Would you like to make an in-kind donation to one of our projects? Check out the various ways you can donate goods (prioritized by need), and deliver to or drop off at our home church:
North Hills Community Baptist Church
7801 Thompson Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Drop off times: Tuesday - Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.
Welcome Packages (ALWAYS Wish LIst)
Your donations of new household supplies help a family get started in their new life here in the U.S. Each family receives the same things and these items are always needed, so we call this our ALWAYS Wish List. There are a variety of needs, from cleaning supplies, to dishes to linens. Please use this link to make an in-kind donation to a Welcome Package Wish List. Your donations can be purchased in-store and personally delivered, if you choose (please ask clerk to remove item from the registry at the store), or purchased online (purchase is automatically removed from the registry). Note: we cannot accept used items.
Each newly-arrived family receives a hygiene kit, suitable for the number of people in their particular family. It includes a number of items, such as those pictured. You can choose to donate specific items or a completed kit. The list of items included in each kit can be found here.
This is our original project, and is a wonderful way to involve your children! A Welcome Bag is given to each child, infant through 18 years of age on the day they arrive in Pittsburgh! It's a "hug" from their new Pittsburgh neighbors! There are different contents in a Welcome Bag, depending upon the age and gender of the child, but all include a toy, snacks, socks, hygiene and school-related items. You can find the contents of various Welcome Bags here.
Photo: Victoria from the Pan-icarian Foundation presents a donation of 200 Welcome Bags to Pauline Spring, Program Director of THRIVEPittsburgh.
Although THRIVE sets up new arrival apartments, we do not have storage space for furniture. We depend upon our partners, Angels in Overalls, and The Blessing Board for furniture. Please contact one of these organizations if you have gently-used furniture you would like to donate. Please mention THRIVEPittsburgh.org when you make your donation! :)
Welcome Blankets were inspired by the Knit-Along project. If you like to knit, crochet, or even like to sew or quilt, you can donate a Welcome Blanket to an adult or a child. Welcome Blankets are placed on each bed to give a "warm" Pittsburgh welcome to each newly-arrived family. You can find more information about the Knit-Along project here.