Volunteer

Fill the Pantry

Help stock FedExFamilyHouse! We have common pantries that families share for meals and snacks. We love the pantries to be filled with food, snacks and beverages to make life away from home a little bit better. There's also a need for household items, including kitchen supplies, hygiene products, etc.

Learn more about stocking the pantry, specific items needed and dropping off your donation.

Family Wish List on Facebook

This page has a complete listing of items needed to serve families.  Many items go faster than others ... for the list of our immediate needs please go to our Facebook page each Friday to view "Friday Family Wish List", be sure to 'like' and 'follow' us while you are there! 

Click here to go to our Facebook page. 

For our immediate, up-to-date Wish List, please email our Volunteer Services & Communications Coordinator at kelly.douglass@lebonheur.org.

 

Individual Serving Size Items

  • Chips/pretzels/snack mix bags (single serve bags) 
  • Cookies, snack cakes, desserts
  • Cereal, individual boxes
  • Crackers
  • Microwaveable meals
  • Fruit snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Juice boxes
  • Dry-roasted peanuts/trail mix
  • Breakfast items
  • Raisins/dried fruit
  • Yogurt/applesauce/fruit squeeze pouches

Prepared Meals and Cooking

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Dried pasta
  • Pasta sauce (in a jar)
  • Coffee (ground, regular and decaf)
  • Three-sectioned to-go boxes
  • Bisquick/muffin/cornbread mixes
  • Boxed/instant meals
  • Cooking oil, olive oil, cooking spray
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap
  • Ziplock baggies (sandwich size)

General Items (needed especially during the holidays)

  • Gift cards (VISA, restaurant, gas, Target, Wal-Mart)
  • Entertainment passes (movies, sports, museums)
  • Music CDs
  • DVD movies (G and PG ratings)
  • Books (children, teen, and adult)

Children’s Needs

  • Family-friendly DVDs
  • Family-friendly Wii/PlayStation/Xbox games
  • Games and toys for all ages
  • Pillow pet stuffed animals (kids love these!)
  • Books, puzzles, game books

Toiletry Items (travel size)

  • Baby Hygiene items
  • Baby Wipes
  • Facial and body wash
  • Q-tips
  • Band-Aids
  • Hair Ties
  • Small Combs and Brushes
  • Shaving cream and disposable razors
  • Combs and brushes

Household and Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry detergent
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Pump hand sanitizers
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet tissue
  • Kleenex
  • Dinner napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic cups, cutlery

Donation Delivery

Donations may be shipped or dropped off at FedExFamilyHouse at 918 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38105. All donation drop offs must be coordinated in advance. Please call 901-322-1971 or email kelly.douglass@lebonheur.org to schedule your drop off date.

In order to keep our families healthy and safe, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if entering our facility.  During your visit, we would be happy take photos of your group and give a house tour, if scheduled in advance. We are grateful for your ongoing support!

For more information, please contact Kelly Douglass, Volunteer Services and Communications Coordinator, at kelly.douglass@lebonheur.org

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