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Erie VA Medical Center

 

Erie VAVS Wish List

The following has been identified as items needed to enhance patient care services at our facility. Please contact the Voluntary Service Office prior to making a final decision to discuss specific details and to assure items have not already been donated.

COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (4TH FLOOR)

NEW CLOTHING (Only NEW items will be accepted):

  • Tee Shirts (size M to 3x mostly need XL to 2XL)
  • Sweatpants/Sweatshirts (size M to 3x mostly need XL to 2XL)
  • Lounge pants – (size Medium to XXL)

PERSONAL HYGIENE/COMFORT ITEMS

  • Cloth Catheter bag
  • Name brand disposable razors at least twin blade (no generic razors please)
  • Denture cleaner tablets
  • Dental floss
  • Body wash (men’s and women’s)
  • Deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • Men’s body lotion
  • Puffs, Kleenex, or other soft tissues
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Combs
  • Nail clippers

    GIFT CARDS

    • Phone cards
    • Claytopia
    • Dollar General/Dollar Tree (to pick up seasonal items or snacks)
    • Sara’s at the entrance to Presque Isle
    • Eastway Bowling Lanes
    • McDonald’s
    • Craft gift card (Michaels/AC Moore or Hobby Lobby) for craft items
    • Walmart
    • Target
    • Canteen books to use for bingo programs

    RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY ITEMS

    • Portable handheld CD players or MP3 player with headphones & batteries
    • Music CDs of any variety
    • 30-45 minute DVD programs, old time TV shows, nature programs, educational videos, musical videos
    • Small seasonal or Holiday items to place in resident rooms (26)
    • Boom boxes (4) for resident rooms so they can enjoy music of their choice
    • Magazine subscription to Unit 4 for Popular Mechanics, Hunting & Fishing
    • Small wooden craft items (that can be painted)
    • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
    • Large Print Crossword and Search Books
    • Large Black Dry Erase Board Markers
    • Postage stamps
    • Coffee filters/plastic knives/small paper plates
    • 300-500 piece easy grip jigsaw puzzles

    COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (5TH FLOOR)

    GIFT CARDS

    • Michaels
    • Christmas Tree Shop
    • Pizza Hut
    • Sara’s at Presque Isle
    • McDonalds
    • Canteen books for Bingo
    • Dairy Queen certificates
    • Walmart gift cards
    • Dollar Tree
    • Bed, Bath and Beyond

    NEW CLOTHING (Only NEW items will be accepted):

    • Colored Tee Shirts (size Medium to 5XXL) - no white please
    • Elastic waistband Sweatpants (size Medium to XXL) – no draw strings 
    • Colored Crew Sweatshirts – (size Medium to XXL) – no white please
    • Lounge pants – (size Medium to XXL)

     We would appreciate any donations of NEW clothing that we can use for our Veterans.

    COMFORT ITEMS/PERSONAL HYGIENE

    • Black & Decker coffee pot (12 cup)
    • CD Player
    • Small bedside fans (ones that will fit on their nightstand) - not the floor model fans
    • Relaxation tapes
    • Himalayan Salt Lamps (ones that plug in)
    • 300 and 500 piece easy grip jigsaw puzzles
    • Subscription to People and Better Home and Gardens magazines
    • Gardening books explaining the how to in planting
    • Solar lights for the garden area
    • Large print crosswords and word searches
    • Gillette razors (or other name brand –not generic)
    • Relaxation tapes – CDs (nature, waterfalls or other soothing music)
    • Body Wash for Men
    • Large boxes of Kleenex
    • Denture cleaning tablets
    • Dental floss
    • Shaving cream
    • Men’s deodorant
    • Shampoo
    • Toothpaste – regular (not sensitive)
    • Toothbrushes – soft or medium bristles
    • Combs
    • Nail clippers
    • Brut and Old Spice aftershave

    COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER-Acute/Intermediate Care (5th FLOOR)

     

    NEW CLOTHING (Only NEW items will be accepted):

    • Briefs (cotton only) – (2 Medium, 4 Large, 2 XL & 3 XXL)
    • Tee Shirts (Large and XL)


    HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM

     

    NEW CLOTHING FOR MEN & WOMEN:

    (Used clothing WILL NOT be accepted)

    • Back packs
    • Shirts/pants

     LIVING SPACE ITEMS:

    • Queen size plastic sheet covers
    • Air conditioners
    • Air mattresses
    • Blankets
    • Flat screen TVs
    • Beds
    • Sheet sets
    • Bath towels
    • Lamps
    • Curtains/rods
    • Shower curtains/rods/rings
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Clock
    • Clock radios


     KITCHEN ITEMS:

    • Tables/Chairs

    TRANSITIONAL HOUSING SUPPLIES

    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Nail clippers
    • Shaving cream
    • Calendars
    • Laundry detergent
    • Ledgers
    • Envelopes
    • Stamps
    • Small first aid kits
    • Flashlights
    • Daily/weekly/monthly planners

    GIFT CARDS

    • $10 gift cards to Chido’s Laundromat – 605 West 10th, Erie – they will provide wash and fold service for our homeless Veterans
    • Gas cards
    • Giant Eagle
    • Tops Market
    • Wal-Mart
    • Tickets for Veterans to attend any recreational activities (i.e., baseball, basketball or hockey games) in the community
    • CATA Bus passes (in Crawford County) for CBOC patients
    • Phone cards

    TRANSITIONAL OTHER ITEMS

    • Bicycles
    • Virus free working laptops with power cords that have the ability to connect with the internet via WIFI

    Behavioral Health PROGRAM

     GIFT CARDS

    • Gas cards (to assist Veterans in coming in for BHC appointments)
    • Phone cards (to assist Veterans in making their BHC appointments)
    • Grocery cards (high risk Veterans struggling financially)
    • Eastway Bowling Lanes for community outings
    • McDonald’s for community outings
    • Tim Horton’s for community outings
    • Panera Bread for community outings

    RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY/MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

    • Chess sets
    • Checker boards
    • Uno decks
    • Apple to Apple board game
    • Corn hole game
    • Crossword puzzle books
    • Sudoku puzzle books

    WOMEN VETERANS PROGRAM

     GIFT CARDS

    • For food or pharmacy items (Tops/Giant Eagle/Wegmans)
    • Gas (to travel to appointments and events)
    • Haircuts-Salon services
    • Wal-Mart
    • Kmart
    • Target
    • Any department store

    SURGICAL CLINIC (3rd FLOOR)

     

    WHITE SOCKS (Only NEW items will be accepted):

    • Men/Women’s (all sizes)
    • Diabetic socks (all sizes)

    COMFORT ITEMS

    Voluntary Service is always accepting donations of comfort items for all hospitalized Veterans: Shampoo, body wash, shaving cream, denture cleaner, combs, deodorant (non-aerosol), dental floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizing lotions, nail clippers, name brand Kleenex, name brand disposable razors, baby wipes, large-print word search books, emery boards, shower caps, and relaxation music CDs. Groups may make a project and provide us with ready-to-go kits (large zip-lock plastic bags) using the trial size or personal size items.

    At this time we are NOT accepting any type of medical equipment, cologne, mouth wash, aerosols, bar soap, jigsaw puzzles, paper and hardback books, VHS tapes, or lap robes – please!!

    If you would rather make your donation online to the Erie VA Medical Center, please use E-Donate. Follow the steps provided to make your online donation.

    All monetary donations (checks) must be payable to the: Erie VA Medical Center and mailed to the attention of the Volunteer Office (135) at 135 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504. If you want your donation to benefit a specific fund, please use the memo line of the check to document the fund.