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Erie VA Medical Center

 

Erie VAVS Wish List

  • Ear plugs
  • Toiletries
  • Flip Flops
  • Journal/Notebook/Pen
  • Dream catchers, Paracord bracelets & keychain crafts
  • Ceramics
  • Choices in a jar (game)
  • Adult Coloring books
  • Coloring books
  • Indoor games (Trivia, Family Feud, Dominoes, Connect 4, Battleship, Monopoly, Pictionary and Toss ‘n Talk About Balls games)
  • Playing cards
  • Karaoke machine
  • Xbox One or Wii
  • Outdoor games (Bocce and corn hole)
  • Movies/DVDs/workout videos
  • Word search books
  • Sudoku puzzle books
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Art Supplies
  • Face masks (for painting)
  • Crochet supplies
  • Aromatherapy
  • Himalayan Lamps
  • Exercise bands
  • Golf Clubs to be shared for golf outings

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 4x mostly need XL to 2XL)
  • Sweatpants/Sweatshirts (size M to 4x mostly need XL to 2XL)
  • Lounge pants – (size Medium to XXL)

PERSONAL HYGIENE/COMFORT ITEMS

  • Name brand disposable razors at least twin blade (no generic razors please)
  • Denture cleaner tablets
  • Body wash (men’s and women’s)
  • Deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • Men’s body lotion
  • Puffs, Kleenex, or other soft tissues
  • Shaving cream
  • 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

    • Erie Daily Times newspaper subscription for CLC 4
    • 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

    • Panera Bread
    • Cracker Barrel
    • Christmas Tree Shop
    • Pizza Hut
    • Sara’s at Presque Isle
    • McDonalds
    • Canteen books for Bingo
    • Dairy Queen certificates
    • Walmart gift cards
    • Dollar Tree

    NEW CLOTHING (Only NEW items will be accepted):

    • Colored Tee Shirts (size Medium to 5XL) - no white please
    • Lounge pants – (size Medium to XXXL)

    COMFORT ITEMS/PERSONAL HYGIENE

    • Christmas stockings and ornaments for outside their doors
    • Erie Otter tickets
    • Black & Decker coffee pot (12 cup)
    • DVD Players
    • CD Player
    • Relaxation tapes – CDs (nature, waterfalls or other soothing music)
    • Small bedside fans (ones that will fit on their nightstand) - not the floor model fans
    • Relaxation tapes
    • 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
    • Large print crosswords and word searches
    • Gillette razors (or other name brand –not generic)
    • Body Wash for Men
    • Large boxes of Kleenex
    • Denture grip
    • Denture cleaning tablets
    • Dental floss
    • Shaving cream
    • Men’s deodorant
    • Axe body spray
    • Shampoo
    • Chap tick
    • Hand lotion
    • Toothpaste – regular (not sensitive)
    • Toothbrushes – soft or medium bristles
    • Combs
    • Nail clippers
    • Brut and Old Spice aftershave
    • Adult coloring books and colored pencils

    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
    • Belts (any size but 40)

     LIVING SPACE ITEMS:

      • Queen size plastic sheet covers

     KITCHEN ITEMS:

    • Tables/Chairs

    TRANSITIONAL HOUSING SUPPLIES

    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Nail clippers
    • Shaving cream
    • Calendars (small ones that can fit in back pocket or purse)
    • Dish Soap/Laundry detergent
    • Ledgers
    • Envelopes
    • Stamps
    • Small first aid kits
    • Flashlights
    • Daily/weekly/monthly planners

    TRANSITIONAL OTHER ITEMS

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

    GIFT CARDS

    • $10 gift cards to Bloom Collaborative (to attend some of their programs)
    • Pet supply stores
    • $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

    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

    For our Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (PRRC)

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

    Psychological Residental Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP) (6th Floor)

    Recreational Activity & Miscellaneous Items

    • Ear plugs
    • Toiletries
    • Flip Flops
    • Journal/Notebook/Pen
    • Dream catchers, Paracord bracelets & keychain crafts
    • Ceramics
    • Choices in a jar (game)
    • Adult Coloring books
    • Coloring books
    • Indoor games (Trivia, Family Feud, Dominoes, Connect 4, Battleship, Monopoly, Pictionary and Toss ‘n Talk About Balls games)
    • Playing cards
    • Karaoke machine
    • Xbox One or Wii
    • Outdoor games (Bocce and corn hole)
    • Movies/DVDs/workout videos
    • Word search books
    • Sudoku puzzle books
    • Books
    • Puzzles
    • Art Supplies
    • Face masks (for painting)
    • Crochet supplies
    • Aromatherapy
    • Himalayan Lamps
    • Exercise bands
    • Golf Clubs to be shared for golf outings

    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
    • Target
    • Any department store
    • Women’s razors and travel size women’s shaving cream
    • Blank Journals

    SURGICAL CLINIC (3rd FLOOR)

    WHITE SOCKS (Only NEW items will be accepted):

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

    PRIMARY CARE CLINICS (1ST FLOOR)

    WHITE SOCKS (Only NEW items will be accepted):
    • Men/Women’s (all sizes)
    • Diabetic socks (all sizes) 


    MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK (Basement)

    GIFT CARDS (FOR EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY)

    • Aldi’s
    • Dollar Tree

    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.