Our Wish List

For Our Operations

cat-computerHere’s an easy way to help if you can’t make it in to shop or donate!

Running two stores requires a lot of items for our operations.  Simply purchase these items online and have them sent to our stores – or purchase locally and bring them in.   These donations help us keep our costs down.

For Our Volunteers

  • Cases of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and Sprite
  • Granola bars, animal crackers, chips…any non-perishable food (not expired)
  • K-Cups of coffee for Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Paper plates, cups and plastic utensils for our breakroom

Store Operations – Cleaning Supplies

  • Windex
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Mr. Clean Meadows & Rain with Febreeze Cleaner
  • Febreeze Fabric Spray
  • Brooms – long handled with attachable dustpans
  • 4″ and 8″ Black Zip Ties
  • Swiffers Disposable Cleaning Dusters Refills
  • 39 gallon garbage bags (minimum 1.2 mil)

Office Supplies

  • Copy paper – 8-1/2″ x 11″ (minimum 96 brightness, preferred)
  • Scotch brand scotch tape (refill rolls)
  • Pens that work
  • Fine point Sharpie markers
  • Clear Packaging Tape (Scotch or Duck brands)
  • 1″ and 1-1/2″ brand-name masking tape
  • HP Ink Cartridges:  #92 & 93, 934&935,

Store Operations – Technology

  • iPod – for use in the back room for our volunteers and for our store’s system (preferably 16 gb or larger)
  • iPad with camera (gently-used are ok!) or Android-based tablets
    • to use for social media posts in our stores and merchandise research by volunteers
    • to create a computerized volunteer check-in system.  Saves hours of manual input.

Store Fixtures

  • Items that can be used for store fixtures – display cases (maple), clothing racks, slat wall (maple color), grid-fixtures
  • Cloth mannequins

For Customers

Shopping Bags 

Don’t toss your bags – recycle them.  We take just about anything with a handle and use for the customer purchases.

  • Plastic grocery bags (from grocery stores, discount stores, etc)
  • Paper bags with handles (from department stores, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, etc)
  • Large plastic bags (from department stores, Kohls, Macy’s, etc)

Packaging Paper

  • This is a big need.  We love the packing paper used by moving companies – we use it to wrap breakables upon checkout
  • Bubble wrap (we cannot use the big air pockets)
  • Tissue paper

Gift Cards

These cards help us keep our costs down and give us the flexibility to buy what we need.

  • Sams Club
  • Visa / American Express / Mastercard
  • Home Depot
  • Walmart / Target
  • Northern Tool
  • Amazon
  • Gas station cards (for our donations pickup)


We can always use extra help in these areas to help us promote Second Life.

  • dog-and-computer-331x222Marketing & Public Relations assistance – a person or company to provide advice for an overall marketing, advertising and PR plan
  • Email marketing consultant- assistance in improving our weekly email format and increasing open rates
  • Grant writers
  • Assistance promoting to local colleges
  • Printing Sponsorship – to sponsor signs, postcards, fliers and other items promoting Second Life
  • Signs
  • Volunteers!