Next Step Shelter

Donations to the Next Step Shelter support families, couples and individuals during their stay at the shelter and upon moving into permanent housing. By donating any of the following items, you are helping transform lives in our community.

New and gently-used items are appreciated

Most Needed:

  • Monetary donations (donate here)
  • Gift cards
  • Recycle cans/bottles
  • Air mattresses
  • 20 gallon or larger bins with lids
  • Hygiene goods (bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush & tooth paste, disposable razors, shaving gel/cream, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toilet tissue, laundry detergent, paper towel, etc.)
  • Pampers (in demand: sizes 3, 4, 5) and baby wipes
  • Baby food and formula
  • Non-perishable, non expired foods (coffee, sugar, creamer, rice, cup of noodles, spam, sausage, sardine/tuna, cereal, fruit bars, milk, juice, snacks, etc.)
  • Household items (paper plates/bowls, disposable utensils, foil pans, plastic/foil wraps, paper cups, large trash bags, ziploc bags, latex gloves, band-aides, ointment, 100 watt of less light bulbs, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Limited Needs:

  • Blankets, sheets, pillows, towels
  • School supplies, backpacks, handbags
  • Sports/Fitness (basketballs, volleyballs, soccer & footballs, hula hoop, jump ropes)
  • New or very gently used clothing, shoes, socks and slippers (no shoes with spikes, please)
  • New unwrapped toys for children’s birthday gifts
  • Books for children and paperbacks for adults
  • Household items (can openers, microwave)

Very Limited Needs:

  • Strollers
  • DVDs / CDs
  • Earphones

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

  • Hazardous waste materials and chemicals
  • Automobile parts (tires, batteries, etc.)
  • Major appliance (refrigerator, TV, stoves)
  • Furniture (office/home desks, cabinets, sofas, tables, box spring beds, futons, lawn chairs, carpets)
  • Kitchen products (dishes, pot/pans, metal utensils)
  • Computers, monitors, printers
  • Medical (crutches, medicines of any kind)
  • Used toys, play guns/swords, doll houses, skateboards, bicycles, bats, stuff animals, toys with lots of pieces, puzzles

Call or email our volunteers/donation coordinator for assistance or suggestions in finding the right resources in our community.

Mahalo for your contribution! Your support helps those in need progress out of homelessness and onto long-term stability. Make an immediate impact with an online donation.

For more information or to schedule a drop-off, please contact the shelter coordinator at
(808) 791-9385.

The Next Step shelter is located at Pier One in Kaka’ako. Get directions

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