Donate Items

Since 1872, The Methodist Home has prospered on the love and generosity of others. There are numerous ways you can help our residents and day care. The lists below cover just a few of the things we are in need of. With over 120 children in residential care most days, we appreciate those who help us meet these basic needs!  We also have some larger items which we must purchase.  Your donations towards those purchases would be appreciated (we prefer to actually buy the items ourselves; we save by agreements with some vendors, and we can make sure things match and are heavy duty enough for our needs)

Larger Items

  • Washers $425
  • Dryers $425
  • Refrigerators $650
  • Storage Shed $2600
  • Freezers $600
  • Dishwashers $325
  • Range $525
  • 42” TV $450
  • Van $20,000
  • New Roof for several buildings (about $18,000 each)
  • Bales of Pine straw for main campus and all Regions


This list is for our main Macon campus; regional sites need the same things, except appropriate to the gender served in that region (boys in St. Marys, girls in Valdosta, etc.)

  • Moisturizing Soap
  • Deodorant Soap
  • Bath Gel/Body Wash
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Mousse and Styling Gel
  • Hair Spray and Holding Spray (Must be non-aerosol)
  • Boys and Girls Deodorant (Must be non-aerosol)
  • Hair Brushes (Bristle and Wire)
  • Medium Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Especially for our African-American residents:

  • Shampoo and Conditioner- Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions
  • Moisturizing lotion-Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions
  • Setting Lotion-Pink Moisturizer
  • Hair grease (boys)-Sport N Waves and Blue Magic
  • Shampoo (boys) – Any type 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner
  • Wave Caps (boys)
  • Spray Bottles


Christmas “wish lists” are available for each child, usually the first of November. You can help us provide a great Christmas to each of our 125 or so residents. Contact Mr. Todd Bennett or the Regional Director for more information.


  • (When selecting sizes and styles, please remember that our residents are ages 7-17.)
  • Socks, especially dress socks (boys)
  • Rain Coats (all sizes)
  • Boxers and Undershirts/Older Boys (mostly Men’s Sizes, please)
  • Modest girl’s and young women’s panties (ages 7-17)
  • Umbrellas

School Supplies

  • 3 Ring Binders (1 1/2 – 2 inches)
  • 3 and 5 subject spiral notebooks (No college ruled)
  • Wide Ruled Paper
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Highlighters
  • Fat and Thin Markers
  • Black and Red Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Dividers & Dividers with Pockets
  • Report Covers
  • Crayola Washable Markers
  • Construction Paper
  • Colored Copier Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint
  • Stencils (letters, shapes, etc.)
  • Play-Doh
  • Large sheets of foam
  • Felt material
  • Glitter
  • Pipe cleaners
Ways You Can Help