Looking for a way to help people in need this Holiday Season?

Thresholds is a non-profit agency that supports Kent County adults with developmental disabilities who live in group homes, independently, or with family. The adults Thresholds serve have limited incomes, and those who live independently need basic supplies to continue to be successful on their own. Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to help people in need.

Below is a Wish List from those who live independently. These wishes are small but are a wonderful way to bless others. You can help by donating items from the list below or cash for staff to purchase items. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact me. Thank you for helping spread the joy this year!

Blessings to you this Holiday Season,
Jane Owen, Chair Thresholds Board
Cell: 616-262-2394 Email: davejaneowen@gmail.com

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Deadline for Christmas – Dec 8th

Wish List to Support Independence

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Dish Towels/Cloths
  • Potholders
  • Cookware (Saucepan/Frying Pan)
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cutting Boards
  • Cooking Utensils (Heat-resistant spatulas, Stirring Spoons, Measuring cups/spoons)
  • Silverware (4 place settings)
  • Toaster Oven

Personal Care:

  • Bath Towels/Loofahs/Wash Cloths
  • Bath & Body Work Soaps
  • Fingernail Polish, clippers, files
  • Fingernail polish remover


  • Bed Pillows
  • Sheets (Twin, Full or Queen)
  • Pillowcases
  • Protective Pillowcases

Adult Winter gear/clothing:

  • Gloves/Mittens Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Boots
  • Slippers
  • Croc’s
  • Pajama’s
  • T-shirts/Sweatshirts (XL, 2XL, 3XL)
  • Men’s White T-Shirts (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4 XL)

Stock the Pantry

  • Dish Soap
  • Aluminum Foil, Sandwich Bags
  • Paper Plates, Napkins
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel/Kleenex
  • Laundry Soap
  • Magnetic grocery list for refrigerators
  • First Aid Supplies (Band-Aids, Neosporin)
  • Toothpaste/Brushes/dental floss
  • Antiperspirant/Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hairbrushes/Comb
  • Body Wash (not bars of soap)

Gift Cards ($10 - $25 denomination's):

  • Meijer
  • Walmart
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Empowering people with disabilities to lead meaningful, connected lives.

Thresholds is located at 160 – 68th St SW Suite 130, Grand Rapids, MI 49548