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Our Wish List

Help us to meet the basic needs of our residents by donating items from the list below.

Donations can be dropped off any time at Cross Roads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801. 

You can also purchase items via our Amazon Wish List HERE and have your donation shipped directly to the shelter. So easy and so appreciated!


  • Bug spray
  • First-aid adhesive bandages (large and extra large sizes)
  • Individual packets of ear plugs
  • Lip balm
  • Over-the-counter non-drowsy allergy medicine
  • Over-the-counter menstrual pain relief
  • Over-the-counter pain relief (ibuprofen, naproxen & acetaminophen, individual packets or small-size bottles)
  • Pocket-size tissue packs
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Sunscreen


  • Bike Locks
  • Diapers (sizes 3 and up)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene (pads & tampons)
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants for men and women (sizes M, L & XL especially)
  • Underwear for men and women (sizes M, L & XL especially)
  • Undershirts for men and sports bras for women
  • Wallets, day planners, reading glasses
  • Personal care & hygiene items: individual packets of ibuprofen, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, nail clippers, tweezers, antibacterial hand wipes, full-size bottles of lotion, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner


  • Gas stations
  • Goodwill
  • Market Basket or Hannaford
  • Walmart

Please note: We do not accept used clothing donations. When donating food items, please be conscious of expiration dates even on “non-perishable” items.

 New or Gently Used Items:

  • Twin Size Sheets
  • Twin Size Blankets

In addition to providing items for our residents, financial donations are always needed to help fund shelter operations.

Thank you for your generosity!

Questions? Contact Kristina Siegenthaler at 603-436-2218 ext. 107 or

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