In-Kind Donations


In-kind donations are an invaluable resource — helping our clients and programs meet their basic needs, alleviate financial burdens, enhance quality of life, and thrive despite challenging circumstances. Your gift can help change a life!

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact Marisa Moonilal Montes, Director of Development & Engagement, at [email protected].

Current & Ongoing Needs

The items below include common essentials and “wish list” items by department or division. Please note that all items must be new unless otherwise noted (*). We request that any used items have little or no signs of wear and are in good working condition.


The items below would help ensure that our Nutrition van drivers are able to safely deliver meals to child care sites throughout the LA area on rainy days.

  • 6 waterproof insulated jackets
  • 6 pairs of rain boots
  • 6 pairs of waterproof insulated pants
Child Development
  • Children’s School Supplies – to support learning at home
    • Backpacks
    • Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Erasers
    • Colored pencils
    • Pencil sharpeners
    • Chalk
  • Preschool Site Supplies
    • Apple or Android tablets* – to implement electronic signatures during child drop off and pick up
  • Parent Gifts – to help increase family participation in learning events
    • Childrens’ books – ages 2-5
      • Topics: cultural diversity, social-emotional well-being, challenging behaviors, different abilities, mental health awareness and nutrition. Only non-religious books, please (due to funding restrictions).
    • Learning or educational toys – ages 2-5
    • Arts and crafts kits
    • Car seats – ages 2-5
    • Gift cards – Chuck E Cheese, Shakey’s, Sky Zone, Boomers, or other family-oriented settings
    • Self-care baskets or items to promote parents’ well-being
      • Diffusers
      • Soft or weighted blankets
      • Lavender or eucalyptus candles
      • Calming teas (e.g., chamomile, spear mint, relaxed mind, stress relieve etc.)
      • Journals & colored pens
      • Anti-stress coloring activities & colored pencils
      • Infused water bottles
      • Scalp massagers
      • Foot spas
      • Deep tissue massagers
Immigrant & Refugee Services

Priority items are listed in red. “High value items” can be counted towards our Matching Grant program donations. (For more about this refugee accelerated employment program, click here.)

While furniture is a need, IILA does not usually have the capacity to store or deliver these large items. If you would like to donate new furniture and can deliver items within Southern California (LA or Orange County), please contact us to discuss this possibility. We regret that used furniture is not typically usable for health and safety reasons or is sometimes not culturally acceptable to certain clients.

  • GIFT CARDS – Greatly appreciated & allow staff (& clients) greater agency in choosing appropriate items
    • Target
    • Walmart
    • Amazon
    • Grocery stores
    • Car seats – “grow with baby” designs are best
    • Strollers
    • Diapers (size 1 & up, no newborn)
    • Onesies (3 months & up)
    • Costco multi-packs or gift packs of baby supplies
    • Cell phones*
    • Laptops/Chromebooks*
    • Tablets*
    • Prepaid phone cards
    • Small & large appliances
      • Please ensure you are able to deliver or arrange delivery of large appliances.
    • Cookware (pots, pans, cooking utensils)
    • Teapots
    • Electric kettles
    • Microwaves
    • Rice cookers
    • Dishes
    • Utensils
    • Comforter sets
    • Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Bedsheets (queen or twin size)
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Coats
    • Jackets
    • Gloves
    • Hats (women/men/children)
    • Steel-toed work boots (men’s 9-12)
    • Non-slip, black, food service shoes (men’s 9-12, women’s 6-9)
    • Mirrors – personal (handheld)
    • Towels
    • Toothbrush holders
    • Towel racks
    • Bathroom curtains
    • Shower curtains
    • Floor mats
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Body wash
    • Lotion
    • Facial tissues
    • Feminine products
    • Toilet paper
    • Backpacks
    • Notebooks
    • Pens
    • Pencils