How To Help

Wish List

Wish List

CAPTAIN CHS is currently in need of the following:

General and Miscellaneous

  • Automatic letter/paper folder for bulk mailings

Food Pantry

  • Food Items: Canned vegetables and fruit, soups, tuna, canned chicken, rice and rice sides, peanut butter, raviolis, and beef stew
  • Hygiene Items: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, body lotion, razors and shaving cream, tampons, and sanitary pads
  • Cleaning Supplies: dish soap, laundry soap, sanitizing products, paper products, toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues
  • Baby Care Items: baby shampoo, baby body wash, and newborn and size 6 diapers

CAPteens and Youth Development

  • Trailer for our CAPteens program (To be used as a parade float)

Care Links

  • Boxes of Birthday Cards, Sympathy Cards, and Get Well Cards
  • "Care Cards" - Gift cards from Hannaford, Walmart, or the Dollar Store for our Care Receivers when there is an immediate need for items and they do not have the resources.
  • Gas Cards for volunteers who drive seniors to medical appointments
  • Digital Camera for capturing senior moments

Cheryl's Lodge

  • Prepackaged snack items or gift cards to purchase
  • Juice boxes or individual bottles
  • Arts and craft supplies, including:
  • Sports and activities supplies, including:
    • Basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls
    • Small foosball table
    • Inflatable lounge air sofa hammock
    • Walkie talkies
    • Wireless speaker
    • LED light box
    • Fairy lights
  • Personal supplies including:
    • Kids' sunglasses
    • Hair Clips
  • Office supplies, including:
    • FujiFilm Instax instant camera
    • 11 inch LCD writing tablet
    • Laminating machine and sleeves

Empowerment Programs

Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

  • A new or lightly used twelve-seat van for our Youth Shelter
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Bus passes for Schenectady County
  • Gift Cards:
    • Movie and bowling gift cards for kids at the Youth Shelter
    • Uber
    • Stewart's
    • Fast food restaurants
  • Lawn games/outdoor play equipment
  • Art supplies for a paint and (coffee) sip event
  • Small prizes like fidget spinners
  • Backpacks or gym bags
  • Books for teens

If you can assist with any of these needs, please contact Ava at 518-399-4624 or