Dear Malachi Center Friends,
The holidays are a wonderful season of love, giving, and unity. We are reminded of your past generosity,
which has fueled our ability to help families on the near West Side of Cleveland, especially during the
Holiday seasons. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, our Adopt-a-Family program looks a bit different this
year. We have limited the families we are adopting to a list of those we currently serve. We know that
there are still families in need in our community. We are writing to invite you to participate in a different
way. If you are still interested in helping out a family in need for the holidays, Malachi Center has
compiled a list of the various types of ways you can choose to donate instead of participating in the
Adopt a Family program:
Create your own Holiday Family Bag!
Compile your own family bag full of activities, toiletries, winter gear, and holiday supplies. Grab a tote
bag, fill it, and drop it off at the Center and we will coordinate its distribution to a family in need! We
have attached a list of suggested items, but feel free to take some liberty with the contents of the family
Items must be packaged into a tote bag and can include: Snacks (granola bars, chips, fruit
snacks, rice krispies, etc.), hot chocolate packets, mugs, S’mores kits, Gingerbread house kits,
markers, crayons, glitter glue, chalk, craft kits, coloring books, playing cards, Uno, Goldfish,
board games, activity books, slime kits, outdoor recreation items, jumpropes, blankets, 2
children’s winter hats, 2 pairs of children’s gloves, 1-2 adult winter hat and gloves, full-sized
toiletries (Bath and Body Works), deodorant, holiday gift items, kitchen towels, local pizza/
other eatery gift cards, body lotion, laundry detergent, sponges, dish washing soap, cleaning
**Your constructed bag should at a minimum include 2 children’s winter hats and 2 pairs of gloves and 1
adult winter hat and pair of gloves and a warm blanket! Please get in contact with Lynn Scott at [email protected] or 216-771-3036.
We also have wishlists of items needed for the Center’s Programs this holiday season:
Malachi Center Homeless Winter Duffel Bag Wishlist – This wish list directly benefits the homeless we serve. We use your donations to distribute about 100 bags of clothing and winter supplies to those in need from November to January!
Malachi Center Homeless Toiletries Wishlist – This wishlist directly benefits the homeless we serve. These donations replenish our stock of supplies to distribute in our homeless shower program each week!
Malachi Center Family Programming Wishlist – This wishlist directly benefits the community and families we serve at Malachi Center. These donations go towards our youth services and programming, learning pod program, and the distributions we do for those in the community!
Items needed throughout the year:
Malachi Center is always in need of various resources for our programs. We accept donations of new and some gently used items that can help our community. The following is a list of needed items.
Underwear & T-Shirts for Men & Women
Aluminum trays (large and small)
Pots & Pans
Paper Products (Plates, Cups, Napkins)
Large Zip Lock Bags
55 Gallon Trash Bags
Liquid hand soap