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Since its beginning, Kinship House has been fortunate to receive a significant part of its funding from local foundations including the Grace Episcopal Church, Frost-Parker,  Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, Mylander Foundation, Wightman Wieber Foundation, Community Endeavors, Stein Foundation and The Erie County Community Foundation.  We continue to depend on the generosity of these foundations, local churches and individuals to fund our mission. Kinship House has been a United Way Agency since 2006.


Donations can be done a number of ways.


  1. Donations of money.  All donations go to the operation of Kinship House.  Or a donation may be given with specific donor directions.

  2. Donations of items. Kinship House maintains a list of frequently used items. See below.

  3. Donations of time or skills. Kinship House looks for volunteers who are willing to donate their time to do general cleaning/maintenance both inside and outside the house. 

All donations are greatly appreciated to keep this important service viable and operating. Kinship House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Please Help

The KinShip House list of frequently used items:

Food Supplies

BEVERAGES – bottled water, Gatorade, juice or juice boxes

FROZEN FOODS – pizzas, chicken nuggets, cookie dough, french fries, pizza rolls, bagel bites

SNACKS – fruit roll-ups, pudding/Jell-O Cups, applesauce cups, fruit snacks, Rice Krispy Treats, Goldfish, pretzels, animal crackers, chips, Go-Gurt, cheese sticks, individual snack packs

Cleaning Supplies

Lysol Wipes, Pledge, Windex, anti-bacterial hand soap, hand sanitizer, toilet cleaner, and Swiffer Wet-Jet refills

School Supplies

Backpacks & lunch totes

House Supplies

Paper towels, paper plates, plastic cups (small & large), tall kitchen trash bags, plastic silverware

Office Supplies

White copy paper, blue ink pens, glue sticks, white out, hanging file 3-tab folders, post-it notes, folders

Craft Supplies

Crayons, coloring books, washable markers, washable paints, paint brushes, construction paper,

Play Doh, finger paint


Trinket toys (for kids’ take-away), Little Tykes or other brand playhouse to put in a visiting room, Wii System games.


New/ gently used diaper changing table or wall mount diaper changing table

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