Other Ways to Help

Oasis distributes essential items to families in need. We regularly collect small and large donations of shelf-stable foods, baby needs (diapers, formula, etc.), personal hygiene items, seasonal goods, and more. 

We ask you to deliver the items to our community center at 59 Mill Street in Paterson, New Jersey.  Drop-off hours are 8am — 11am and 1pm — 2:30pm Monday through Friday. Contact our team to learn more.

Make a Difference by Donating:


  • Macaroni and cheese 
  • Canned tuna 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Jelly 
  • Pasta 
  • Soup 
  • Tomato sauce 
  • Snacks (chips, cookies, juice boxes) 
  • Cereal 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Canned vegetables 
  • Canned fruits 
  • Canned beans 
  • Canned chili/meat

Baby Items

Please note we only accept new, unused baby items

  • Diapers
  • Pull-ups
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Formula
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby food
  • Baby wash & lotion
  • Bibs & burp cloths
  • Pacifiers & teething toys

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene items

Weekend Survival Bags

Oasis has 125 children in our After School Academy program. Many children in this program miss at least one meal every weekend. Help a child combat hunger by donating the following items: 

  • Breakfast: mini cereal, oatmeal, shelf-stable milk 
  • Lunch/Dinner: Microwavable mac & cheese, ravioli, soup 
  • Drinks: Small water, juice box 
  • Snacks: Fruit cup/applesauce, granola bars, goldfish, crackers, pretzels

Back to School

Items accepted July through September.

  • Backpacks
  • Composition notebooks
  • 3 and 5 subject notebooks
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Binders, looseleaf paper, dividers
  • Small dry erase board & markers
  • Construction paper
  • Post-its and index cards
  • Pens, pencils, sharpies, highlighters
  • Crayons, colored pencils
  • Pencil boxes/pouches
  • Glue sticks/liquid glue
  • Safety scissors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Calculators
  • Headphones


  • Frozen Turkey
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Corn bread mix
  • Canned gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Potatoes/yams
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned evaporated milk
  • Coffee, tea, juice


Unwrapped new toys for children from birth through 16 years of age. We do not accept used toy donations at this time.

Gift cards (Visa, Amazon, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, etc.)

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