Wish List and Policy

COTS appreciates your donations! In order to put them to the best possible use,

we will prioritize the acceptance of items on our wish list  by appointment only

To schedule drop-off, contact Rachel Minion at 313-270-9100 ext 414. or rminion@cotsdetroit.org.

Arts, Crafts & School Supplies:

  • Backpacks 
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencil & pens
  • Interactive learning toys (e.g. Leapfrog, VTech)
  • New board games
  • 3 or 5 subject notebooks

Baby Items:

  • Diapers (sizes 2, 3, 4 & 5)
  • Diaper pails
  • Disposable bibs
  • Formula & food
  • Hygiene items (soap, lotion, wipes)
  • New bottles
  • New double and single strollers
  • New car seats

Clothing Items:

  • Children’s clothing
  • New bras (all sizes)
  • New socks (all sizes)
  • New underwear (all sizes)
  • Pajamas (all sizes)
  • Shower shoes
  • Women’s professional attire
Food & Household Items:

  • After-school snacks
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Laundry detergent


Personal Hygiene Items:

  • Combs & hairbrushes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap, lotion & deodorant
  • Shower caps
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste 


Linens (new items only):

  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Children’s blankets
  • Crib sheets (standard & portable)
  • Pillows
  • Twin bed-in-a-bag sets
  • Twin mattress covers
  • Twin sheets


Tickets & Gift Certificates:

  • Event tickets (the zoo, museums, theatre, sporting events, etc.)
  • Gift cards (gas, restaurants, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Target)
  • Monthly and single use bus passes

COTS Administrative Office |  26 Peterboro  |  Suite 100 |  Detroit, MI 48201

313-831-3777 |  engage@cotsdetroit.org

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