The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

Non Food Donations - Housewarming baskets

Housewarming Baskets

Description: Assemble and provide a housewarming basket for residents experiencing homelessness who are transitioning to permanent housing.

Details: Many of our former residents are granted temporary/permanent housing but still need much help in the way of supplies to get them started in their new home! It is our goal that you would be willing to help us to assemble these gifts to help those in need, get the start they deserve. 

A complete basket includes the following items, assembled in a laundry basket or a large trash can:

  • 1 set of twin blankets, sheets, pillow and pillowcase
  • 1 bath towel and 1 washcloth
  • 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 spoons and 2 cups
  • 1 pot and 1 pan
  • 1 shower curtain and 1 set of rings
  • 2 dish towels, 2 oven mitts
  • 1 pack of hangers
  • 10-20 cans or boxes of non-perishable food

Optional additions to your basket include:

  • Air mattress, or a bed
  • Cleaning products (1 each of Lysol disinfectant spray, 1 broom and dustpan, pack of sponges, dish detergent, all-purpose cleaner, mop, etc.)
  • 1 floor mat for the shower
  • 2 packs of simple t-shirts
  • 1 container of laundry detergent
  • 1 toiletry kit (see below)
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 coffeemaker, 1 pack filters, 2 packages coffee
  • 1 can opener

Time frame: Flexible; please contact the Volunteer Manager at or 667-600-3236 to schedule a drop off.

Mission Statement


Cherishing the Divine Within, we are committed to a Maryland where each person has the opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential.


Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, Catholic Charities provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.


To Love, To Serve, To Teach and To Work for Justice


About us:

The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) is a low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Our services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes -- with a focused goal on assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.