We need your help creating holiday care packages!

Thank you for checking out our Holiday Drive! Below is the list of items we are looking for to help out New Beginnings youth during the holiday season. You can help homeless youth at New Beginnings have a brighter holiday this year.

Gift bags will be given to 100+ youth in our Shelter, Transitional Living, and Outreach Programs.

Each Holiday Care Package will contain the following NEW items: 

  • New adultsize hooded zippered sweatshirt (all sizes XSXXXXL needed!) 
  • 1 pair of waterproof winter gloves 
  • Deodorant 
  • 1 pair of new ear buds 
  • New brush or comb 
  • New fullsize Liquid Body Wash 
  • New fullsize Shampoo and Conditioner 
  • Holiday candy 
  • Reusable shopping bag 

PLEASE NOTE: If you donate prepared bags containing everything listed above, please label or tag the outside of the bag with the hoodie size and intended gender (M, F, or X for gender-neutral). If donating care package contents for many youths, please keep each type of item together and hoodies individually marked by size/gender to make them easier for our team to distribute.


50 Toiletry Kits:

2-Gallon zip-top plastic bag filled with new, full-size hygiene items including:

  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Liquid body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lip balm
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

Please label bags for M/F/X.

Gift Cards:

  • $5 or $10 to Dunkin Donuts
  • $20 Walmart

Any denomination of gift cards to the following:

  • Hannaford
  • Shaw’s
  • Subway
  • McDonalds
  • Burger King
  • Game Stop
  • Bull Moose
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar

NEW Gifts (Adult sizes):

  • Warm Winter Socks
  • Power Boost Sticks
  • Thumb Drives
  • Underwear
  • Sweat Pants
  • Leggings & Pajama Pants
  • Art Supplies
  • Watches
  • String Bags
  • Playing Cards & Games
  • Slippers
  • Coloring/Game books
  • Journals
  • Jewelry
  • Lotions
  • Hair Products

50 New Fleece Blankets:

Lap/throw size to fit in a backpack.

DROP-OFF DATES: December 10 & 11, 2020

Prefer to shop online? Amazon will donate a percentage of any of your amazon purchases to New Beginnings when you use our AmazonSmiles link: smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0360077

Items purchased online can be shipped to the address below.

*Please include a gift note with your name & contact info so we can thank you*

New Beginnings

Attn: Holiday Drive

134 College St.

Lewiston, ME 04240

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will only be open for drop offs on Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th. Though we haven’t solidified all of the details of the drop off we wanted to be sure our supporters had access to our list of holiday needs. Please be sure watch for more details or sign up for our E-News on our website, so the details can be sent directly to you.