An opportunity to get a unique gift item for your loved one
and help a charity that serves others in your own community!

“What happens to my donation?”
All donated funds are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a certificate sent to you as an attachment via e-mail or via postal service with your name or the name of the person you are donating funds on behalf of. Each certificate will feature a copy of the photo that is affiliated with the item you have donated towards—suitable for framing in your family room or den! Donations must be received prior to December 20th in order to receive a certificate for gift giving purposes.

“What if someone has already purchased my item?”
Certainly some of these items are a one of a kind purchase while some are endlessly available. If we receive your donation for an item that has already been purchased, we will contact you to determine where you might prefer your donation redirected toward. We want to ensure that your donation is directed where you would like to make an impact!

Fifth Street Renaissance / SARA Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial contribution.

Welcome KitA Welcome to our Community Gift Kit of  Necessary Items $75.00

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Most clients come to us with nothing more than the clothes on their back.  Providing the basic necessities for every client is what we do.   When veterans graduate from our program, they leave with everything they need to set up their new home including bedding, furnishings, and kitchen items.

Dinette SetSmall Dinette Set $150.00

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Some of the best family memories happen around the kitchen table.  Penny and Cole are planning their day around just such a table.  You can help make those moments happen.

Family Range OvenFamily Range Oven $375.00

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A good oven will make our new Veteran spaces feel more like home with the benefit of home-cooked meals.

Family Refrigerator $500.00

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A good, reliable refrigerator is hard to find.  You can help us fund one for the new Veteran’s apartments!

Keeping Warm! $100.00

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For emergency heating resources so that our families can stay warm through the cold Winter.  Angel and kids are only pretending to be cold, but this is a harsh reality for many of  our clients.  Your financial support can help keep them keep warm through these times of need.

Transportation Funds $50.00

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For transportation assistance so Angel can provide a means for her clients to get to job interviews, apartment seeking, appointments, or shopping for essentials.    Angel’s “Let’s Get It Done!” attitude needs your financial support to make an impact for our clients.

Fill a Shelf in our Food Pantry $50.00

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$50 would fill a space on the shelf of pantry items.  Lauren and her team provide over 800 pounds of food a month to our veteran and non-veteran clients.  Pre-packaged nutritional meals are provided to any person knocking on our doors requesting assistance.  A variety of stocked goods makes all the difference this time of year.

Diapers $75.00

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Our young mothers have plenty of priorities.  Thanks to your support, diapers do not have to be one of them.

Warren Kepp has been a passionate board member and advocate for over
25 years at Fifth Street.  Transitional Housing is the program that
has been near and dear to Warren’s heart.  In existence since 1986,
Transitional Housing has provided male and female residents with safe,
single living quarters and comprehensive services to enable them to
become independent, productive members of society. Clients are
required to work with our case managers to identify and address
barriers to independent living including but are not limited to;
substance abuse, relationship violence, life skills, budgeting &
financial responsibility, mental & physical health, employment,
education, and developing a healthy support network. Residents may
participate in transitional housing for up to 24 months before moving
to permanent housing.  Items 0009 through 0017 are items needed for
our Transitional Housing program.

Window Treatments $125.00

Item 0009
Window Treatments at $125.00 each would provide blinds and curtains (not featured here) which make a space feel like a home.

DresserDresser $125.00

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Dresser or chest of Drawers at $125.00 each would provide a brand new place for storing clothes.  Your donation provides that feeling.

PillowsPillows $50.00

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Pillows at $50.00 per room. Everyone deserves a comforting place to rest their head.  We need your help to provide comfort in our living spaces.

Night StandNight Stand $50.00

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Night Stand at $50.00 each allows for night reading.

Twin MattressesTwin Mattresses $250.00

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Twin Mattresses at $250.00 each would provide a brand new twin mattress so our residents can rest.   Many of our  clients have not had that comfort for a long time.  Your donation provides that feeling.

Blankets and Bed SpreadsBlankets and Bed Spread $50.00

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Blankets and Bed Spreads at $50.00 each would provide comfortable sheeting in our client’s new home.

Furnish a Full RoomFurnish a Room $650.00

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You are an Amazing Person Full Package; Furnishings for an Entire Room at $650.00 each would provide comfortable safe space in our client’s new home

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning Supplies $50.00

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Cleaning supply kits allow Fifth Street to keep individual spaces safe and sanitary.

Screen Door $50.00

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Most of our units are individualized with direct access to the street.  Screen doors are a necessity.

Home Cooked MealA Home Cooked Meal Provided by the Executive Director $100.00

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Penny would like to make you and your family a home cooked meal.  If you have ever tasted Penny’s home cooking, you know you are in for a treat!  Provide your contact information with this order, and Penny will contact you to coordinate delivery.

Lunch with Executive DirectorLunch with the Executive Director $150.00

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Your generous donation will help keep our outreach services going.  Penny will provide “outreach” to you by way of meeting you for lunch at an agreed upon location.  Provide your contact information with this order, and Penny will contact you to coordinate a date to meet.

Job Shadow Executive DirectorJob Shadow the Executive Director $200.00

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Ever wonder what an Executive Director of a not-for-profit does?  You will have the opportunity to spend a day with Penny as she provides outreach to the community, and manages the organization.  A tour of Fifth Street’s multiple locations is included.  Provide your contact information with this order, and Penny will contact you to coordinate a plan.

Outreach FundingOutreach Funding $150.00

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Our RV is central to outreach efforts and can be seen all over the state in areas of need.  Here is Penny with some of her outreach team.  We go where we are most needed.

NARCAN Education KitsNARCAN Education Kits $25.00

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Your  funding will support educating the community on interventions for saving the lives of those actively suffering from addiction.  Here William and Tyrone show their information station they provide as part of Fifth Street’s outreach interventions .

condomkitsHoliday Condom Kits $25.00

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We will decorate 100 Holiday condom kits for clients to ensure a safer holiday season.  By providing safer sex kits,  Fifth Street has an opportunity to provide assistance to clients who might not otherwise be served due to stigma.  Your funding will support outreach and safer-sex educational initiatives.

Labyrinth BrickOne Square Foot Engraved Brick $50.00

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This year we inaugurated the AIDS Memorial Labyrinth in Lincoln Park just north of our main office.  Over 50 bricks have been laid with the names of people who have been impacted by HIV.  Over 800 bricks remain to be claimed!  Provide your contact information when ordering and we will reach out to you for your engraving details.

FSR OfficeGeneral Donation $Any Amount

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Any Amount will go into a general donation pool.  Any donation into this bucket will allow Fifth Renaissance to apply your funds where-ever the need is greatest.  However, feel free to indicate where you might like this funding directed, we will ensure that your donation is used for that program or necessity.