Holiday Gift Giving Guidelines

Some suggestions for presents listed below.  They should be suitable for winter use. You might think of other appropriate presents.

Please keep in mind the following: It should be something new.  Please do not wrap your present, include wrapping paper if possible.  Your present can be for a child, woman or man in any size.




1 through 10

Underwear, socks, educational items, children's books, school supplies, art items, crayons, pads, winter clothing and age appropriate gifts.

10 through 17

Age appropriate clothing items (L, XL and XXL seem to be the in thing), adventure    books, Make Up Items (female),  Personal Items (male)  THIS AGE GROUP IS MOST OFTEN UNDER PPROVIDED FOR AND MOST IN NEED.


Flannel Shirts ant colored tee shirts (L, XL AND XXL),  pants for men (sizes 32 to 44     WE ALWAYS RUN OUT OF GIFTS FOR ADULT MEN PANTS & FLANNEL AND GIFTS FOR LARGER SIZE WOMEN.


food certificates (pathmark, shop-rite etc.), pay less shoes certificates,monetary donations for utility & rent assistance. bed sheets, blankets, (single, twin, double),

Gift Certificates - food certificates from supermarkets, shoe certificates (example Pay Less Shoes)

Donations of cash to SHIP are greatly appreciated.  Donations can be made fast, safe and secure through PayPal.  Simply click the button below.


Cash donations can also be mailed directly to SHIP.   Please feel free to request a specific area within SHIP to where you would like your donation applied.   Please make checks payable to:

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program and mail to:

87 East High Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Visit our Needs List page for more gift giving ideas!

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

87 East High Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Serving the community since 1984


Safe Harbor Overview

Bill’s Place


Locator Assistance

Counseling Services

Bridge to Success

Program Overview

SHIP’s Galley

Mobile Soup Kitchen

HIV Counseling & Testing

Street Outreach Services

Disaster Relief

Volunteer Opportunities
How to Donate

(C) 2017 Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

Powered by


Emergency Clothes

About SHIP

About S.H.I.P.

Board of Trustees

Staff & Volunteers

Home - Safe Harbor - Emergency Housing - Substance Abuse - Anti Hunger Programs

Outreach Services - About SHIP - Volunteers - SHIP Merchandise

Needs Lists - SHIP Logo - Directions - Contact Information - Newsletter - Photo Gallery

Safe Harbor - Port of Refuge

Emergency Housing

Substance Abuse

Anti-Hunger Programs

Outreach Programs

About SHIP

Volunteer Opportunities

How to Donate

At SHIP we create programs and services that increase the Somerset County and surrounding regions capacity to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor.

Since March 5, 1984 We have served over 100,000 people.

Holiday Meals Program

Tic Tock’s Grove

Brown Bag Lunches

About SHIP

Community Service Projects

Brown Bag Lunches

Ziti for the Needy

Wrapping Plastic Ware