Recovery Beginnings

Many times when a person begins their personal journey in recovery, they may be in need of simple items. Many start their journey in a detox facility or in a 30, 60, or 90-day treatment center and they may find that they do not have some of the basic necessities to feel comfortable during their stay.


The Wolfe Street Foundation, in partnership with Heart of Arkansas United Way and THV 11, has created a list on to provide soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and items such as meditation books, puzzles and stationary. With these items, we hope that persons new to recovery understand there are people like them that want to provide them with the support they need.

Drop-off at Wolfe Street

Items may be dropped off at the Wolfe Street Center Bookstore, Sunday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Items to be collected include (all items must be alcohol free and paper items/books must be bound with glue)

  • Composition Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Socks
  • Small toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, wash clothes, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste (no mouthwash, please)
  • Activity Books and crayons
  • Stationary
  • Stamps
  • Hard Candies
  • Meditation books, which can be purchased in the Wolfe Street Bookstore
  • Small blankets/throws

Purchasing on Amazon

Buy purchasing items on the "Recovery Beginning" list these items will be shipped directly to the Foundation and will be packaged and delivered by Heart of Arkansas United Way Corporate Volunteers. You can find the list here or follow the directions below when you log into your Amazon account.

To purchase items on the list through your account, click on "Your Account and List" and on the left side of the pop-up list you will find a link to "Find a List or Registry." When you click this link, the new page will include a search bar. Type in "Wolfe Street Foundation" and you will find the items we have listed. 

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Amazon Smile

If you log into with your Amazon account and choose Wolfe Street Foundation as your favorite charity, with many of your purchases Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to WSF. Learn more about Amazon Smile here.

This list is not inclusive and changes will be made periodically. The only items we ask not to be purchased or given include items with any type of alcohol, for example liquid hand sanitizer, and any times that may include removable parts that could be used to harm a patient or others in a facility.