Wish List

Because the majority of Mercy Learning Center students experience financial stress, employment and housing insecurity, we provide emergency aid in the form of gift cards, food and other essential items.

We welcome donations of the following items. If you would like to organize a collection drive at your school, church or workplace, please contact Nora Jinishian at 203-334-6699 or nora.jinishian@mercylearningcenter.org.

Gift Cards

  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Kohl’s
  • CVS
  • Gas station gift cards


  • Canned tuna fish, canned spam
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soups
  • Tomato sauce
  • Rice (small bags)
  • Bags of dried beans
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal

Baby Supplies

  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)
  • Wipes
  • Tissues

Household Items

  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Bars of soap
  • Sponges
  • Toilet tissue
  • Toiletries (e.g. shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
  • Flashlights and batteries

Specialty Items for Women

  • Paperback dictionaries (English)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Women’s gloves and socks
  • Bus tokens from the GBTA (Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority)