Imagine, A Center for Coping With Loss Shares Wish List

The center for coping with loss will open on May 7 and will collect donations Tuesday, April 14.

If you're doing some spring cleaning or feel like making a donation to a local cause, the following is the wish list of items Imagine, A Center for Coping for Loss could use.  

The center, which will serve all of Union County, offers year-round grief support for children, teens, and their families coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling and will open Monday, May 7.


Tuesday, April 17 4 - 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Westfield 

Please contact Program Director Mary Ruotolo at maryruotolo@imaginenj.org if you have items to donate. Thank you! 

 Support Group Supplies:

  • Paint, crayons, clay, etc.
  • Arts and Craft supplies – glue, glitter, yarn, etc.
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Plastic Storage bins
  • New or gently used COSTUMES– doctor, police, fireman, nurse, dragon, animals, etc.
  • New or gently used games
  • Construction paper
  • A pool table and a ping pong table
  • Colorful rugs for play areas
  • Writing Journals
  • Art easels and paint smocks
  • A Doll House
  • Doll House Furniture and Dolls
  • Sand Trays
  • Sand Tray Toys
  • Foam bolsters and Pillows
  • Wrestling/tumbling mats
  • Splat Mats
  • Finger Painting Paint and Paper
  • Toy ambulances/fire trucks/police cars
  • Dixie cups, Bubble Wrap, empty shoe boxes in good condition
  • Old phone books (yes, really!)
  • Musical Instruments, drums, etc.
  • I-pod
  • I-pod Docking Station
  • I-tunes gift cards
  • Picture Frames

Office Supplies & Equipment:

  • 2 new or gently used PCs
  • 1 Mac computer
  • Inkjet and a laser Printer
  • Office Supplies: Paper, Hanging folders, pens, file cabinets, Binders, paperclips, etc.
  • Markers, Flip Charts and Post-it Notes
  • Flat Screen TV and DVD player

For more information about Imagine, or to volunteer, contact volunteer@imaginenj.org . For grief support contact: support@imaginenj.org  or call (908) 334-5723 or email info@imaginenj.org 


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