Shelter Needs List

We appreciate your generous support of our emergency shelter and our clients.

To download a copy of this list, please click the button below.   

Many of these items can be purchased through our Amazon wishlist.

To arrange for a donation  drop-off, please call our office at 724-837-9540.  

The below items are those needed throughout the year for Blackburn Center’s

clients/shelter residents:  

 

Kitchen 

Dish drying racks

Dinnerware sets (plates, bowls)

Silverware sets

Drinking cups/glasses

Food items: any canned food, other non-perishables, etc.* 

Glass baking dishes

Cookie sheets

Kitchen utensils (spatulas, etc.)

Measuring cups & spoons

Oils - coconut and olive

Paper towels

Lidded 13 gallon trash cans

Plastic pitchers

Pots & saucepans

Skillets 

Small appliances: electric can openers, coffee makers, toasters, mixers, blenders, etc.

Zip-lock bags: 1 gallon, 2 gallon, and 2.5 gallon sizes 

  *Food items we especially need include: canned or bottled juices. 

Bathroom 

Bathroom rugs

Anti-slip bathtub mats

Shower curtains

Shower curtain rings

Body wash

Makeup for women of color

Shower caddy baskets

Toilet paper

Towels: bath 

Thermometers

Not needed at this time: shampoo, conditioner, travel-sized toiletries & adult toothpaste

Bedroom 

Air Mattresses w/ pumps : Any Size

Bath Robes (Women's - all sizes)

Bed-in-a-bag sets (twin & full)

Blankets - cotton (twin & full)

Comforters (twin & full)

Pajamas: women's summer weight (all sizes)

Pillows

Sheet sets (full)

Sports bras -- all sizes

Underwear: Women's sizes 10+

Baby and Child Items

Baby monitors

Baby dolls (new, medium-sized)

Crayons, colored pencils

Infant carriers/wraps/slings

Night lights

Pajamas: children's - sizes 10 - 12 and 14 -16

Teddy bears (new, medium-sized)

Baby floor seats 

Child-sized utensils

Child-sized plates and bowls

Miscellaneous 

Brooms & Dust Pans

Collapsible/Pop-Up Hampers

Duffel Bags

Extension Cords

Gasoline cards (Sunoco) 

Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shop 'N Save, Giant Eagle, & Target) 

Mops

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers 

Square Sterilite Laundry Baskets

Tool kits 

Trac-Phones & Cards

 

A donation of items from the needs list throughout the year helps Blackburn Center sustain the shelter program, and helps to maintain the support groups the agency provides for victims and their children. In addition, some of these items are made available to Blackburn Center clients who are establishing their own homes and need support with basic household items. 

 

Please put the items that are in bold italics at the top of your shopping list, and help Blackburn Center manage donations by bringing new items. If you have used items to donate, the agency can provide a list of thrift shops in the area that make items available to Blackburn Center shelter residents at no cost to them. 

 

For more information about donation opportunities, contact

Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 

P.O. Box 398, Greensburg, PA 15601 

724-837-9540 

 

 

If you know of someone who needs Blackburn Center’s services, call the 24/7 Hotline: 724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272