Shelter Needs List
We appreciate your generous support of our emergency shelter and our clients.
To download a copy of this list, please click here. 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
Dish drying racks
Dish sets (plates & bowls, service of 4)
Food items: any canned food, other non-perishables, etc.*
Glass baking dishes
Oils - coconut and olive
Paper towel holders
Pots & saucepans
Silverware, service of 4
Small appliances: electric can openers, coffee makers, toasters, mixers, blenders, etc.
Zip-lock bags: 2 gallon, 2.5 gallon, and quart sizes
*Food items we especially need include: all kinds of soups, jelly, canned tuna, canned chicken and other meats, canned or bottled juices.
Haircare products for Women of Color, esp. serums
Shower Curtains & Liners
Not needed at this time: travel-sized toiletries & adult toothpaste
Air Mattresses w/ pumps : Any Size
Bath Robes (Women's - all sizes)
Bed-in-a-bag sets (twin & full)
Comforters (twin & full)
Sheet sets (full)
Sports Bras -- all sizes
Underwear: Women's sizes 7 - 12, greatest need is for sizes 9 - 10
Women's 2-piece pajama sets: S, M, L, XL, 1X (no nightgowns, please)
Baby and Child Items
Pajamas: Children's - all sizes
Brooms & Dust Pans
Gasoline cards (Sunoco)
Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shop 'N Save & Giant Eagle)
Hats, scarves and gloves for women and children
Long distance calling cards
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
Square Sterilite Laundry Baskets
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
If you know of someone who needs Blackburn Center’s services, call the 24/7 Hotline: 724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272