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
Dish drying racks
Dinnerware sets (plates, bowls)
Food items: any canned food, other non-perishables, etc.*
Glass baking dishes
Measuring cups & spoons
Oils - coconut and olive
Lidded 13 gallon trash cans
Pots & saucepans
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.
Anti-slip bathtub mats
Makeup for women of color
Shower caddy baskets
Not needed at this time: shampoo, conditioner, travel-sized toiletries & adult toothpaste
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 fall/winter weight
Sheet sets (full)
Sports bras -- all sizes
Underwear: Women's sizes 10+
Baby and Child Items
Baby dolls (new, medium-sized)
Crayons, colored pencils
Pajamas: children's - sizes 10 - 12 and 14 -16
Teddy bears (new, medium-sized)
Baby floor seats
Child-sized plates and bowls
Brooms & Dust Pans
Gasoline cards (Sunoco)
Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shop 'N Save & Giant Eagle)
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