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, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4p.m.  

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

Kitchen utensils (spatulas, etc.)

Paper towels

Lidded 13 gallon trash cans

Pots & saucepans

Colanders

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: single-serving items - juice boxes, shelf-stable milks, snack-sized items

Bathroom 

Bathroom rugs

Anti-slip bathtub mats

Shower curtains

Shower curtain rings

Shower caddy baskets

Toilet paper

Toiler plungers

Toilet brushes

Alarm clocks

Hairdryers

Electric heating pads

Not needed at this time: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, 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 and winter weight (all sizes)

Pillows

Sheet sets (full)

Sports bras -- all sizes

Underwear: Women's (sizes 5 - 9)

Baby and Child Items

Baby monitors

Baby dolls (new, medium-sized)

Pajamas: children's - sizes 10+

Teddy bears (new, medium-sized)

Children and teen coloring books

Solid-color backpacks for teens

Small yearly planners

Socks: teen boy

Underwear: teen boy

Car seats

Collapsible umbrella strollers

Miscellaneous 

Adult coloring books

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 & buckets

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