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

clients/shelter residents:  

 

Kitchen 

Coffee creamer

Dish drying racks

Dish sets (plates & bowls, service of 4)

Drinking glasses/cups

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

Glass baking dishes

Kitchen utensils

Oils - coconut and olive

Paper towels

Paper towel holders 

Plastic pitchers

Pots & saucepans

Silverware, service of 4

Skillets 

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. 

Bathroom 

Body Wash

Hair brushes

Haircare products for Women of Color, esp. serums

Hair Dryers

Shower Caddies

Shower Curtains & Liners

Toilet Paper

Towels: bath 

Not needed at this time: 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)

Comforters (twin & full)

Pillows

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

Bottles

Infant carriers/wraps/slings

Infant formula

Night lights

Pajamas: Children's - all sizes

Sippy cups

Teething rings

Umbrella strollers

Miscellaneous 

Brooms & Dust Pans

Duffel Bags

Extension Cords

Gasoline cards (Sunoco) 

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

Hats, scarves and gloves for women and children

Laundry detergent

Long distance calling cards

Mops

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers 

Planners/Day Books

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 

 

 

 

Since 1976, Blackburn Center has been providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime in Westmoreland County, and presenting education programs across this community.  You can learn more about types of abuse, our services, or ways to get help if you are a victim of violence or crime.  All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and can be ANONYMOUS.
 

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Blackburn Center

PO Box 398

Greensburg, PA 15601

24-Hour Hotline:

724-836-1122 or

1-888-832-2272

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