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
Dish drying racks
Dinnerware sets (plates, bowls)
Food items: any canned food, other non-perishables, etc.*
Glass baking dishes
Kitchen utensils (spatulas, etc.)
Lidded 13 gallon trash cans
Pots & saucepans
Hand-held can openers
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.
Anti-slip bathtub mats
Shower curtain rings
Shower caddy baskets
Small unlidded trash can
Not needed at this time: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, 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)
Sheet sets (full)
Pajamas: women's summer and winter weight (all sizes, especially 2X or larger)
Pajamas: men's summer and winter weight (all sizes)
Sports bras -- sizes 1x and larger
Socks: men's (all sizes)
Baby and Child Items
Pajamas: children's - sizes 10+
Socks: teen boy
Underwear: teen boy
Collapsible umbrella strollers
Mops & buckets
Brooms & Dust Pans
Gasoline cards (Sunoco)
Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shop 'N Save, Giant Eagle, & Target)
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