Can You Help?

Project Hope for the Homeless relies on help from the community for needed supplies to help our shelter guests.

You may shop for some our most critical needs through our AMAZON WISH LIST and have items delivered directly to the shelter at


Due to local COVID-19 cases rising dramatically, our administrative offices will be closed for the time being. We will still accept in-person donations on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. Our staff will be working remotely and checking messages.

For a complete list of currently needed items and to common answers to questions you may have, please visit the drop down boxes below.

Shelter Needs

Shelter Needs

  • Home Depot Gift Cards (for items needed to be purchased in the shelter)
  • Disposable Hot Cups 8-12 oz
  • 33 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Hand warmers
  • Women’s and men’s T-shirts & long-sleeves L/XL/XXL
  • Ear plugs
  • Laundry soap
  • Hand soap
  • Gift cards (see list below)
  • Lysol or disinfectant spray such as Seventh Generation Professional All-Purpose Cleaner (effective against COVID-19 virus)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Bottled water
  • Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Styrofoam cups 8 oz
  • Drink mix (no red flavors please due to possible staining issues)
  • Cereal (please no Cheerios so there is a variety)
  • Disposable Cereal Bowls 12 oz or larger
  • Lunch chips (individually bagged)
  • Lunch snacks (granola bars, etc)
  • Lunch meats
  • Sliced cheese for lunches
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Women’s Clothing 3X
  • NEW Women’s & Men’s Underwear L/XL/XXL
  • NEW twin size fitted sheets
  • Large bottles of shampoo/conditioners/body washes
  • Sugar
  • Hot cocoa
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee regular and decaf
  • Wash cloths and bath towels
  • Shower flip flops/shoes men & women L & XL sizes
  • Men’s socks
  • Hairbrushes
  • Large/XL vinyl or latex gloves
  • Aspirin, Tylenol and ibuprofen
  • Adult and children’s cough syrup
  • AA, AAA, D size batteries
  • Cough drops
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic forks, spoons, knives
  • Aluminum foil
  • Saran wrap
  • Foot powder
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Pine Sol or all purpose cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Floor cleaner
  • Air freshener (the automatic kind)
  • Copy Paper
  • Stamps

Aftercare Needs


  • Pots and pans
  • Silverware
  • Coffee Pots
  • Toasters
  • Small Garbage Can
  • Laundry Basket
  • Air Freshener
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mop

Suggested Gift Cards

Gift Cards

  • Home Depot (for critical shelter needs that pop up from time to time)
  • Walmart
  • Giant Eagle
  • Subway
  • Gas cards
  • Local restaurants
  • Sam’s Club
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Fast Food Places ($5-$10)
  • Pizza Places
  • Laketran Bus Tokens

Popular Questions

Can I donate used clothing?

No. We are not accepting donations of used clothing at this time due to COVID-19 precautions.

Is my donation of goods tax-deductible?

Yes, it is! We provide a receipt for any items donated to the shelter.

Where and when can I drop off item donations?

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have changed our times temporarily. Donations can be dropped off to our shelter between 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays only. For safety reasons, we temporarily ask that you drop donations off at Door 1, ring the buzzer to request Bryan. He will record your information for acknowledgement purposes, then after you exit, he will bring in the donations.

How can I help Project Hope for the Homeless in other ways?

We appreciate any help that you can provide. A great way is to spread the word about Project Hope for the Homeless – tell your friends, neighbors, and your church! Also – spreading the word through social media and visiting our Facebook page is a great way to reach many people, and also keep you informed on our current needs.

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