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Current Needs List

Project Hope for the Homeless located at 25 Freedom Road in Painesville Township, Ohio, relies on help from the community for needed supplies to help our shelter guests. See our full list below.

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

You may also support us by purchasing items from our Walmart Registry and/or by participating in Walmart’s Round Up program, where purchases are rounded up to the next dollar and we receive that little extra!

For Round up:

For our Kitchen item registry

For our Cleaning item registry:


We do accept in-person donations Monday through Fridays from 9 am to noon. It’s always good to give us a call at 440.354.6417 ext. 100 before heading over to make sure our office is open. When arriving at the shelter at 25 Freedom Road in Painesville Township, please come to Door No. 2 and ring the buzzer and a staff member will assist you with receiving your donation.

Adventure Subaru at 1991 Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township, Ohio, also is an official donation drop-off site for Project Hope for the Homeless, just visit them when they are open for business.

To see what items we need for our new Welcome Home Center, please visit:

Items marked below with an ** are our most needed items.


** Bottled water

** Drink mixes (no iced tea and no red flavors please due to possible staining issues)

** Coffee creamer

** Lunch chips

** Ketchup

** Deli meat

**Regular coffee

** Decaf coffee

** Pudding cups for lunches

** Lunch snacks (granola bars, etc)

Fruit cups for lunches

Children’s drink boxes (i.e., Capri Sun)

Sugary cereal

Sugar packets

Sugar bags, not packets

Artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Equal, Sweet-n-Low) packets, not bags

Sandwich crackers with cheese filling

Hot Cocoa packets

K-cups coffee pods

Applesauce cups

Nutrigrain/Cereal bars

Peanut butter

Ranch dressing

Hot Sauce



** Plastic forks, spoons, knives

** Dish soap

** Hand soap

** Food serving gloves

** 16 oz cereal bowls

**Paper plates

**12 oz disposable bowls


** 8 oz disposable coffee cups

** 12 oz disposable paper cups

**Paper cups

Gallon-size freezer/storage bags



** Women’s deodorant

** Toilet paper

** Large bottles of shampoo/conditioners/body washes

** Foot powder/Gold Bond powder

** Toothpaste

** Tissues (Kleenex)

** Men’s deodorant

** Body wash – men’s


No-tears shampoo, conditioner, body washes (for little kids)


Razors (preferably double blade)



** Paper towels

** Laundry soap (he)

** 33-gallon (not 30-gallon) sturdy trash bags

** Glass cleaner

** Latex gloves – large

Toilet bowl cleaner

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

Air freshener (the automatic kind)



Men’s short sleeve T-shirts (L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Men’s underwear (L, XL)

Summer sandals/slides (all sizes – babies to youth 0-6, men’s and women’s 5-13)

Men’s boxers (L, XL, 2XL+)

Long sleeve thermal undershirts (large and XL)

Long sleeve thermal underwear (large and XL)

Sweatpants and Sweatshirts (all sizes, men, and women)

Athletic shorts

Pajama/scrub pants

Women’s T-shirts & long-sleeves L/XL/XXL

Women’s Clothing 3X

Women’s & Men’s Underwear L/XL/XXL



** Giant Eagle

**Meijer’s Store gift cards

**Home Depot (for critical shelter needs that pop up from time to time)

**Sam’s Club/Walmart

Gas cards ($25 or less)



Local restaurants

Office Supply Stores

Fast Food Places ($10-no McDonald’s needed)

Pizza Places

Laketran Bus Tokens



Cough drops

Children’s Tylenol liquid

Adult and children’s cough syrup

Allergy Medicine-OTC



** NEW ONLY  – Washcloths

NEW ONLY – Bath towels

NEW ONLY – Pillowcases

NEW ONLY – twin-size fitted sheets

Copy Paper (Boise Laser Paper)


For items for the WELCOME HOME CENTER, please click here:


Popular Questions
Can I donate used clothing?

No. We no longer accept used clothing donations. We recommend donating used clothing to the Hope Chest of Lake County located at 1 Victoria Place, Suite 321, in downtown Painesville, where our guests are able to shop for clothing there for free. Visit the Hope Chest of Lake County’s website at to learn more about what they accept and when they accept donations.

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?

Donations can be dropped off at our shelter, located at 25 Freedom Road in Painesville Township, Ohio, between 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. We ask that you come to Door 2, and then ring the buzzer to alert a staff member, who will assist you in receiving your donation.

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.

If you would like to provide a financial donation, please visit: