Current Needs List

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 the pandemic, our administrative offices are closed for the time being. We do accept in-person donations on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. Our staff is working remotely and checking messages.

Shelter Needs

  • Bottled water
  • Toothpaste
  • Drink mixes (no red flavors please due to possible staining issues)
  • Children’s drink boxes (i.e. Capri Sun)
  • Gallon-size storage and freezer bags
  • Gas cards ($25 or less)
  • Scotch tape
  • Chapstick and/or Blistex
  • Small individual sized Kleenex packs
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Foot Warmers (we have a good amount of hand warmers)
  • Foot powder
  • Gold Bond powder
  • Q-tips
  • Post-it notes (for check in)
  • Hairbrushes (we have plenty of combs)
  • Men’s deodorant (always get requests for Degree)
  • Shower flip flops/shoes men & women L & XL sizes
  • Large/XL vinyl or latex gloves
  • Small size hand sanitizers
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Gas station gift cards
  • Home Depot Gift Cards (for items needed to be purchased in the shelter)
  • Gift cards (see list below)
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable Hot Cups 8-12 oz with lids
  • 33 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs
  • Laundry soap
  • Hand soap
  • Lysol or disinfectant spray such as Seventh Generation Professional All-Purpose Cleaner (effective against COVID-19 virus)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Styrofoam cups 8 oz
  • Disposable Cereal Bowls 12 oz or larger
  • Lunch chips (individually bagged)
  • Lunch snacks (granola bars, etc)
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Spoons
  • 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
  • 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
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Pine Sol or all purpose cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Floor cleaner
  • Air freshener (the automatic kind)
  • Copy Paper
  • Stamps
  • Men’s socks
  • Women’s Clothing 3X
  • NEW Women’s & Men’s Underwear L/XL/XXL
  • Women’s and men’s T-shirts & long-sleeves L/XL/XXL



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


Gift Cards

  • Gas cards ($25 or less)
  • Home Depot (for critical shelter needs that pop up from time to time)
  • Meijer store
  • Walmart
  • Giant Eagle
  • Subway
  • 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.