Current Needs

In addition to food and shelter, our guests are often in need of basic hygiene items, clothing, and undergarments. Serving individuals and families in three regions, it is imperative that our closets are stocked with basic necessities.

Fortunately, we have generous community members like you who often ask what our shelters need. We’ve created this page as a resource to highlight the items we frequently need at our shelters. If you are interested in donating items, please call 315-701-3109 to coordinate a drop off. Or you can purchase items through Amazon and have them delivered to us at 155 Gifford Street, Syracuse NY 13202.

Current Urgent Needs

  • Gift Cards to Byrne Dairy or Coffee Shops (Dunkin/Starbucks)
  • Shower Sandals – Slide Style – All Sizes
  • Men’s and Women’s Athletic Style Shorts (All Sizes)
  • Men’s & Women’s Sweatpants (All Sizes, Especially Large to 4x)
  • Black T-shirts (All Sizes, Especially Large and Up)
  • Size XL and Larger Men’s T-shirts
  • Men and Women’s Underwear (All Sizes)
  • Sports Bras for Women (All Sizes)
  • Shaving Cream & Razors
  • Deodorant for Men

Purchase Directly from Our Amazon Wishlist

Donations Needed Year Round

  • Deodorant
  • Soap/body wash (travel size is preferred)
  • Shampoo & conditioner (travel size is preferred)
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Hair Care: Combs, brushes, headbands, hair ties
  • Undergarments: New men & women’s underwear
  • Bath Towels and Washcloths, new and gently used
  • Bed Linens (Twin/Full), new and gently used
  • Lip balm
  • Diapers
  • Disposable razors
  • Hand and body lotion
  • Shaving cream

Donations for Resident Activities

  • Art Supplies – paints, colored pencils, drawing books
  • Playing Cards
  • Garden Equipment
  • Sewing kits

Supplies Needed for Shelter Foot Clinic

Members of the Upstate Medical Students Foot Clinic volunteer in our shelter on a monthly basis providing necessary foot care to clients in our Emergency Shelter. To keep the clinic running, donations of the following supplies are needed and appreciated:

  • Monofilaments
  • Gold Bond foot powder
  • Shoe Inserts and insoles of all sizes
  • Anti-Fungal Creams
  • Ankles Braces
  • Socks
  • Nail Clippers

Schedule a Drop Off

If you are interested in donating items, please call 315-701-3109 to coordinate a drop off.

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