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Daily Needs

The Siena/Francis House relies on the generosity of caring members of our community to help us care for the hundreds of homeless men, women and children who seek our services every day. Below is our Daily Needs list of items we would appreciate receiving as a donation. You can drop off all donation items to the loading dock of our Siena/Francis House Baright Shelter, located at 1111 North 17th Street. The loading dock is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day of the year. The courteous men staffing the dock will give you a receipt at the time you make your donation.

If you have any questions about making an in-kind donation, please call or text our Donation Manager, Beth Haig, at 402-677-3085.

IN AN AVERAGE MONTH WE USE:

110 -- 3 pound cans of coffee 25 gallons disinfectant cleaner
250 pounds clothes soap 2800+ rolls of toilet paper
800 -- 45 and 55 gallon trash liners 70 pounds of sugar
190 pounds of butter & margarine 18 gallons of mayonnaise
23 gallons of ketchup 28 gallons of cooking oil
1600 gallons of milk products


PERSONAL HYGIENE
deodorant hand & body lotion pain relievers
shampoo, conditioner lip balm adhesive bandages
bath soap toothbrushes/toothpaste antiseptic cream
disposable razors combs & brushes antacids
shaving cream




PAPER/PLASTIC
toilet paper trash can liners (13 & 55 gallon) sandwich bags
feminine hygiene products aluminum foil brown paper lunch bags
tissues plastic wrap rubber gloves (for cleaning, Large, XL)
napkins 8 oz. styrofoam cups plastic gloves (serving in kitchen)
paper towels paper plates



LINENS & KITCHEN
bath towels blankets (for twin/single beds only)
wash cloths pillows/pillow cases
sheets (for twin/single beds, only) sheet pans - commercial use


CLEANING PRODUCTS
dish soap liquid disinfectant (e.g. Pine Sol) brooms & dustpans
laundry soap (powdered) oven cleaner sink & tub disinfectant cleaner
liquid bleach powdered cleaners/cleansers mops, buckets, squeegees



CLOTHING (FOR MEN & WOMEN)
coats shirts boots
sweatshirts tops/blouses gloves
hoodies underwear & other undergarments scarves
jackets long johns belts
pants socks
shorts shoes



FOOD
canned fruits & vegetables (larger, #10 cans preferred) jelly ketchup sugar
frozen mean (professionally processed) cheese mustard fruit juice
lunch "deli" meats (for sack lunches) parmesan cheese mayonnaise salsa
chips/treats (for sack lunches) milk salad dressing instant potatoes
bottled water pasta/egg noodles tarter sauce rice
coffee (caffeinated, non-flavored) pasta sauce vinegar flour
coffee creamer tomato sauce cooking oil soup (larger, #10 cans preferred)
eggs tomato paste spices (especially chili powder, oregano, granulated) fresh produce (in season)
butter/margarine pancake mix (larger bags or boxes please) garlic, sweet basil, parsley, cumin powder
peanut butter syrup salt & pepper packets




MISCELLANEOUS
MAT bus ticket books spiral notebooks maintenance tools
batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt) folders (for schoolwork) backpacks
masking tape 3-ring binders duffel bags
pens, pencils, dry-erase markers copier paper




Our 2018 Impact To Date

  • People Served

    2,389

  • Housing Referrals

    192

  • Meals Served

    222,348

  • People Housed

    82

© 2018 Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter