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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 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day of the year. The courteous men staffing the dock – all of whom are in our shelter’s job training program – 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.


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

deodorant hand & body lotion men’s cologne
shampoo, conditioner lip balm adhesive bandages
bath soap toothbrushes/toothpaste antiseptic cream
disposable razors combs & brushes antacids
shaving cream foot powder pain relievers
shower gel perfume Q-Tips

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

bath towels silverware
wash cloths cooking/serving utensils
sheets (for twin/single beds, only) dinner plates, bowls
blankets (for twin/single beds only) coffee cups
pillows/pillow cases sheet pans - commercial use

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

coats shirts boots
sweatshirts tops/blouses gloves
hoodies underwear & other undergarments mittens
jackets long johns scarves
pants socks handkerchiefs
shorts shoes belts

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

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, markers, crayons copier paper

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