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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.

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 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



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 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


BABY ITEMS
disposable diapers bibs socks
bottles diaper bags powder
formula t-shirts baby oil
baby food sleepers baby lotion



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



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, markers, crayons copier paper




Our Impact This Year

  • People Served

    3,311

  • Nights of Shelter

    152,926

  • Meals Served

    355,839

  • People Housed

    205

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