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Siena/Francis House
Homeless Shelter

The region's largest shelter providing food, shelter,
clothing and hope to homeless men, women and children

 

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Daily Needs List

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.

 

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

shampoo, conditioner

bath soap

disposable razors

shaving cream

shower gel

hand & body lotion

lip balm

toothbrushes/toothpaste

combs & brushes

foot powder

perfume

men’s cologne

adhesive bandages

antiseptic cream

antacids

pain relievers

Q-Tips

 

PAPER/PLASTIC

toilet paper

feminine hygiene products

tissues

napkins

paper towels

trash can liners (13 & 55 gallon)

aluminum foil

plastic wrap

8 oz. styrofoam cups

paper plates

sandwich bags

brown paper lunch bags

rubber gloves (for cleaning, Large, XL)

plastic gloves (serving in kitchen)

 

KITCHEN

silverware

cooking/serving utensils

dinner plates, bowls

coffee cups

sheet pans – commercial size

LINENS

bath towels

wash cloths

sheets (for twin/single beds, only)

blankets (for twin/single beds, only)

pillows/pillow cases

 

BABY ITEMS

disposable diapers

bottles

formula

baby food

bibs

diaper bags

t-shirts

sleepers

socks

powder

baby oil & lotion

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

dish soap

laundry soap (powdered)

liquid bleach

liquid disinfectant (e.g. Pine Sol)

oven cleaner

powdered cleaners/cleansers

brooms & dustpans

sink & tub disinfectant cleaner

mops, buckets, squeegees

 

CLOTHING (FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES 

coats

sweatshirts

hoodies

jackets

pants

shorts

shirts

tops/blouses

underwear & other undergarments

long johns

socks

shoes

boots

gloves

mittens

scarves

handkerchiefs

belts

 

FOOD

canned fruits & vegetable (larger, #10 cans preferred)

frozen meat (professionally-processed)

lunch “deli” meats (for sack lunches)

chips/treats (for sack lunches)

bottled water

coffee (caffeinated, non-flavored)

coffee creamer

eggs

butter/margarine

peanut butter

jelly

cheese

parmesan cheese

milk

pasta/egg noodles

pasta sauce

tomato sauce

tomato paste

pancake mix (larger bags or boxes preferred)

syrup

ketchup

mustard

mayonnaise

salad dressing

tartar sauce

vinegar

cooking oil

spices (especially chili powder, oregano, granulated

garlic, sweet basil, parsley, cumin powder)

salt & pepper packets

sugar

fruit juice

salsa

instant potatoes

rice

flour

soup (larger, #10 cans preferred)

fresh produce (in season)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

MAT bus ticket books

batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt)

masking tape

pens, pencils, markers, crayons

spiral notebooks

folders (for schoolwork)

3-ring binders

copier paper

maintenance tools

backpacks

duffel bags

CLICK HERE for a list of our most Current Critical Needs

Click here for a printable version