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Siena Francis House could not help the thousands of persons experiencing homelessness who seek assistance each year without in-kind donations, provided by caring members of our community. You can help us in a big way by collecting in-kind donations, or even hosting an in-kind donations drive! First, decide what you want to collect. Our daily needs list, the items in which we appreciate receiving as donations, is located below. Our more critical needs list is located HERE.

Maybe your Scout group wants to build a teepee out of TP (toilet paper) for a community project. Or, maybe you want to organize a canned food drive in your neighborhood. Maybe it's a coat drive, or a sock collection at your school. You can also contact our Dock & Logistics Manager, Rebecca Schrawyer, at 402-677-3085 for help brainstorming. Whatever your idea is, we want to know about it! Please let us know about your in-kind donation drive by completing the online form, below.

In-kind donations are accepted at the Siena Francis House’s Donation/Loading Dock from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Mondays through Saturdays. The dock is closed on Sundays and major holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day; New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day/July 4; and Labor Day). The dock is located in our emergency shelter, located at 1117 North 17th Street in Omaha, although only accessible from 16th Street. The dock entrance is located on the west side of 16th Street, a half block north of 16th & Nicholas Street.

The courteous folks 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 Dock & Logistics Manager, Rebecca Schrawyer, at 402-677-3085.

Thank you for considering making an in-kind donation to the Siena Francis House. We are very grateful!


4,000 rolls of toilet paper 800 pounds of coffee
1,500 pounds of produce 2,000 pounds of meat
1,800 pounds of canned vegetables 1,400 bars of soap
350 dozen (4,200) eggs 600 pairs of socks

Below are categories of in-kind donation needs, along with examples from each category.

Personal Hygiene Paper/Plastic Cleaning Products
Deodorant Toilet Paper Dish Soap
Bath Soap Trash Can Liners (13 &15 gallon) Laundry Detergent
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Surgical Gowns (XL) Laundry Detergent "pods"
Cough Droops
Liquid Bleach
Antibiotic Ointment

Lip Balm

Kitchen Linens
18" Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil Bath Towels
18" Plastic Wrap Washcloths
Vinyl Gloves Twin/Single Sheet Sets
Napkins Twin/Single Blankets
8 oz. Styrofoam Cups Standard Pillows/Pillowcases
Clothing for Men and Women Food
Jeans Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Socks Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers)
Shoes Coffee (Caffeinated, Unflavored)
Underwear Condiments (Salad Dressing, Salt and Pepper Packets, etc.)
Winter Outerwear Food Seasonings (e.g. paprika, garlic, thyme, cumin, chili powder)

Sugar Packets

Snacks for Sack Lunches

Meat Items (e.g. ground beef, roasts, etc.)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Vegetable Oil

Bottled Water
Duffel Bags
Re-usable Water Bottles
Furniture Mattresses Appliances
Home Decor Electronics Computers

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