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Most Critical Needs


Siena Francis House relies on the generosity of caring members of our community to help us serve the many hundreds of men and women experiencing homelessness who seek our assistance, daily. Below is our Critical Needs List of in-kind items we appreciate receiving as donations. 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. 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 Donation Manager, Beth Haig, at 402-677-3085. If you have specific questions regarding food donations, please contact our Kitchen Manager, Alonzo Wilson, at 402-341-1821, ext. 3720.

Again, Siena Francis House is currently in need of the following, more “critical” items. This list can change as often as once a week, usually on Wednesdays. Please check back often.

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

  • Laundry Detergent Pods
  • Women's Underwear (all sizes)
  • Men's Underwear (sizes S, M, L, 2X & up)
  • Men's Jeans (waist sizes 30, 32, 34 & 36)
  • Women's Jeans (sizes 6, 8, 10, 18, 20 & up)
  • Men's & Women's Tennis Shoes (all sizes)
  • Razors
  • Hairbrushes
  • Antacids (e.g. Tums)
  • Beef Items (e.g. ground beef, roasts, brisket)
  • Pork Items (e.g. ribs, roasts, chops, bacon)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Honey
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