What Do/Don’t I Donate?

Just In case you may want to donate to a shelter not included on our list, here is some general information. Also, volunteers are typically very welcomed at most shelters, although you should ask first.

Items Shelters DO Need

Canned Food

Bottled Water

Unused Clothing (Especially Underwear and Socks)


Pads, Tampons, and other feminine products

Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Bed Sheets

Toilet Paper, Tissues

Items Shelters Typically DON’T Need:

Sometimes Used Clothing (Never Underwear or Socks)

Used Pillows, Sheets, Etc.

Used Toys (Especially Stuffed Animals)

Used/Opened Toiletries