Permanent Wish List

Here is a list of things we always need.

Perhaps your church, small group or scout troop would be interested in organizing a drive to collect some of these things for us?

Many of these items are available to purchase on Amazon. Go here to see our wish list.

Seasonal Items


  • Hand warmers – we prefer the 8-10 hour type.
  • Socks, cotton or wool
  • Warm clothes – sweaters, jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, etc.
  • Blankets
  • Hand lotion for dry skin


  • Bug spray
  • Cortisone ointment
  • Bottled water
  • Water bottles
  • Baseball hats

Toiletries – Year Round

  • Travel size deodorant
  • Travel packs of tissues
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and pads
  • Chapstick
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrush covers
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel size shampoo
  • Travel size foot powder
  • Travel size wet wipes
  • Hair ties
  • Hair brushes
  • Bars of soap
  • Travel soap containers

Street Survival – Year Round

  • Men’s white socks
  • 2 man tents
  • Tarps – dark colors or camo. (not blue!)
  • Bottled water
  • Back packs – all sizes

Hospitality Supplies

  • Gift cards to RiteAid and CVS. (We use these to pay for prescriptions for our folks.)
  • McDonald’s and Subway gift cards, any amount. These are great for emergency meals, and also for having conversations with folks.
  • Starbucks gift cards, any amount. Lots of our work happens over a cup of coffee, and in the wintertime, Starbucks is one of the places our people will go to get out of the cold.
  • Cat Bus passes
  • Virgin Mobile phone cards
  • Coffee – ground coffee for the office and for breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Sugar
  • Nondairy creamer
  • Creamy peanut butter – we always try to have peanut butter and jelly and bread on hand for feeding drop-by folks.
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Grape jelly
  • Laundry detergent
  • Candles
  • Plates
  • Spoons
  • 33-gallon trash bags

Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Air freshener
  • Fabric freshener
  • Lysol wipes
  • Garbage bags
  • All-purpose cleaner

You can always drop any of this by the office at 707 West Jones during normal hours, or shoot us an email and we can arrange to pick it up.