In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations

You can raise awareness of the needs of teens and adults experiencing homelessness and help get others involved by organizing a food, clothing, or toiletry drive (PDF) to help us stock our shelves. Our basic needs include:


Coffee, tea, cereal, juice, cooking oil, rice, pasta, salad dressing, beans, soup, tuna, canned tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce

Clothing Closet

Year round: Socks, new underwear (for men, women, and teens), jeans, boots, sneakers, and hooded sweatshirts

Winter: Jackets, hats, gloves (large and durable), and thermal underwear

Shelter Essentials

Towels, backpacks, duffle bags, laundry detergent

Personal Hygiene Products

Deodorant, razors, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, sunscreen

Teen Needs

School supplies, art supplies, movie tickets, bus tickets

Group Supplies

Playing cards, art and craft supplies, board games, books, date books, ESL books


Through the v-Dac Vehicle Donation Program, any car, truck, boat, or RV can benefit Preble Street.

Top Ten Needs:

  • Rugged men’s pants up to 38″ waist
  • Sweatpants/exercise pants: all adult sizes
  • Shorts: all adult sizes
  • Rugged footwear
  • Sweatshirts: size L, XL, +XL
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
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Donate adult-sized clothing and toiletries by appointment only.

We are currently only accepting certain in-kind donations. Please do not drop off any items without first confirming the need with Volunteer Manager Haley Foydel:

250 Oxford St.


Resource Center Soup Kitchen
252 Oxford Street
Volunteer Entrance (Ring the bell)

7 days a week: 7:00am-5:00pm

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