In-Kind Donations

You can raise awareness of the needs of homeless teens and adults and help get others involved by organizing a food, clothing, or toiletry drive 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


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




NOTE: Needs are subject to change. Please do not drop off any clothing or toiletries without first contacting Resource Development Assistant Ray Hepler:

For donations of food, no advance contact or confirmation is necessary.

We accept donations of food 7 days a week from 7:00am-6:00pm at the Resource Center Soup Kitchen, 252 Oxford Street.

Click below to download complete seasonal wish lists:

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, Scrabble, chess, checkers, books and magazines, date books, ESL books

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