Contact us: 847-608-9744

Current Needs

What We Need

Many items are necessary to the successful operation of our shelter. The following items are always needed. Donations may be dropped off at the PADS offices at 1730 Berkley St. If possible please drop off  during business hours. Please contact the office at 847-608-9744 for any additional information or with any questions you may have about donating. All donations are truly appreciated! Download our current immediate needs list (PDF)

PADS Always Needs

Food and Housekeeping Items

  • Coffee
  • Vinyl Zippered Pillow Covers
  • Sugar free portable snacks
  • Cereal, Juice, Milk
  • Kool Aid Packets including sugar free
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Luncheon Plates
  • Foam Cereal Bowls
  • 8oz Foam Coffee Cups
  • Large Plastic Garbage Bags (39 and 45 Gallon Size Only Please)
  • Liquid and Powder Laundry Detergent
  • All purpose cleaning spray
  • Room Deodorizer spray
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom Hand Soap
  • Anti Bacterial Wet Wipes
  • Gift Cards in Small Denominations to Meijer, Jewel, Walmart or Kohl’s

Hygiene and Clothing Items

  • Foot Powder
  • Men & Women Work Boots (Sizes 9.5-10.5)
  • Men’s Winter Boots (Sizes 10-13)

*Because our guests often carry all of their belongings in their backpacks, we ask that whenever possible personal hygiene items be donated in travel sizes

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