The most effective way to assist the shelter is with your financial support. ​We welcome contributions by credit card via this secure form, or feel free to send a check to:

Mia Gonzalez, Director of Development
Lawrence Community Shelter
3655 E. 25th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046

Our guests depend on your generosity for in-kind donations of various goods as well.

Thank you for your interest in making an in-kind donation! Please see below for our most urgent needs.

Before dropping your donation off during business hours, please first contact Mia Gonzalez either by calling 785-832-8864 or emailing If you have furniture or household items to donate, please contact the Move-Out Program by emailing

Please note that we are NOT in need of clothes, which we are unable to properly sort and store. If you have clothes to donate, we recommend that you take them to the Social Service League Store (905 Rhode Island Street).

And individual items (as opposed to packs or kits) are preferred.

Our most urgent needs:

Coffee, filters, powdered creamer, sugar
Coffee mugs
Light blankets
Large adult gloves
Adult socks
Adult underwear
Coats and jackets (with hangers if possible)
Light blankets
Twin sheets
Large plastic tubs with lids
Toilet paper
Safety razors, preferably double- or triple-blade
Men’s and women’s work boots
Laundry detergent
Shampoo and conditioner
Body wash and soap bars
Gift certificates to local gas stations, Dillons, Hyvee, or Hyvee pharmacy

At present we do NOT need:

Children’s socks
Comforters / heavy blankets
Tampons / pads
Toothbrushes / toothpaste
Nail clippers

Please check back, and thank you!