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. Please see the tab on this page or go directly to our Amazon Wish List!

Thank you for your interest in making an in-kind donation! Please see below for our most urgent needs, and feel free to visit our Amazon Wish List.

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:

Twin sheets
Thermal underwear for men and women
Underwear for men and women
Thermal gloves
Baby wipes
Coffee, full-size filters, powdered creamer, sugar
Coffee mugs
Light blankets
Coats and jackets (with hangers if possible)
Large plastic tubs with lids
Toilet paper
Safety razors, preferably double- or triple-blade
Work boots for men and women
Laundry detergent
Walmart gift cards
Gift certificates to local gas stations, Dillons, Hyvee, or Hyvee pharmacy

At present we do NOT need:

Socks for men, women, or children
Comforters / heavy blankets
Tampons / pads
Toothbrushes / toothpaste
Nail clippers
Shampoo, conditioner, or body wash

Please check back, and thank you!