As a non-profit organization, the shelter depends upon the charity of donors like you. We welcome charitable contributions by credit card via this secure form, or feel free to send a check to:

Attn: Director of Finance
Lawrence Community Shelter
3655 E. 25th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046

Our guests rely 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! (Some items may be unavailable.)

At this time, we CANNOT accept donations of furniture or household items. Please check our Move-Out Program page for updates.

Are you interested in turning your commitment to supporting worthy causes into a part of your lasting legacy? Did you know there are various ways you can plan a gift to the Lawrence Community Shelter?

It is possible to make a bequest in your will, arrange for a charitable gift annuity, or use a beneficiary designation for either an IRA, Keogh, 401(k), 403(b), or life insurance plan.

If you’d like to learn more about any of these possibilities, please do not hesitate to contact Melanie Valdez by calling 785-856-2023 or emailing

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

Donations are accepted at the front desk every day between 8 AM – 6 PM. We are unable to accept damaged items. Volunteers and/or staff will be there to assist you.

Donations can be shipped to 3655 East 25th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046. 

If you have any questions regarding donations, please email Mercedes Roland at

At this time, we CANNOT accept donations of furniture or household items. Please check our Move-Out Program page for updates.


ONGOING NEEDS Items in bold are currently the most needed but all listed items will be put to good use.

Personal Care/Hygiene Products (must be new & unopened)

  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Safety razors
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Tissue Boxes & Travel Packs
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Hair ties
  • Mosquito Repellent / Bug Spray
  • Sunblock / Sunscreen

Food & Beverages

  • Bottled water
  • Coffee
  • Fruit Juice
  • Shelf-Stable Milk / Powdered Milk
  • Powdered Creamer
  • Sugar / Artificial Sweetener
  • Granola Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Meat Snack Sticks/Jerky
  • Cheese sticks
  • Nut-Free Snacks
  • Canned meat or tuna
  • Ramen noodles
  • Soup cups

Over the Counter Meds & First Aid Items

  • Aloe gel
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen / Tylenol
  • Guaifenesin/Mucinex
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Naproxen
  • Benadryl
  • Alcohol pads
  • Cold medicine packets
  • Triple antibiotic packets
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Calamine lotion
  • Cough drops
  • Multi-Vitamins

Miscellaneous Needs

  • Shower Shoes / Flip Flops (adult sizes 7-14)
  • Adult men & women’s underwear (new in-package, any size)
  • AA/AAA Batteries
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Earbuds (new)
  • Sharpies
  • Note pads (all sizes)
  • Sticky notes
  • Erasers
  • Staples
  • Duct tape / Packaging tape
  • Clear or Masking Tape


Please check back for updates, and thank you!

Need to update your contact info, make changes to a recurring commitment, or see your past contributions?

Please visit our Donor Self-Service Portal!