Donate

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:

Kenny Yates, Director of Finance and Operations
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.)

Please note that we CANNOT ACCEPT CLOTHES, which we are unable to sort and store.

The Move-Out Program can accept relatively light (preferably flat-screen) TVs, but we cannot accept heavier older TVs.

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 Kenny Yates by calling 785-856-2060 or emailing kennethy@lawrenceshelter.org.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are accepting donations only by appointment or direct shipping to our address. We are not accepting walk-in donations. Donations can be shipped to 3655 East 25th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046. To make an appointment, please call or text Meghan Bahn at 785-274-9724.

Please note that we CANNOT ACCEPT CLOTHES, which we are unable to 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).

If you have furniture or household items to donate, please visit the Move-Out Program page.

URGENT NEEDS AS WE FACE THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

We encourage all supporters who would like to donate items that could help us with challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak to visit our Amazon wish list. (Many items may be unavailable.)

  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol spray
  • Bleach
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Disposable gloves (Nitrile, large and extra large)
  • Masks
  • Forehead thermometers
  • Thermometers with probe covers
  • Disposable plates / bowls / cups / utensils
  • First Aid supplies
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Plastic soap holders for bar soap
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cough suppressant and expectorant
  • Decongestant
  • Chapstick / lip balm
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Adult diapers (medium to XXL)
  • Shop-vacs
  • Push brooms
  • Personal protective equipment

Our ongoing urgent needs

As above, due to the Douglas County Stay-at-Home order, we are not accepting walk-in donations. Donations can be made by appointment of shipped directly to us at 3655 East 25th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046. To make an appointment, please call or text Meghan Bahn at 785-274-9724.

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

  • Underwear for women, men, or children
  • Socks for women, men, or children
  • Cleaning supplies for families
  • Travel size hygiene products
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Baby wipes
  • Shampoo / conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Bar soap
  • Bar soap holders
  • Coffee, full-size filters, powdered creamer, sugar
  • Large plastic tubs with lids
  • Toilet paper
  • Safety razors, preferably double- or triple-blade
  • Towels
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Gift certificates to local gas stations, Dillons, Hyvee, or Hyvee pharmacy

At present we do NOT need

  • Clothes
  • Comforters / heavy blankets
  • Tampons / pads
  • Toothbrushes / toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Knives
  • Nail clippers

Please check back, and thank you!