St. John Center gratefully accepts gifts of supplies for our Day Shelter and Social Services Center. On occasion we request gifts of supplies for other programs and services.
St. John Center does not have the space or laundry facilities to accept clothing, shoes, backpacks, or blankets. We rely on community partners who provide these items to people experiencing homelessness and hope you will consider donating these items to them.
Items We Gratefully Accept All year
Shower Room Supplies
- Disposable razors
- Cotton swabs
- Laundry detergent
- Petroleum jelly
- Shaving cream
- 3-in-1 (body wash, shampoo, conditioner)
- Body powder
- Foot powder
- Hair grease
- Hair picks and combs
- Nail clippers
- Air freshener spray
- Copy paper (8.5″ x 11″)
- Coffee, creamer and sugar
- Liquid hand soap
- Toilet tissue
- Paper towels
- Hand sanitizer
- All-purpose disinfectant spray or wipes
- Trash bags (13 gallon and 55 gallon)
- Dishwasher pods
- Rain ponchos
- Reading glasses
- Matches (small packs, strike anywhere
- Hats (winter toboggans or baseball caps)
- Socks (men’s white crew length)
- Underwear/boxers/briefs (M, L, XL)
- See below for community partners that receive all types of clothing
You may bring your donation to St. John Center seven days a week, between 10:30 AM and 3 PM (1 PM Wed.). For more information, contact Jim Fulkerson at email@example.com, (502) 398-3505, or use the form at the bottom of this page.
You can also visit our Amazon Wish List, which we keep updated.
Donors can also compare prices and discounts across different retailers by using the Capital One Shopping tool here.
Careasy resells used cars and proceeds will go to St. John Center. Visit Careasy’s St. John Center page here.
Community Partners That Receive Clothing Donations
The Schumann Center serves as a clothes closet for most of the clients who visit St. John Center. Please contact The Schumann Center at (502) 589-6696 with donations of clothing, shoes, and coats.
Blankets, Backpacks and Food
To donate blankets, backpacks, or food, contact The Forgotten Louisville through their Facebook page here.
Questions About Gifts of Shelter Supplies
Use this form if you have any questions related to donating items and we will respond as quickly as possible.
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