Ongoing Needs

We always have ongoing requests for help.  It’s tough out there for everyone.  Please donate grocery and gift cards all throughout the year.

For a huge list of resources, look at the Headquarters website.

Adult Diapers Needed

The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is looking for assistance with incontinence supplies for their clients.  The request said: "So many live on little budgets and struggle paying for depends and bed pads. Many call frequently requesting help with the purchase of Depends [adult diapers]."

If you would like to donate diapers to the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, please call them for details before you deliver.  800-798-1366


Disposable diapers are expensive and necessary. Families in need can always use more diapers. You can take diapers to the Diaper Pantry at Ballard Center, 708 Elm, or to Penn House at 1035 Pennsylvania, or to the Lawrence Community Shelter at 214 W 10th St.

Gift cards

We get many requests for gift cards – gas and/or groceries. If you are able to help us keep them on hand, it will be even more appreciated. Please call us at (785) 380-7339, or send us a message if you have some to donate. Or please follow the specific instructions listed with the following requests.

Just Food

Just Food, a project of ECKAN, coordinates keeping food in the local food pantries. They have a refrigerated facility now at 1200 E. 11th, and they are open for donations 8-5, Monday through Friday. Donations of money are even more welcome than donations of food. Every dollar you give buys 10 pounds of food to be distributed to local families. Or put another way, every dollar you give buys four meals. You can give online at, or you can stop by the office.

Got extra produce in your garden? Take those extra melons and tomatoes over to Just Food for distribution to the community. You don't need to have bushels and bushels. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Their website:

Ongoing Agency Needs

A couple of the agencies we work with need some help.

Willow Domestic Violence Center needs bath towels, hand towels and washcloths.  Please call (785) 380-7339 or email us if you can help with this.

Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania, is needing good quality, still in style, gently used, professional women’s clothing for women entering or re-entering the work force.  Please deliver the clothes directly to Penn House.

Willow Domestic Violence Center (formerly Women's Transitional Care Services)

For more information, go to the Willow website.

Their current wish list

  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Linens and towels
  • Personal care items
  • Gift certificates
  • Alarm clocks
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • New bras, socks and underwear
  • Office supplies.

Also their Children's Program is in need of:

  • Art supplies
  • All age books
  • Games (board, computer, card or puzzles)
  • Toys (all ages)
  • Plastic bins, shelves, carpets, old shirts and socks
  • Changing table.

Women's Prison Ministries Clothing

Women leaving prison are given donated clothing so that they may start lives/jobs. Size 14 and up outerwear items (no coats) may be donated to the Methodist Church (841-7500), 10th & Vermont, 9-5 Monday through Friday. They would like to have

  • Jeans
  • Tops
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Plastic hangers
  • Fabric spray
  • Clothes racks