Donate items

We're Grateful for Goods!

Generous donations of needed supplies help keep our shelter running every single day. We welcome donations of frequently used items (listed below), gift cards or purchases from our Amazon wish list.

For a list of our urgent needs—items we’re running really low on or need because of special circumstances—please check our Facebook page.

Looking for a printable list of our frequently used items? Click here to download.

One way to support Ozanam’s mission is through the donation of items we use daily at the shelter. 

These items include:

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper (standard size, large roll)
  • All purpose cleaning supplies
  • Disinfectants
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Window cleaner

Each family who stays at Ozanam receives a hospitality kit filled with essentials. The kit’s a simple but important way we can make our residents more comfortable during this stressful time.

  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Hand towels
  • Standard-sized pillows
  • Blankets (twin and full)
  • Sheet sets (twin and full)

Ozanam serves about 1,440 meals in an average year. It’s a big job that can only be done with generous food donations from our community. 

Our pantry participates in Indiana’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which requires us to serve nutritious meals and snacks to our families. Below are some examples of foods we serve.

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Ground beef
  • Pork loin
  • Chicken breast
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Skim or 1% milk

One way to support Ozanam’s mission is through the donation of needed items, including the things that make up our hygiene kits. Each family who stays at Ozanam receives a hygiene kit filled with common personal items. These kits are an effective way to bring the comforts of home into our shelter.

The hygiene kit includes:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and body wash
  • Diapers (newborn to size 6) and pull-ups
  • Pads and tampons
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Hair moisturizer
  • Hair relaxer
  • Hair gel
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Razors (men’s and women’s)

If you’d like to help Ozanam, but don’t feel like getting out to shop, we have a wish list on Amazon. Just order from our list and your purchase will be shipped directly to our shelter.

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