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Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter Wish List

The list below is updated regularly and reflects the resources and supplies that are most needed at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. Your support enables us to better serve the residents at the shelter.

At this time, we are only able to accept new, unused items.

Urgent Needs

For your convenience, our urgently needed items can be purchased online via our Wish List of Urgently-Needed Items and shipped directly to the shelter. A few items cannot be purchased online/shipped, and they are listed below. We do also accept items in person at the shelter if you prefer to shop and deliver yourself.

Ongoing Needs

Perishable Food Items

  • Wheat/whole grain bread
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Meat
    • Ground beef/turkey/chicken
    • Pork chops
    • Meatballs
    • Hamburgers
    • Hot Dogs
    • Sausage
  • Lunch meat
    • Bologna
    • Turkey
    • Chicken
    • Salami
    • Roast Beef

Non-perishable Food Items

  • Tomato sauce (96 oz. cans)
  • Vegetables (96 oz. cans)
  • Fruits (96 oz. cans)
  • Beans/chili (canned)
  • Cereal (whole grain or cereals with 6 grams of sugar or less such as Cheerios, Kix, Honey Bunches of Oats, Chex, Shredded Wheat, etc.)
  • Cooking spices
  • Vegetable/olive oil
  • Salad dressing
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Single serving snacks (healthy options preferred)
  • Crackers
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar, Sweet’N Low and Equal packets
  • Condiments
  • Individual bottles of water (cases)
  • Juice boxes

Disposable Tableware, Etc.

  • Coffee stirrers
  • Styrofoam plates
  • Cups (9 oz. plastic cold cups and 8 oz. Styrofoam hot/cold cups)
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Aluminum foil
  • Saran wrap
  • Ziploc storage bags (all sizes)

Clothing & Shoes

At this time, we are only able to accept new, unused items.

  • Children’s clothing (sizes 2T to 16)
  • Children’s underwear (sizes 2T to 16)
  • Children’s shoes (all sizes)
  • Men’s sneakers/shoes (sizes 9 to 13)
  • Pajamas (all sizes; men, women and children)
  • Women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Coats (all sizes; men, women and children)
  • Socks (all sizes; men, women and children)
  • Sweaters (all sizes; men, women and children)
  • Jeans for women (sizes 2 to 28)
  • Jeans for men (all sizes)
  • Thermals (all sizes)

Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies

  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Swiffer WetJet pads
  • Clorox bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dish soap
  • Glass cleaner
  • Trash bags (8 and 30 gallon)
  • Hand soap (pump)
  • Brooms
  • Mop heads

Personal Items

At this time, we are only able to accept new, unused items.

  • Bedding
    • Crib sheets
    • Sheet sets (twin and full)
    • Pillow cases
    • Pillows
  • Towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Toilet paper (1 ply only)

Baby Items

  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)

Other Items

  • Board games for children and teens


Drop-Off Instructions

Please call the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter at 215-949-1727 at least twenty-four hours before you plan to drop off your donation so that we can be prepared for your arrival. The shelter is located at 7 Library Way, Levittown, PA 19055.

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