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Shelter Needs


Please visit our Amazon Wish List to see items that you can purchase to help support our Family Shelter.

Our Top/Ongoing Needs:

  • Cash donation for specific mattress covers (ie. Bed bug proof, etc.)
  • Mop / bucket combo
  • Broom / dustpan combo
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware — pots, pans
  • Microwave ovens for the countertop
  • Adult-size dishes — dinner plates & bowls
  • Kid-size dishes — lunch plates & bowls
  • Queen-size FITTED Sheets 

These types of donations can be dropped off to our office Mon — Thurs, 8 am to 5:30 pm. To make other arrangements, please email

Please also sign up for our quarterly newsletter. Each quarter, ACCESS Housing identifies its most immediate needs related to our shelter program and food pantry needs.

We also have Food Pantry needs, click here to find out our current needs.

Food Pantry Needs:

  • Cash Donations to support purchasing fresh fruits & seasonal vegetables
  • After School Snacks: portable fruits (i.e. apples, bananas, oranges, carrots, celery, etc.), fixings for a classic peanut butter & jelly sandwich, pretzels
  • Holiday related:
    Thanksgiving — turkeys, potatoes, green beans, cranberries, fresh dinner rolls
    Halloween — pumpkins, all the ingredients to make pumpkin pie
    Spring time — ham, potatoes, salad mixes
    Winter Holiday — any meal items related to a traditional family dinner — share your family traditions by providing a complete meal for a family of four. (Menu of your traditional choosing.)

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 46% of families were earning less than $21,600. This number has increased to 57% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Adams County Community Needs Assessment 2020

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