Ideas for monthly contributions
January – Sweet Slumber
Hundreds of men, women, and children in the Fayette Cares shelter sleep and dream of what life will be like once they’re back on their feet. Donate supplies for a shelter bed and you’ll be sharing in someone’s dreams.
- Sheets (twin or full)
- Comforters (twin or full)
- Blankets (twin or full)
- Plastic mattress covers (twin or full)
February – Souper Bowl
Bowls carry meals for hungry clients. But being part of this "souper" bowl will be less expensive than a seat in the nosebleed section!
- Soups (beef stew, chicken & dumplings, chili, etc.)
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
- Bowls and plates (reusable or disposable)
- Cups and glasses (reusable or disposable)
- Spoons, forks, and knives (reusable or disposable)
Hold a Souper Bowl of Caring around the Big Game to collect funds and supplies for Fayette Cares.
March - Spring Cleaning
Being homeless makes it challenging to generally keep things clean. Your donations help clients find renewed pride in themselves and their surroundings.
- Laundry detergent
- Liquid dish soap
- Dish sponges
- Trash bags (all sizes)
- Brooms and dustpans
- Storage tubs
Standing under a stream of icy water sends chills up the toughest spines. A hot shower in the shelter is a luxury for many of our clients. By funding supplies and equipment you warm hearts (and heads, backs and shoulders).
- Body soap/wash
- Towels (body, hand, face)
- Toilet paper
Donate to fund replacing and maintaining shelter water heaters.
May - Oh Baby!
For many little ones the Fayette Cares shelter is their first safe home. Your gifts make their early years special.
- Diapers (Sizes 1-5)
- Baby wipes
- Car seats
- Portable cribs
June - Summer Fun
School's out! But for many this means no free cafeteria breakfast or lunch. Your donations can help parents assure nutritious meals are still on the menu.
- Peanut butter
- Ready-to-eat snacks (Lunchables, fruit cups, granola bars, etc.)
- Canned meals (ravioli, chili, soups)
July - Back to School Already?!
Homeless children need all the help they can get to focus on learning. Give essential supplies to assure they are equipped for a great school year.
- Loose leaf paper/note books
- Safety scissors
- Glue sticks
Clients gladly wear gently used clothing donated to Fayette Cares, but nobody wants old underwear! Fresh undergarments are a special, unseen gift.
- Boy/girl underwear
- Men's/Women's underwear
- Socks (assorted sizes)
- Sports bras (assorted sizes)
Keep the shelter stocked with supplies to tend to our clients’ cuts, bumps, and scrapes. Donate first aid supplies and help, for just a moment, make one thing all better.
- Fever/pain reliever (adult and child)
- Burn ointment
October - Winter is Coming!
It won't be long before children are waiting for the bus in the cold. Many of our clients must also face the elements when walking to work. Your donations will leave our clients feeling warm and fuzzy.
- Coats (infant/toddler - XXXL)
- Rain coats
November - Holiday Giving
A simple act of caring will help families in need this holiday season. Food will be distributed to hundreds of families on Saturday, December 9th. Help organize a donation drive at your church, school or work to collect these items for holiday food baskets:
- Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, ham, chili)
- Peanut Butter
- Evaporated Milk
- Cake Mix
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Instant Potatoes
Donations needed by Friday, December 1st!
December - Christmas Caring
It’s tough to get in the holiday spirit when you’re barely making ends meet. Your gift will spread joy during the holidays. Please contribute unwrapped presents (infants and tweens ages 8-12 tend to be the greatest need).
- Bicycles/scooters (helmets too!)
- Electronic games (include batteries please!)
- Arts and crafts
- Educational games
Donations needed by the first Friday in December!
Gifts from caring individuals, like you, make up a majority of the support that allows the doors of Fayette Cares to remain open for those in crisis. Donate now to join Fayette Cares in creating lasting solutions!