Owensboro Shelters Have Needs Lists & You Can Help Fill Them
Owensboro is fortunate to have many wonderful shelters to help those in need. While they are always willing to help it takes great support from the community to provide.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP
The holidays often bring an abundance of folks wanting to volunteer and provide meals and other items. However, these shelters truly need help all year long since they keep their doors open 365 days a year.
Each shelter has different needs and we have lists and locations of each shelter. Pick one or many and help them. They will absolutely be so appreciative and so will all the people they serve.
BOULWARE MISSION-609 WING AVENUE(270 683-8267) Boulware is a faith-based program helping displaced individuals become self-sufficient. Donate to Boulware here.
CROSSROADS-1631 Breckenridge Street (270 240-2773)
- Bed Bug Mattress Protectors
- Hygiene Products
- VOLUNTEERS (this is a huge need)
DANIEL PITINO SHELTER-501 WALNUT STREET (270-688-9000)
I spoke with Harry Pedigo, Executive Director, of the Pitino Shelter and he gave me the following list;
- New and unopened hygiene products, such as shampoo, soap,
body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
FRIENDS OF SINNERS-320 CLAY STREET (270-689-9174) -Christ-Centered Recovery Program with men's and women's residential houses.
- SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS
- LAUNDRY DETERGENT
- TOILET PAPER
- PAPER PRODUCTS
MY SISTER'S KEEPER WOMEN & CHILDREN'S HOMELESS SHELTER-2820 W. 4th Street.
The biggest need for MSK since they are not open is finding individuals who want to volunteer for shifts or to cook meals once the doors open in 2023. They are getting very close to opening and volunteers will be VITAL to their operation. They also have an Amazon Wish List as well as other ways to donate at mysisterskeeper.org
OASIS DOMESTIC ABUSE SHELTER-(270-685-0260)- They are a shelter that houses men, women, and children who have been victims of domestic abuse. They have an Amazon Wish List you can view and send items to the shelter. Their address is anonymous to protect the residents. Please give them a call if you are interested in helping in other ways.
ST. BENEDICT'S HOMELESS SHELTER& WOMEN'S DAY SHELTER-1001 WEST 7TH STREET (270-541-1003) St. Benedict's has an Amazon Wishlist which makes it super easy for you to get on there and have the items delivered right to the shelter door.
ST. JOSEPH PEACE MISSION-1328 WEST THIRD STREET (270 683-9441)- home for at-risk, abused neglected children from ages birth to 18 years. They provide a safe and nurturing environment.
New Twin-Size Bedding/Sheets/Comforters
Plastic-Wrapped Mattresses (Twin Size)
Lamps (Tabletop, Standing)
Batteries (AA, AAA)
Liquid Soap/Hygiene Products (Men's & Women's)
Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
Hair Products for Women (Brushes, Bands, etc.)
Manicure & Pedicure Products (Polish, Files, etc.)
Kitchen and Laundry
Non-Perishable Snack and food items
Utensils and Garbage bag liners
Laundry detergent & dryer sheets