Our shelters are the only homeless and domestic abuse shelters in Fond du Lac County, and we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This requires an incredible amount of resources, right down to the most basic necessities. We accept donations of a variety of goods and services, including food, new and gently used household items, and gift cards. All donations can be dropped off at our administrative office or any of our shelter locations.

Additional opportunities to donate are:
Baskets of Hope (accepted all year) and 12 Months of Humanity (‘Wish List’ item of the month)

Or check out our Immediate Need page for items we are out of or special items we are in need of (updated regularly).


  • Cleaning Products (non-bleach All-purpose cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, etc.)
  • Drain cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Napkins
  • Kleenex
  • Garbage bags (kitchen size & larger)
  • Gallon/Quart size freezer bags
  • Foil, plastic wrap, reusable food storage containers (Ziploc or Glad type)
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • 60 Watt light bulbs
  • Sheet sets (twin/double size)
  • Towels/washcloths (for bathroom/kitchen)
  • Pillows – new
  • Bedbug mattress covers (twin size)

Household equipment & Misc.

  • Can openers
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes (plates, bowls, tumblers, silverware, cooking utensils, etc.)
  • Crock pots/slow cookers

Health & Hygiene

  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant (for men and women)
  • Razors and shaving gel (for men and women)
  • Tooth brushes and tooth paste
  • Tampons


  • New underwear for women (underwear and sports bras, various sizes) and kids (underwear and youth bras, various sizes)
  • New leggings and sweatpants, new basic shirts (given to those who flee unexpectedly and have nothing for that evening/next day)
  • Diapers and wipes


  • Canned/bottled juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Coffee (regular)
  • Meat products (hamburger, roasts, chicken, turkey, brats, hot dogs, lunch meat, etc.)
  • Salad dressing/mayonnaise
  • Canned fruit
  • Healthy after school snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers w/peanut butter &/or cheese, individual bags of snacks like pretzels, teddy grahams, or animal crackers)

Other items

  • Bicycles (for adults)
  • Monetary contributions (cash/checks)
  • Gift cards/certificates (for local grocery stores, shopping centers, pharmacies, and hardware stores to purchase items for shelter as needed)
  • Gas cards