List of Needs

Clothing Room Needs

The clothing room is in need of good used clothing, sizes infant to teenager and new socks and underwear.

Call 217.428.6616 for more information or to make a delivery. OR, a blue donation bin is located outside the church at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie, Decatur.

The Domestic Violence Shelter Needs

SANITATION SUPPLIES (COVID RELATED)

  • DISPOSABLE 3 PLY FACE MASKS FOR CLIENTS
  • WASHABLE CLOTH FACE MASKS FOR STAFF AND SHELTER RESIDENTS
  • INDIVIDUAL HAND SANITIZER BOTTLES
  • VINYL GLOVES (SIZE MEDIUM, LARGE, AND XL)
  • CLOROX WIPES
  • AEROSOL DISINFECTANT SPRAY
  • PAPER TOWEL ROLLS

BABY / TODDLER:

  • BABY WIPES
  • DISPOSABLE DIAPERS – SIZES 4, 5, 6
  • PULL-UPS

BATHROOMS:

  • AIR FRESHENER SPRAY
  • FULL SIZE BATH TOWELS

BEDROOMS:

  • LAUNDRY BASKETS
  • NIGHTSHIRTS, WOMENS – ALL SIZES
  • WHITE NOISE MACHINES (2-3 for 2nd/3rd shift working clients trying to sleep, as well as large families, to mask noise)

GENERAL:

  • GAS GIFT CARDS
  • WALMART GIFT CARDS
  • ALDI GIFT CARDS FOR SHELTER FOOD
  • BOX FANS

KITCHEN:

  • DISPOSABLE CUPS
  • DISPOSABLE (PLASTIC) EATING UTENSILS
  • DISPOSABLE PLATES
  • PLASTIC (NOT DISPOSABLE) DRINKING CUPS (SMALL OR LARGE)
  • SNACKS (HEALTHY)
  • 1 LARGE CROCK POT FOR SHELTER KITCHEN (preferred with timer)

MEDICINE ROOM:

  • PEDIATRIC MEDICINE DROPPERS AND/OR SYRINGES  (NEW, UNUSED)
  • NOSE / EAR SYRINGES

ADULT:

  • ASPIRIN
  • ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT OR CREAM
  • IBUPROFEN OR ADVIL
  • ALIEVE OR NAPROXEN
  • BENADRYL (OR GENERIC)
  • NON-DROWSY ALLERGY MEDS (ZYRTEC/CLARITIN/ETC)
  • HYDROCORTISONE CREAM
  • MELATONIN TABLETS
  • TUMS (OR GENERIC) ANTACID TABLETS

BABY / TODDLER / CHILD:

  • ADVIL/MOTRIN (OR IBUPROFEN) FOR INFANTS AND/OR CHILDREN
  • BENADRYL (OR GENERIC) FOR INFANTS AND/OR CHILDREN
  • LIQUID STOMACH MEDICINE FOR INFANTS AND/OR CHILDREN
  • GENERIC NASAL DECONGESTANT FOR INFANTS AND/OR CHILDREN
  • TYLENOL (OR GENERIC ACETAMINAPHEN) FOR INFANTS AND/OR CHILDREN

TOILETRIES:

 BODY:

  •  BODY LOTION
  • VASELINE
  • HANDHELD PERSONAL MIRRORS

  EYES:

  •  CONTACT LENS MULTI-PURPOSE SOLUTION

  HAIR:

  •  AFRICAN-AMERICAN HAIR CARE PRODUCTS (SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER/ETC)
  • HAIR GREASE
  • HAIR BRUSHES – NATURAL BRISTLES 
  • CONDITIONER
  • HAIR DRYERS
  • CURLING IRONS
  • HAIR GEL AND HAIR SPRAY

 MOUTH:

  • ORAJEL

TOYS:

  • SOCCERBALLS
  • BASKETBALLS
  • FOOTBALLS
  • NERF BALLS
  • JUMP ROPES
  • SIDEWALK CHALK

Another option is to link HERE to order directly form the site to have items shipped directly to the Shelter.

DeWitt County Pantry Needs:

  • Mac N’ Cheese
  •  Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Soup & Fruit
  •  Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly 
  • Diapers

Contact 217.935.6619 for more information or to make a delivery

Homeward Bound Program Needs:

  • diapers (all sizes) & baby wipes
  • dishwashing liquid
  • cleaning supplies
  • deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products

 Contact Homeward Bound at 217.428.6616 for delivery information.