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How to Donate

Have stuff you want to give away or fill a need? See which items are needed and how to get them to the appropriate organizations. (updated 11/1/2018)

Water

  • Operation Safety Net
    Bottled water needed for daily street outreaches
    Contact: Calla Kainaroi — 412-360-4031; ckainaroi@pittsburghmercy.org
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    Bottled water needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Charles Chapman — 412-586-4663; chapman@livingministry.org

Food

  • Northside Common Ministries
    Can goods and non-perishable foods needed for pantry
    Contact: Jay Poliziani — 412-323-1163; jay.poliziani@ncmin.org
  • No Walls Ministries
    Snacks and prepared soup needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Ed Kramer — 412-779-4651; kramersss@aol.com
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    Fun-sized candy bars needed for weekly shelter outreach
    Contact: Charles Chapman — 412-586-4663; chapman@livingministry.org
  • Operation Safety Net
    Socks needed for daily street outreaches
    Contact: Calla Kainaroi — 412-360-4031; ckainaroi@pittsburghmercy.org
  • Blankets Over Pittsburgh
    Blankets, sleepings bags needed for street homeless
    Contact: Jack Brumbaugh — 412-310-2622; blanketsoverpgh@aol.com
  • No Walls Ministries
    Blankets and socks needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Ed Kramer — 412-779-4651; kramersss@aol.com
  • Northside Common Ministries
    Men's socks and underwear needed for shelter guests
    Contact: Jay Poliziani — 412-323-1163; jay.poliziani@ncmin.org
  • Light of Life
    Men's and women's socks and underwear needed for shelter guests
    Contact: Emily Rabatin — 412-258-6128; erabatin@lightoflife.org

Toiletries

  • City Reach
    Full-size soap, shampoo, lotion toilet paper and feminine care products needed for program participants
    Contact: John Stuckert — 412-758-2446; jstuckert@cityreachnetwork.org
  • Northside Common Ministries
    Travel-sized soap, shampoo, and lotion needed for shelter and drop-in guests
    Contact: Jay Poliziani — 412-323-1163; jay.poliziani@ncmin.org
  • Operation Safety Net
    travel-sized items needed for showers at Wellspring Center
    Contact: Brian Matous — 412-689-6565; bmatous@pittsburghmercy.org
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    Toilet paper needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Charles Chapman — 412-586-4663; chapman@livingministry.org

Tents/Tarps

  • Operation Safety Net
    Tents needed for daily street outreaches
    Contact: Calla Kainaroi — 412-360-4031; ckainaroi@pittsburghmercy.org
  • Bridge to the Mountains
    Tents needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Dave Lettrich — 724-691-2914; dave@bridgetothemountains.org 
  • Blankets Over Pittsburgh
    Tents needed for street homeless
    Contact: Jack Brumbaugh — 412-310-2622; blanketsoverpgh@aol.com

Batteries

  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    AA, AAA, D, C batteries needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Charles Chapman — 412-586-4663; chapman@livingministry.org

Transportation

  • Light of Life
    Bus tickets needed for program participants
    Contact: Emiy Rabatin — 412-258-6128; erabatin@lightoflife.org
  • Blankets Over Pittsburgh
    Bicycles needed for street homeless
    Contact: Jack Brumbaugh — 412-310-2622; blanketsoverpgh@aol.com
  • Northside Common Ministries
    Bus tickets needed for shelter guests
    Contact: Jay Poliziani — 412-323-1163; jay.poliziani@ncmin.org

Other

  • Bridge to the Mountains
    Tents needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Dave Lettrich — 724-691-2914; dave@bridgetothemountains.orgm 
  • No Walls Ministries
    Rat poison needed for weekly street outreach
    Contact: Ed Kramer — 412-779-4651; kramersss@aol.com
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    Rat poison needed for weekly shelter outreach
    Contact: Charles Chapman — 412-586-4663; chapman@livingministry.org