List of Needs

Clothing Room Needs

new socks

new underwear

good used clothing for children - infants to youth 14-16  

The Domestic Violence Shelter Needs

Please note, only NEW items can be accepted


Desperate need
Baby wipes
Full size bath towels 
Bedsheet sets- twin size

High  need 
Latex-free vinyl gloves (size large and xl)
Clorox wipes
Nightshirts- womens, all sizes 
Sweatsuits- unisex, all sizes 
Gas gift cards
Walmart gift cards
Kroger cards for gas and food
Aldi gift cards for shelter food
Aleve or naproxen
Benadryl (or generic)
Non-drowsy allergy meds (Zyrtec/Claritin/etc)
Cold and flu medicine
Tylenol (or generic acetaminaphen) for infants and/or children
Cold and flu medicine for ifants and children
Cotton swabs
Cotton balls
African american hair care products (shampoo/conditioner/etc)
Hair grease
Hairbrushes – natural bristles 
Hairbrushes- nylon bristles 
Hair gel and hair spray
Board games
Card games

DeWitt County Pantry Needs:

  • Mac N’ Cheese
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Side Dishes (boxed potatoes, stuffing, etc.)
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  •  Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Cereals 
  • Diapers
  • Shampoos
  • Soaps
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant

Contact 217.935.6619 for more information or to make a delivery

Homeward Bound Program Needs:

  • diapers (all sizes) & baby wipes
  • personal hygiene items 

 Contact Homeward Bound at 217.428.6616 for delivery information.


Move-In Starter Kits

Additionally, please consider donating items for move-in starter kits for individuals and families moving from homelessness to housing. Join the Macon County Continuum of Care in supporting this effort. 

  • cleaning supplies
  • paper products
  • bath towels
  • kitchen towels
  • sheets/blankets/pillows
  • plates/glasses/silverware
  • kitchen utensils
  • pots/pans


These Move-In Starter Kits items can be delivered to:

Homeward Bound
788 E. Clay, Decatur