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LPCS Wish List

Below are lists of items continually needed at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. If you’d like to make a donation, or organize a donation drive, please contact Jen Kouba,Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, to schedule a drop-off or to learn more. At this time we are unable to pick up donations. 

We also have an Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase items needed by the shelter tax-free. These items are shipped directly to the shelter! Click here to learn more.

Kitchen Needs:


  • Liquid dish soap
  • Tablet dishwasher detergent
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Paper napkins
  • Dish towels
  • White vinegar


Misc. Needs:


  • Adult underwear (especially large men’s sizes)
  • Flash drives
  • $5 and $10 gift cards to 
    CVS and Walgreens
  • CTA passes
  • Dress socks
  • Briefcases or other professional bags
  • Umbrellas 
  • Window A/C units, small space heaters, fans 

Pantry Needs:


  • Coffee
  • Powdered creamer
  • Sugar
  • Granola bars
  • Herbal tea bags



First Aid Needs:


  • Ibuprofen
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Mucinex
  • Tylenol
  • Sudephrine
  • Cough syrup
  • Cold & flu medicine
  • Antihistamine
  • Bacitracin ointment

Toiletry Needs:


  • Floss
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Individual tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Cleaning Needs:


  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Bleach
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap
  • Glass cleaner
  • Lysol spray
  • Pledge
  • Clorox wipes
  • Multi-purpose cleaner