Shelter Wishlist

Shelter staff work hard to utilize our resources carefully and efficiently. Donations of items from the list below will help us stretch our budget further and meet the many and varied needs of our clients.

The Shelter’s Emergency Residential Facility operates as a home for our clients during their stay. We find the items we most often need are those that help maintain the general upkeep of a functioning household. This list reflects the items that are most often needed.

If you’d like to host a donation drive for the Shelter or have specific items you think may be useful that are not listed below, please call our Community Outreach Center at (434) 963-4676.

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Shelter Supplies Needed:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Laundry Detergent Pods (HE only)
  • Dish Detergent
  • 13 Gallon Garbage Bags
  • Kitchen and Bath Towels
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Pharmacy Gift Cards
  • CAT Bus Tickets (available at C’ville City Hall)
  • Old and/or Broken Cell Phones

School Supplies Needed:

  • Backpacks – all ages, no wheels, prefer solid/neutral colors
  • Lunch Box/Bag – all ages, prefer solid/neutral colors
  • Pocket Folders
  • Colored Pencils – 12 or 24 pack
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Calculators
  • Earbuds
  • USB Sticks
  • Gift Cards for Back to School clothes and shoes.

We are unable to accept donations of clothing, purses, toys and books due to an over-abundance of these items and lack of storage space.

Donation Delivery Location and Times:

Shelter Help in Emergency Community Outreach Center
1415 Sachem Place, Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please do not leave donations after hours or outside of our front door. While we appreciate your generosity, the Sachem Village Community frowns upon this. Thank you!