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Community Shelter Services welcomes gifts of gently used or new clothing, furniture, linens, toys, laundry and cleaning supplies, personal care items as well as non-perishable food.

The drop off location for these items is the vendor entrance to our Emergency Shelter at 655 West 16th Street, Erie, PA 16502.  For larger items or bulk drop off, calling ahead is appreciated. Please email Tabatha Deacon, or call her at Ext. 117 814-314-8036.

Items we cannot accept include used mattresses, personal undergarments (unless new and still in the original packaging,) open and partially used toiletries (such as shampoo, body wash, bars of soap, and hairbrushes).

Items of particular help:

  • Twin-size bedsheets
  • Cans of ground coffee
  • Packaged men’s socks and underwear
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex)
  • Laundry Soap