How you can help the homeless

Posted Oct. 19, 2013, at 6:24 a.m.
The bedrooms.

What's needed: Soft ear plugs, fabric freshener, vacuum, light bulbs.
The bedrooms. What's needed: Soft ear plugs, fabric freshener, vacuum, light bulbs.
The hygiene closet.

What's needed: Disposable razors, shampoo and conditioner, individually packaged toothbrushes, denture products, shaving cream, ear swabs, medicated foot powder, fingernail clippers, feminine hygiene, deodorant.
The hygiene closet. What's needed: Disposable razors, shampoo and conditioner, individually packaged toothbrushes, denture products, shaving cream, ear swabs, medicated foot powder, fingernail clippers, feminine hygiene, deodorant.
The bathroom. 

What's needed: Bleach, scrubbing pads, single-stall shower curtains, push brooms and mops, combs and brushes, plastic gloves, window cleaner
The bathroom. What's needed: Bleach, scrubbing pads, single-stall shower curtains, push brooms and mops, combs and brushes, plastic gloves, window cleaner
The coffee nook. 

What's needed: Ground coffee, notebooks and planners, phone cards, sugar, salt and pepper, creamer , umbrellas, gift certificates, money orders or cash specified for bus tickets and deposits.
The coffee nook. What's needed: Ground coffee, notebooks and planners, phone cards, sugar, salt and pepper, creamer , umbrellas, gift certificates, money orders or cash specified for bus tickets and deposits.
The refrigerator. 

What's needed: Butter or margarine, mayonnaise, milk, salad dressing, eggs, juice, coffee creamer, resealable plastic totes.
The refrigerator. What's needed: Butter or margarine, mayonnaise, milk, salad dressing, eggs, juice, coffee creamer, resealable plastic totes.
Basement clothing storage. 

What's needed: Belts, socks and underwear in original packaging, men's extra large and larger tee-shirts, pants, flip flops, non-prescription glasses, back packs.
Basement clothing storage. What's needed: Belts, socks and underwear in original packaging, men's extra large and larger tee-shirts, pants, flip flops, non-prescription glasses, back packs.
The basement pantry. 

What's needed: Beans, canned goods, ketchup, salad dressing, powdered drink mixes,  salt and pepper.
The basement pantry. What's needed: Beans, canned goods, ketchup, salad dressing, powdered drink mixes, salt and pepper.
Shelves in the Kitchen. 

What's needed: Cereal, pasta, peanut butter, powder drink mixes, sugar, dish detergent, pot holders, manual can openers, cooking utensils like spatulas, tongs, etc.
Shelves in the Kitchen. What's needed: Cereal, pasta, peanut butter, powder drink mixes, sugar, dish detergent, pot holders, manual can openers, cooking utensils like spatulas, tongs, etc.

 

As shown in our recent project “Homeless“, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is in constant need of certain items because of a high volume of guests flowing in and out. The slideshow shows a series of rooms within the shelter and the needs that apply to each room.

If you have items you’d like to donate, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is always accepting clothing, food, cleaning supplies and donations. It’s located at 263 Main Street, Bangor, ME, 04401, and may be reached at 947-0092 or info@bangorareashelter.org.

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