Donate supplies for our emergency shelter.

When a client arrives, they are greeted at check-in and given clean bath towels and any hygiene items they need (shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, feminine products, etc.). Anyone can grab a hot shower – day or night (daytime hours 9am-2pm).

Each person is assigned a bed. Our accommodations are simple but provide the essentials for a good night’s sleep. Each bunk is made with freshly laundered sheets, blankets, and pillows.

After check-in, a healthy dinner prepared by the Family Food Center is served in the dining area. Sandwiches and snacks are also provided in the morning.

During the day, our staff and volunteers help clients connect with the community with the resources that they need to change their circumstances. They also prepare the shelter for the next night. This means general property maintenance, supplies organization, shelter cleaning and sanitation. Anything that will make things easier for our staff that evening.

We are always in need of in-kind items. If you are grocery shopping, picking up an extra pack of toilet paper or a bottle of laundry detergent is greatly appreciated. Our shelter hosts 163 people every night of the year, so supplies run out very quickly around here. We can always use more.

Shop and support

You can also support Flagstaff Shelter Services – even when you’re not shopping for us!

Visit Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and select us as your nonprofit of choice on your account page.

Doing so will ensure that 0.5 percent of every Amazon purchase you make goes directly to Flagstaff Shelter Services.

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trash bags per month
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towels per year
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sets of sheets per year
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bars of soap per night
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blankets per year
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pillows per year

“You don’t know how much you need something like socks until you don’t have enough of them.”

former Flagstaff Shelter Services client

If you think to put us on your shopping list, here are some of the items we always need:

We have open drop-off times between 9am and 2pm, Mondays-Fridays, but we take donations after hours, too. Just drop us a line at hello@flagshelter.org.

Cleaning supplies

  • Bleach
  • Lysol
  • Clorox wipes 
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels 
  • 33 gallon trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent

Hygiene

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion 
  • Lip balm
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Utility

  • Extension cords
  • Plungers
  • Toilet brushes
  • Brooms
  • Dustpans
  • Mops
  • Buckets

Bedding & bath

  • Twin waterproof mattress covers with zippers
  • Blankets
  • Sheets (any size)
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels 
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths

Clothing

  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves

Nutrition

  • Disposable cups, plates, and utensils
  • Healthy snacks (nuts, dried fruit, popcorn, etc)

Medicine

  • Cough medicine
  • Cough drops
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antacids
  • Band-aids

Welcome Home packages

People ask all the time, where can I donate clothes, furniture and used housing supplies in Flagstaff?

The answer is always the same: We will gladly accept your gently used items.

It’s really something special to see a client on the day they move into their new home. They are often overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude.

Everyone needs a few basics to get started in their new home. If you would like to donate new or gently used housing supplies for our “welcome home packages” here’s a list of what we like to include:

Care Packages

Furniture

  • Mattresses
  • Bed Frames
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Dressers
  • Armchairs
  • Couches
  • Lamps

Household supplies

  • Light bulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Dishes (set of 8+)
  • Utensils (set of 8+ forks, knives and spoons)
  • Glasses/Cups 
  • Pots, pans and baking sheets
  • Serving spoons 
  • Knives
Towels & Bedding

Cleaning supplies

  • Bleach
  • Lysol
  • Clorox wipes 
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels 
  • 33-gallon trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent

Bedding & bath

  • Blankets
  • Sheets (any size)
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels 
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower curtain

Hygiene

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion 
  • Lip balm
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Better together

Small acts of kindness can make big things happen. Check out some simple things you can do that will get us one step closer to eliminating homelessness in Flagstaff.