Basic Needs

"Fort Dodge Homeless Shelter"

Every donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference in the lives of the men who will be staying at the Beacon.

The following is a list of items needed at the Beacon of Hope Shelter.

Every Day Needs

(given to each guest when they check into the Beacon) Window Coverings
Toothbrush Bedding
Travel Size Toothpaste Pillows
Dental Floss Towels
Toothbrush Cover Washcloths
Travel Size Deodorant/Antiperspirant
Disposable Razors Clothing
Travel Size Shaving Cream Men’s Scrubs (all sizes)
Bar Soap or Travel Size Body Wash New Tube Socks
Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner New Underwear/Boxers
New Washcloth Pajamas
Pocket Packs of Kleenex Men’s Coats
Hairbrush/Comb Hats
Paper Products Shoes
Toilet Paper Gloves
Paper Towels
Kleenex Miscellaneous
Food Cleaning Supplies
Beef Large Storage Tubs with Lids
Pork Maintenance Supplies
Bottled Water Light bulbs
Softener Salt
First Aid and Grooming Office Supplies
Anti-Fungal Creams
Baby Powder
Foot Powder
Anti-Bacterial creams
Computer Towers or Laptops
Flash Drives
External Hard Drives
Office Accessories (printer paper, tape, folders, notepads, etc.)
Surge Protectors
Extension Cords
Cleaning Supplies
Liquid Hand Soap Kitchen Supplies
Dishwashing Liquid
CLR (calcium, lime and rust removal)
Mildew Remover
Large Pots/Pans
Mixing Bowls

We are also always looking for volunteers to help sort and help out at our thrift store “2nd Chance”  conveniently located across the street from the shelter.