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In-Kind Donations

Families staying in the Catherine McAuley Center’s housing facilities, need the same household items you use at home.


See the Wish List below that categorizes and details the items we usually need both at our emergency shelters and scattered-site transitional housing.


To make an in-kind donation, please contact the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton at 570-342-1342..

Housekeeping & Maintenance Supplies Trash Bags Light Bulbs Tissues Laundry Detergent Paper Towels Spray Starch Washcloths Toilet Paper Floor Cleaner Dishwashing Liquid Glass Cleaner Aluminum Foil Towels Fabric Softener Furniture Polish Freezer Bags Lysol Sponges Bleach Paper Napkins

Housing Supplies Picture Hooks Paint (Semi-Gloss, Neutral) Carpeting Caulking Clothes Hangers Laundry Baskets Fans NEW Blankets, Sheets, and Bedspreads, (Full & Twin only) New Towels.

Resident Supplies Diapers Advil Cold Tablets Bacitracin Neosporin Baby Wipes Children’s Tylenol Desiten Bath Soap (esp. Body Wash) Toothpaste Band-Aids Cough Syrup Cold Tablets Vaseline Women’s Hygiene Products Baby Powder Shampoo/Conditioner Hydrogen Peroxide Cough Drops Deodorant Mouthwash Hand Towels Bath Towels Alarm Clocks Flatware (no real silver) Pots & Pans Slippers Socks Hair brushes

Office Supplies Copier Paper Computer Labels Plain Envelopes Manila File Folders Post-It Notes 4 x 9 Left Window Envelopes

What if the items I want to donate aren't on these lists? 

Non-profit donation sites in our area & what they will accept 

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Ronald McDonald House

 332 Wheeler Ave. Scranton,

  • Toys and stuffed animals  (must be new)

  • Cleaning supplies

  • K-cups (coffee)

Dress for Success:

431 N. 7th Ave. Scranton

  • Business casual  clothing

  • Jeans and shirts

  • Scrubs

  • Restaurant clothing  (Black pants, white & black button-down shirts)

  • Shoes and purses

  • Coats,  winter scarves,  gloves)

  • Dress scarves

  • Undergarments (must be new)

  • Makeup and jewelry 


1766 N. Keyser Ave.  Scranton

  • Clothing, shoes, winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves, etc.

  • Jewelry, purses, accessories

  • DVDs, CDs, radios, DVD players, etc.

  • Furniture and household items.

  • (NO large appliances, stoves, fridge, baby furniture, or baby items, etc.)

  • Will NOT accept: cribs, large TV, chemicals, large appliances, mattresses, or baby products. 

United Neighborhoods Center: (Angel’s Attic) 

410 Olive St. Scranton

  • Clothing, shoes, winter coats,  accessories  (all sizes)

  • Household items, dishes, small appliances, small furniture, etc.

  • Toys, stuffed animals (new and used),  children’s books.

  • Food, cleaning supplies, toiletries.  

Friends of the Poor

148 Meridian Ave. Scranton

  • Clothing (no neckties, single socks or leather)

  • Purses, belts, shoes

  • Linens (sheets, quilts, comforter, etc. NO PILLOWS)

  • Furniture

  • Appliances, dishes, silverware  

St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry

320 S. Blakely St. Dunmore

  • Diapers, wipes, shampoo, body wash, lotions, etc.

  • Baby food, formula, etc.

  • Baby clothing, shoes, coats, hat, gloves, & scarves

  • Baby furniture (cribs, dressers, changing tables, etc.)

  • Car seats, strollers, high chairs, &  walkers

  • Bottles, bottle warmers, sippy cups, etc. 

Salvation Army

500 S. Washington Ave. Scranton

  • Clothing in good condition

  • Mattresses in good condition

  • Furniture and household products including China dishes, small appliances

  • All household décor

  • Will NOT accept: Cribs, pack & plays, or expired car seats. 

Volunteers with Donation Boxes

Everyday is a good day to give!

Monetary Donations

Your financial support enables the life-changing work of the Catherine McAuley Center. Through your gifts, we are able to not only provide housing and services for homeless individuals and families but also to create homes that are warm, safe, and caring.

Donate by Mail

Simply send your check made payable to Catherine McAuley Center to:

Catherine McAuley Center

430 Pittston Avenue

Scranton, PA 18505

Or click the DONATE button below to give online.

The Catherine McAuley Center is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization. All donations in-kind and/or monetary are tax-deductible.

The Catherine McAuley Center has received a 98 out of 100 rating by Charity Navigator through their Encompass Rating System, a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence.

This achievement couldn’t have happened without you and your support. Thank you for being part of our family as contributors, funders, and volunteers. Your trust in us is what makes the difference to us and the individuals and families we serve.

via Amazon


Our Amazon Wish Lists continue to be updated as new client requests are shared, various items are donated and needs are met. Many donors have found these lists an easy way to purchase items and have them shipped directly to our administration building. Some volunteers have chosen to do donation drives inspired by the wish lists. There are lists specifically for items needed by our two 30-day shelters as well as a general list for clients participating in our other programs. 

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