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Donate Items and Supplies

You can provide significant support to our mission by donating supplies and everyday essentials. By contributing tangible goods, your assistance can be put to work right away and will help us stretch our program funds to assist more folks in need.

IMMEDIATE NEED:  32 gallon outdoor trash cans

Every day items:

  • Twin size sheet sets
  • Pillowcases
  • Twin size comforters and blankets
  • New Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Clorox Wipes

"Welcome Home Kit" items for those moving from homeless to a home of their own:

  • Shower Curtain and rings, Bath mat/rug, Bath towels, Small trash can
  • Mop, bucket, Broom/dust pan, Tall kitchen trash can, Kitchen towels, Pot holders, Dish Rack, Drying mat
  • Pots and Pans, Measuring cups/spoons, Colander, Cooking Utensils
  • Small kitchen rug
  • Coffee Maker, Toaster
  • Cups, Plates, Silverware

Rainbow Connection Thrift Store has a high demand for the following items:

  • Dressers
  • Sofas
  • love seats
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Lamps

If you need a pick up, please call Rainbow Connection Thrift Store at 814-453-4080 or email Bryan at:

Donations can be dropped off directly at our ministry locations or to our administrative office at 1033 E. 26th St.

Warm winter items:

Sleeping Bags

Men’s Heavy Winter Jackets (preferably with hoods but will accept without hoods)  Used or New

Men’s Hooded Sweat Shirts - Used or New

Men’s Boxer Briefs

Men’s and Women’s Warm (Thermal) Winter Gloves

Men’s Jeans – New or Used

Thermal Underwear - Men’s & Women’s

Warm winter coats for kids and youth

Our Impact This Year

  • Adults and children sheltered


  • Bed nights provided by Our Neighbors' Place


  • Veterans exiting to permanent housing


  • People rapidly re-housed


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