What You Can Do
Do you want to help but you don't know what to do? Here are ways to help the community, either through us or on your own.
Connect with us.
Like us on Facebook and receive notifications. You will see requests quickly and in real time. You will also receive announcements without waiting for our spread-out emails. Why Facebook? Because it is quick, easy, and reaches a LOT of people. We also like to keep our emails to a minimum.
Sign up for our emails (and then check to make sure they're not going to spam).
Donate gift cards, Kohls cash, unused credits from returns. These can go toward the plethora of requests that we get that don't fall into the "norm".
Oh, well, and of course, money. You can do that with the button at the top of this page. For cards and credits, contact us.
Donate gift cards.
Give to the food banks.
Buy things the food banks need. What do you get for your own family at the store? Maybe buy a few extras and drop them off at your closest food bank or Just Food. Cereal is popular. So are spaghetti fixins.
Consider healthy alternatives to quick and easy foods. Also, think whether your donation is something YOU like to eat, and not just something you think is nutritious.
Toilet paper is huge. So are diapers, for babies, kids, and yes, adults.
Just Food distributes to partner agencies and Douglas County residents. 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046. (785) 856-7030
Give to the Shelter.
Buy things the residents at the Lawrence Community Shelter need. They are always in need of toiletries, tampons and pads, and diapers. Shampoo, body wash, moisturizer, shaving cream, deodorant - you know, all that stuff YOU use.
When you travel, snag the shampoo, soap, conditioner, whatever is free,
Let me say this again: Diapers!
Lawrence Community Shelter, 3655 E 25th St, Lawrence, KS 66046. (785) 832-8864
Donate household goods like shower curtains, trash cans, utensils, etc. When someone gets a home (yay!) after leaving the Lawrence Community Shelter or Willow Domestic Violence Center, they need everything.
We will let you know when we have a family needing household goods and you can donate them! Hold onto that good stuff. It is like gold.
Contact us if you can fulfill some of those needs.