Our Wish List

Urgent Needs

  • T-Shirts for both Men and Women
  • Sweat Pants of all sizes
  • New packages of underwear & boxers, all sizes for Men and Women
  • Stamps
  • Used phone charges for android/apple devices
  • Earbuds/Head Phones
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Protein for meals (Chicken, ham, turkey, bacon, ground beef)
  • Casseroles, side dishes, frozen lasagnas, etc. for meals
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salad Dressing
  • Coffee, cream and sugar
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Backpacks
  • Wallets
  • Day Planners
  • Journals/Notebooks

Important notice about clothing: We receive an abundance of clothing donations and are limited on storage space. We highly recommend The Storehouse on Union St., The Attic at 54 Cumberland St., or the Salvation Army.

Non-perishable Food

  • Canned meats; tuna, chicken, etc.
  • Beans
  • Cereal
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned soups
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Other prepared meals (frozen lasagnas, family size)
  • Sugar, salt, pepper
  • Coffee, tea, coffee creamer
  • Dry creamer (especially needed)
  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Boxed macaroni dinners

Other Foods

  • Butter/margarine
  • Milk: fresh-any percent, dry, evaporated, or aseptic packaged
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Salad dressing
  • Mayonnaise

Cleaning Supplies

  • Latex/plastic gloves
  • Dish detergent (Dawn)
  • Febreeze fabric freshener (for shoes, curtains, etc.)
  • Bleach
  • SOS-type pads
  • Air freshener- Lysol
  • Windex

Paper Goods

  • Coffee filters
  • Plastic wrap
  • Gallon freezer bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Foam/plastic hot and cold cups
  • Paper napkins, paper towels
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Toilet paper (single-ply only, please)
  • Large freezer bags
  • 15 and 33 gallon trash bags

Personal Care Items

  • Combs, brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Disposable razors, shaving cream
  • Soft ear plugs
  • Medicated foot powder
  • Non-Rx reading glasses 125-200 power
  • Shoe in-soles
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrellas
  • Raincoats/Ponchos


  • Fluorescent light bulbs (including mini-fluorescents)
  • Push brooms
  • Mops
  • Bus tickets (not local)
  • Taxi fares
  • Vacuum
  • Shower curtains (single stall)
  • Pot holders
  • Dish cloths
  • Aprons
  • Washcloths
  • Cooking tongs

Items We Do Not Accept

  • Impractical footwear such as high heel shoes and cleats
  • Bathing suits
  • Bathrobes
  • Used undergarments
  • Business Suits
  • Formal Dresses
  • Offensive or revealing clothing
  • Pet Supplies
  • Damaged, soiled, or moldy items
  • Expired food
  • Food in damaged containers (dented cans/boxes)
  • Electronics
  • Furniture

We recommend the Bangor Humane Society for donations of blankets and used bedding (We prohibit guests from using outside bedding in order to ensure that everyone is using clean linens.)

Are you looking to donate gently used items that will benefit the planet and our mission here at BAHS? Well, now you can! Win-Win located at 388 South Main Street in Brewer, has partnered with BAHS to create a flow of income for the Shelter.  Win-Win donates 10% of every sale to a participating charity of the buyer’s choice. BAHS is number 13 on the list of participating non-profits. Win-Win will also accept the donation of gently used items (clothing, furniture, etc.) that may not be practical for the Shelter setting. These items can be sold to benefit the Shelter, just remember to let them know that the items are being donated on behalf of BAHS (A.K.A Charity #13).

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