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Guidelines for Donated Items

Thank you for supporting the Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter. Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we have established some guidelines for donated items:

Beginning July 1, 2010, donations will be received at the Shelter on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. If you cannot deliver your donations during these times, please call Brenda Toms at (618) 932-6400 between 8:30am and 4:30pm to make other arrangements.

There are certain items that we cannot use and will no longer be able to accept.

  • Furniture
  • Used electronics such as computers and TV’s
  • Bed linens
  • Large items such as exercise equipment, used lawn & garden equipment

Items that we CAN accept include:

  • New or gently used clothing, in current styles, for girls and boys ages birth to 18
  • New underwear, all sizes, for girls (no bikini) and boys (boxers and briefs)
  • New tennis shoes in current styles
  • New, unopened household cleaning supplies
  • Paper products such as paper towels and paper plates
  • Office supplies
  • School supplies
  • Food items

The above list is not inclusive, but is meant to be used as guidance. If you have any questions, please feel free to give the shelter a call at (618) 932-6400.