Did you know that homelessness is growing in Columbus and Franklin County? A new center with multiple shelter programs has opened to address this increased need for safe shelter and housing services. We need your help to stock the shelves at Community Shelter Board’s Van Buren Center with the simple things we all use each day to stay safe, clean and warm.

Most Needed Items

  • deodorant
  • shaving cream
  • twin sized sheets
  • bath towels
  • baby bottles - new

Men's and Women's Hygiene Items

  • tampons
  • razors
  • tissues
  • combs & brushes
  • nail clippers
  • hotel toiletries

Linens (new or gently used)

  • wash cloths
  • laundry detergent

Children's Items

  • pull-up diapers & size 6 diapers
  • baby blankets – new or gently used
  • bottle brushes – new
  • baby powder
  • baby/children's shampoo
  • car seats – new or gently used
  • strollers – new or gently used


  • socks – new or gently used
  • men’s undergarments - new

We can put these items to good use right away. You can drop things off 24 hours a day at:

Van Buren Center
595 Van Buren Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43223

Download and print this list as a PDF.

 We cannot accept donations of furniture, cookware, appliances, clothing or toys.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@csb.org or 614-715-2030 x211.

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