Shelter Needs List

Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless Shelter Needs List

 Hygiene Products:     Toilet Paper, Men’s and Women’s – Shaving Cream, Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Washes/Bath Soap, Lotions, Kleenex, Q-Tips, Deodorant, Razors, Liquid Hand Soap, Scented Body Spray, Hair Brushes & Combs, Women’s personal hygiene products.

Baby Items:   Diapers preferably large size, Baby Wipes, Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wash and Lotions, Infant and Toddler Socks and clothing, Baby pajamas.

Cleaning Supplies:   Dish Soap, Laundry Soap, Window Cleaner, Kitchen Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Brushes, Floor Cleaner (Pine Sol), Paper Towels, Dusting Spray, Comet, Spic N Span, Soft Scrub, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Dust Mops, Brooms, any type of Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaners.

Large and Small Trash Bags (tall kitchen, lawn & leaf and small wastebasket sizes)

Linens:   Pillows, Twin and Full Size Sheet Sets, Pillow Cases, Crib Sheets, Comforters, Dish Towels, Hand Towels, Bath Towels, Wash Clothes, Bath Mats & Rugs, Vinyl Shower Curtains

First Aid Supplies:   Band Aids, Anti-Biotic and Hydrocortisone Ointments/Creams, Peroxide, Gauze Pads, First Aid Tape, First Aid Kits, Thermometers (infant and adult), Tweezers, Alcohol Pads, Antiseptic Wipes.

Clothing:  Seasonal clothing for men, women and children’s in all sizes, sleep pants, pajamas, women’s robes, slippers, shoes and boots (for work and winter)

Non-Perishable Food Items:  Soups, Juices, Broth, Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned or Shelf Stable Meals, Ravioli, Spaghettios, Coffee, Coffee Filters, Creamer, Seasonings, Salt & Pepper, Sugar and Flour. Perishable food items that may be delivered include milk, butter and cheese.

Miscellaneous:  Bus Tokens for Mason City Transit and Regional Transit


Donation hours are Monday – Friday 8am -4pm or by appointment

Women’s shelter address:  202 – 1st Street NW Mason City Iowa 50401       641-423-5920

Men’s Shelter address:       307 N Monroe Ave Mason City Iowa 50401       641-380-0047

Monetary Donations are also accepted