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Current Needs


Current Needs

Welcome to Home Sweet Home, a beacon of hope and comfort for our community since 1917. Our doors have been open for over a century, providing love, support, and hope for all who enter. As we continue to serve, we have ongoing needs that we hope you can help us fulfill. Your generosity keeps our mission alive.

All donations can be dropped off from 9am to 5pm at the rear door of Our Bread for Life Food Co-op located at 301 East Oakland Avenue in Bloomington. If the co-op is closed, please drop donations off at the front desk at our shelter at 303. For any questions, please call us at (309) 828-7356. Items with an asterisk are needed more urgently than others!


  •  New Blankets
  •  Ibuprofen
  •  Allergy Medication
  •  Tylenol
  • * Toilet Paper
  •  Comforters
  • * Snack size chips/salty snacks
  • * Zip lock style snack size back
  •  Bottled water
  • * Tents (2-6 Person)
  • * Heavy duty tent stakes
  • * Tarps - 8x10, 8x12, 11x11, 11x15
  • * Deodorant (Men's/Women's)
  • * Toilet Paper
  • * Paper Towels
  • * Body Wash (Men's/Women's)
  • * Deodorant (Men's/Women's)
  • * Sugar packets
  •  8oz Hot/Cold Cups
  • * Paper towels
  • * Napkins


Recurring Needs

Are you a church group, rotary group, or individual that wants to have a recurring donation for a specific item? We have many recurring needs that would benefit greatly from being adopted by some incredible members of our community! If you're interested in adopting one of the above needs, please send us an email at [email protected]!

Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12