Star OSU House
OHIO State University

Needs List

Any and all donations must be scheduled. Please arrange a day and time beforehand with our volunteer and donations coordinator, Sam Masters via his e-mail at masters.104@osu.edu. You can also call him at (614) 432-5409.

We provide youth with toiletry items and give them full access to our kitchen so they can prepare meals. If you would like to make an in-kind donation and help offset the cost of these items, it would be greatly appreciated. Below is a list of food and supplies our youth frequently need. 

High Priority List

  • boots
  • clear plastic storage bins with lids (50 gallons +)
  • sterno cans (for those sleeping outside)
  • tents
  • paper plates
  • men's underwear (M-XXL)
  • women's underwear (5-9)
  • allergy medicine (non-liquid) (non-drowsy)
  • pepto-bismol caplets
  • Dishes and silverware (Plastic only)

Hygiene Items


  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • combs/brushes
  • feminine products
  • travel sized hand sanitizer
  • toothbrushes / toothpaste
  • towels/washcloths
  • travel sized tissue
  • travel sized lotion
  • lip balm / chap stick
  • razors / shaving cream
  • socks
  • men's underwear (S-XXL)
  • women's underwear (5-9)
  • shoes
  • sandals

 

Food Items

  • milk
  • juice
  • eggs
  • bread
  • cheese
  • lunch meats
  • frozen/fresh entrees
  • fresh baked items (cakes/cookies)
  • plastic forks/ spooks/ plates
  • $ gift cards for local grocers

 

Cleaning Supplies

  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • aluminum foil
  • floor cleaner
  • dish liquid
  • laundry detergent
  • hand sanitizer
  • rubber gloves

 

Other Items

  • washing machines
  • driers 
  • Support Resources, i.e. resume building & life skills
  • daily COTA bus passes
  • postage stamps
  • daily planners
  • backpacks
  • drawstring/tote bags
  • tents
  • blankets