Community Supported Shelters

Safe shelter for those in need


How to contribute with CSS:

  • Sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter.
  • Contribute towards our camps needs listed below.
  • Donate small or large sums of financial support.
  • Donate seasoned firewood to keep our campers warm in the winter
  • Help us connect with local businesses that have building materials to donate.
  • Check out our current Volunteer Opportunities and send us an email with your skills, talents, and passion for helping. We’ll see how we can plug you in with our current needs.

Safe Spot Donation List                                                                  (Please call to arrange bringing these items to the CSS Office)

Firewood (Dry, split, seasoned wood)

Shelter Gear

  • Tarps (10×10 or 10×16) – SILVER ONLY
  • Tents (7’X7’or smaller)

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping pads
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm blankets

Infrastructure Needs

  • Propane Cylinders- 1 lbs or 20 lbs
  • Deep Cycle Marine Batteries
  • Working Generators
  • 12v Battery charger

Camp Supplies

  • Batteries ‘AAA’ and ‘AA’
  • Heavy Duty Garbage Bags (45 Gallon, 3 mil)
  • LED Flashlights/Headlamps
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes in Large Containers
  • Britta Water Dispensers & Filters
  • Bicycles
  • Bike Trailers

Warmer Weather needs

  • Sun hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Spray bottles
  • Lip balm with spf
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Coolers
  • Ice (block & crushed)
  • Bottled water
  • Hydration drinks

Camp Kitchen needs

  • Cooking Oil
  • Dish Soap
  • Bleach
  • Scrubby Sponges
  • Matches

Wet Weather Gear

  • Rain Gear
  • Ponchos
  • Beanies
  • Umbrellas
  • Wool Socks

Upcoming Events

Tours of Safe Spot Communities

  • Tuesday,  August 14th 5:30 – 7:00pm

Tours start at CSS Headquarters: 1160 Grant St. Eugene, OR 97402.

$10 and up sliding scale donation.

Call the office at 541-683-0836 or email: to RSVP


Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Celebration

Without all of our incredible volunteers & donors, the work of Community Supported Shelters would not be possible. We want to celebrate your awesomeness.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

4:00 – 7:00pm

CSS Office – 1160 Grant Street

Pizza, salad, ice cream and Coconut Bliss sundaes.  Yum Yum
Let us know if you can make it by calling us at 541-683-0836.


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