Community Supported Shelters

Pre-Housing Shelter Services for People In Homelessness


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
  • Cold Medicine
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes in Large Containers
  • Britta Water Dispensers & Filters
  • Bicycles
  • Bike Trailers

Camp Kitchen needs

  • Cooking Oil
  • Scrubby Sponges
  • Matches
  • Coffee
  • Kitchen Towels

Wet Weather Gear

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

Warmer Weather needs

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

Upcoming Events


Tours of Safe Spot Communities

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019    2:30 – 4:00pm

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


Save the date:

CSS Annual Dinner

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Click here for more information on the Annual Dinner


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