EECM Wish List //

Would you like  to donate food or other items? The EECM Wish List can help you decide what to donate. Like cash, these donations can be tax-deductible. If you would like to donate , please call 412-361-5549 to learn our most current and urgent needs, and to arrange a time to drop off your donations.

Outside of the fall Coat Drive, we are unable to accept clothing donations. If you have used clothing to donate, we recommend taking it to East End Community Thrift, located at 5123 Penn Ave. (15224). They can be reached at 412-361-6010.

Starting in mid-September, we will be collecting coats for our annual fall Coat Drive, led by EECM’s Council of Congregations. Coats can be dropped off at Community House or to member congregations. Coats will be distributed to EECM clients and neighbors November 19,20, and 22.
Donations to EECM’s Hunger Programs may be brought to the EECM Food Pantry from 8AM-2:30PM, Monday-Friday, and will be accepted at the loading dock, on the Harvard Street side of Community House. Call Paul Lenzi, Food Donations Coordinator, at 412-345-7152 to schedule up a drop-off.

Please note that EECM WILL NOT ACCEPT expired or opened food items.

FOOD DRIVES are a great way to help EECM, and can be done in your neighborhood, school, or place of work. You could do a general food drive for non-perishable goods or you can focus on a single item.

Check below for the 2014 Food of the Month

  • January: Rice-a-Roni
  • February: Tuna
  • March: Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • April: Peanut Butter
  • May: Rice
  • June: Hamburger Helper
  • July: Macaroni & Cheese
  • August: Tuna
  • September: Rice-a-Roni
  • October: Stuffing Mix
  • November: Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • December: Rice

Other essential items we can always use include

  • Reusable Grocery/Tote Bags
  • Disposable Grocery Bags
  • Individually Wrapped Rolls of Toilet Paper
  • Diapers and Baby Wipes (many of the over 500 families we provide groceries for each month have infants)

As guests come into our residential and education/employment programs, they need a little help getting started. Donations may be brought to the Community Connections Center entrance next to the parking lot, Monday-Thursday from 9AM-4PM. Please call Bret Cogis at 412-345-7158 to schedule a drop-off. Below are three easy projects to help those on the road to regaining their independence.

New Home Basket

Please donate a Laundry Basket filled with the following items:

  • Home cleaning items with a roll of paper towels or reusable cleaning towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Liquid hand soap and dispenser
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dish rags and dish towels
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies

Cleaning Supplies Bucket

Please donate a clean bucket filled with the following items:

  • Dish soap and scrubbing pads
  • Dust rags
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Window cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dish rags and dish towels

Men’s / Women’s Personal Hygiene Kit

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Moisturizing skin lotion
  • Foot powder
  • Liquid or bar soap
  • Loofa sponge

In addition to the above basket, bucket and kit, we always need:

  • Bar soap
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Tooth-paste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Sheet sets (twin beds)
  • Pillows and pillowcases