The Salvation Army Rathgeber Center Wish List

The Rathgeber Center Front

The Rathgeber Center is currently completing construction and expected to open late Summer 2019.  This 212-bed family shelter will be flexible to accommodate families of all sizes needing emergency shelter.  Once at the Rathgeber Center, a Case Manager will work individually with each family to help them on their journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Building a brand-new shelter from the ground up is similar to building a house – only this house will shelter 212+ at a time – so more of everything is needed.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Rathgeber Center, please consider one of the items on the list below or shop at the Amazon or Walmart shopping links below and select an item (or multiple) that you would like to give to help The Salvation Army make sure these families have all that they need while they are working hard to get back on their feet!

  • 1000 Clothes hangers – 15-20 per room, plus spares
  • 100 Waste bins – one for each bedroom/one for each bathroom/a couple per common rooms/offices
  • 60 White shower curtains/hooks/adjustable shower curtain rod
  • 320 sets of White towels
  • 320 sets White twin sheets
  • 160 Gray blankets
  • 160 Bathroom rugs
  •  8   55 or 60” TVs
  • 40 Table lamps with light bulbs
  • 60 toilet plungers
  • 60 toilet brushes
  • 40   13 X 13 lockable boxes for each bedroom (small safe)
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • 8 Vacuum cleaners
  • 40 3 shelf carts for resident bathrooms
  • Large number of lanyards for their room keys

  • Purchase items (from the list above) and drop them off to us at The Salvation Army Austin Area Command, 4700 Manor Rd., Austin, TX  78723 – Please note Attn: Rathgeber Center.
  • Click our Wal-Mart or Amazon registry links where you can choose something needed and have it shipped directly to us.
  • Donate Online and we will do the shopping for you.

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