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Lockport CARES is almost entirely funded by donations from people just like you. We come as individuals, religious centers, businesses, and social organizations and clubs. This includes scouting groups and school classrooms. We’re not exaggerating when we say that people throughout Western New York have banded together to make all of this possible. People often assume that all shelters are run by the government and get their funding from tax dollars. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When our guests find out how things really work, they’re often surprised to find out how many people in our area actually care about them! We encourage you to be part of Lockport CARES in any way that you are able.

You can also donate to Lockport CARES through your United Way payroll contributions. What a great way to give back to your community!



Due to storage constraints, we are not able to accept all clothing donations. (Sweat pants, t-shirts and underwear are the exception).

However, we are always in need of non-perishable supplies such as tissues, hygiene products, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.  Our full wish list can be found under News & Events.

We accept donations between 9:00am and 4:30pm Mon - Thursday or anytime after 6:00pm. 

Please call the office at 716-438-2273 to ensure someone is on campus to greet you.

Thank you.


You can use the button below to make an online credit card donation. Or, use the address below to mail a check directly to the shelter. All donations are tax-deductible. Lockport CARES is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organzation. 

 Donate Online Today 

Lockport CARES, Inc.
P.O. Box 586
Lockport, NY 14095


 There are many things that you can do to help at the shelter that involve nothing more than your time. Visit our volunteer page to learn how you can become part of our team and help the homeless in Western New York.