Gloves, mittens, and coffee. Because coffee is warm, and it makes everyone happy.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter on Main Street houses about 38 people per night, according to a story on WABI.TV, but it also passes out much needed items during the cold winter months.

Everything that the Shelter receives and hands out is donated by the public.

The staff there stresses that they'd like to have new or like new items to pass out, because no one wants to wear used worn out things. What's needed is stuff that a person or family would really need, like warm socks, long underwear, coats, winter hats and gloves.

Any sort of canned foods with high amounts of protein would help out a homeless person or family as well.  Coffee is always on the burner for someone who is living in the street, so donations of that along with sugar and creamer are always gladly accepted.

Donations are accepted any day of the week at 263 Main Street, right next to Davenport Park and across the street from the Bangor Police Department.  There's a big parking lot to the left of the building.