Donate Items of Need


Donate Items of Need

 

Often, when our neighbors who are hungry and homeless arrive at our door, all they own are the clothes they’re wearing. Thanks to donations from friends like you, we’re usually able to meet their physical needs right on the spot. But our shelves aren’t always full, and we always need the items in the list below.


DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Donations are accepted at our Kilbourn Ave. entrance (Kilbourn and 19th Street) Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There is also a drop-off bin to receive clothing donations located at the True Value Hardware located at 8010 N. 76th Street.


CURRENT NEEDS

We are always in need of the items listed below; however, at this time we are in great need of men's scarves and insulated gloves, women's pajamas, men's long underwear, and winter jackets for men and women sizes large-XXL.

Thank you for any contribution you are able to make!

Personal Care Items (new/unopened)

  • Baby care items – diaper rash cream, Orajel, etc.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. 
  • Cold and cough medicine/cough drops
  • Pain relievers, like Tylenol and ibuprofen (non-alcoholic)
  • Tissue, toilet paper, feminine products

Household Items

  • Home cleaning products (new/unopened)
  • Kitchen tools and supplies
  • Home electronics – microwaves, vacuums, etc.
  • Paper products - plates, cups, napkins, etc.
  • Plastic spoons, forks, knives

Clothing/Accessories

  • Clothing (especially for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers)
  • Socks, especially for toddlers
  • Underwear – men’s, women’s and children’s (new)
  • Coats (winter and spring) for all ages
  • Clocks and watches
  • Men's belts

Food

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Milk
  • Bakery items
  • Meats
  • Lunch snacks – fruit, cereal bars, etc.
  • Other nonperishable items

DONATION RESTRICTIONS

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept the following items:

  • Used toys & stuffed animals
  • Furniture
  • Large appliances
  • Older televisions
  • Used mattresses

Not sure if we can use your donation? Call 414.344.2211 and ask!