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 are often in need of items in the lists below.
Some items are distributed more quickly than others, depending on supply levels, weather and numbers of guests. As a result, there is a more desperate need of certain items than others. Can you help? Click HERE to view a list of our most urgently needed items.
We serve hundreds of homeless neighbors each night — and, to stay ready for more who might suddenly come through our doors, we always need items like toiletries, clothing, household supplies and food. Click HERE to check out our list of items needed all year round.
Struggling neighbors need food and resources to keep up with new challenges presented by the Coronavirus — and our health & hygiene supplies are being stretched thin as we go to extra lengths to keep our guests safe. If you can help, click HERE to check our list of COVID-19-related needs.
From school supplies to Thanksgiving food baskets to Christmas toys, YOU can make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling by providing much needed seasonal items. Click HERE for to check out our seasonal needs.
DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Non-monetary donations of new clothing, gently-used clothing (clean, no stains or holes, in good condition), personal care items, household goods, toys, school supplies and food are accepted at our Main Campus Donation Center (Kilbourn Avenue and 18th Street) Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Upon entering the parking lot off of Kilbourn Ave., veer left, drive down the ramp and make a left turn at the end of the ramp. There you will find a door on your right to the Donation Center, where staff can assist you with your donation and provide a receipt.
There is also a drop-off bin to receive clothing donations at the True Value Hardware located at 8010 N. 76th Street.
**Seasonal non-monetary donations (new toys, banquet items, etc.) are still accepted at our Main Campus Visitors’ lobby, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monetary donations are accepted at our Main Campus Visitors’ lobby, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., online and through the mail.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept the following items:
- Used toys & stuffed animals
- Furniture and home decoration items
- Christmas trees
- Baby cribs
- Large appliances
- Older televisions
- Used mattresses
For a more comprehensive list of unacceptable items, please click here.
Not sure if we can use your donation? Call 414.344.2211 and ask!
COVID-19 Update 01/04/21:
We are accepting donations of new or gently used clothing — in addition to shoes and small houseware items like towels, utensils and small appliances. At this time, we are also able to accept only new blankets.
In light of COVID-19, we are encouraging all donors to first please ensure the cleanliness and good condition of their items before they enter our facility. **Please note that we are unable to accept home decoration items.**
We also welcome donations of food from restaurants/commercial kitchens, as well as nonperishables and sealed items such as loaves of bread, sealed PB&J and canned goods, and perishable food items such as gallons of milk, prepackaged meats, cheeses and fruit. When making a food donation, please separate perishables from non-perishables. **Note: at this time we are unable to accept donations of food that has been prepared in homes (sandwiches, baked goods, etc.).**
As a mission serving hundreds of vulnerable neighbors every day, we have always practiced high standards of safety and sanitary procedures. At this time, however, we are enforcing strict and rigorous social distancing and cleaning procedures to protect all who come here to find or provide help, as well as play a role in reducing the spread of coronavirus in our community. As a result, our cleaning and safety supplies may be stretched thin.
If you’d like to make a donation to help MRM and our guests in light of COVID-19, please consider sharing surplus cleaning and safety supplies with us—including soap, disposable gloves, disinfectants, face masks, bleach and hand sanitizer. We also welcome donations for our emergency food baskets and hygiene kits to be distributed to families in need in our area.
You may also feel free to support our efforts through a financial donation here.
All of us here at the Mission will be continuing to do all we can to keep our community healthy. We appreciate any help you can provide, and we appreciate your prayers during this challenging time. Thank you for your support!