Fill a Need

Hundreds of homeless, hungry and hurting people come through our doors every day. We are constantly in need of these items to care for those in need. Consider hosting a drive to stock our shelves, giving now or shopping our wish-list on Amazon.

Drop off your donations at any of our thrift stores or the downtown Mission at 225 Commerce Avenue SW

Please note: thanks to so many generous donors, our shelves are stocked for winter scarves and hats that will last us through Winter 2017-2018. If you would like to fill a need, we ask that use the list below as a guide. 

Immediate Needs for Youth House

Order these from Amazon, call 616-454-8249 to donate, or drop them off at the downtown Mission at 225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Oven mitts
  • Dish towels
  • Can opener
  • Bathroom trash can
  • Men's full-size hygiene items
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Laundry detergent

Food Items

  • Low-sodium, low-fat, etc. preferred. Please no expired items.
  • Canned fruits in 100% juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meat (beef stew, chicken, tuna)
  • Canned beans
  • Dry beans (all varieties)
  • Rice
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Cereal
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Pasta and rice side dishes
  • Complete meals (hamburger or tuna helper)
  • Low sodium soups
  • Cooking oil


Hygiene Items

  • Diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby wash, lotion, and diaper cream
  • Men's disposable razors: 2-3 blades
  • Travel-size soap bars
  • Men's full-size body wash, shampoo, conditioner  
  • Men's full-size lotion

Clothing Items

  • Men’s jeans, size 30 and above
  • Men’s underwear (boxers & briefs), small – medium
  • Children’s sweatshirts, hoodies, light jackets (all sizes)
  • Children’s closed-toe shoes (all ages)
  • Children’s pajamas (sizes 8-16)
  • Women’s plus size clothes
  • Women’s plus size undergarments
  • Slippers


Clinic Items

  • Reading glasses (all strengths)
  • Hard cases for glasses


Mission items

  • New or gently used bath towels
  • New standard-sized pillows
  • Blankets, woven
  • Twin-size sheets
  • Commercial carpet cleaner
  • Snow shovels
  • Toilet brushes
  • Laundry soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Industrial washer & dryer
  • NIV Bibles
  • Umbrellas
  • Large plastic totes
  • Pillows

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