Fill a Need



Hundreds of people who are homeless and hungry 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 with winter scarves that will last us through Winter 2017 - 2018. If you would like to fill a need, we ask that you use the list below as a guide. 

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
  • Hygiene kits for youth

Clothing Items

  • Men’s jeans, size 30 and above
  • Men’s underwear (boxers & briefs), large - XL
  • Men's t-shirts (sizes M-XL)
  • Men's boots
  • 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
  • Women's boots
  • Slippers
  • Young men's sweaters
  • Young men's coats

 

Clinic Items

Please contact Nancy Bonin at nancybonin@meltrotter.org or 616-588-8711 if you would like to donate the following items:

  • Hard cases for glasses
  • Infant Tylenol (liquid)
  • Adult Tylenol (tablets)
  • Adult Benadryl (tablets)
  • Adult Dayquil (liquid)
  • Miralax powder
  • Anti-diarrheal (tablets)
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Chiropractic table

 

Mission items

  • 1 ton box truck (Contact Doreen Sturgis for details at doreensturgis@meltrotter.org)
  • New or gently used bath towels
  • New standard-sized pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Twin-size sheets
  • Commercial carpet cleaner
  • Snow shovels
  • Toilet brushes
  • Laundry soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Industrial washer & dryer
  • NIV Bibles
  • Umbrellas
  • Large plastic totes
  • Hand warmers

Move-In Kit Items for the Youth House

Help us put together move-in kits for the youth by providing us with the following items:

  • Towels
  • Sheets (twin or full)
  • Pillows
  • Household Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Soap
  • Hair Brush
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Chapstick
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Garbage Bags
  • Laundry Basket (we will put all items in a basket)
  • First aid items (ex: bandaids, Neosporin, essential medications (Advil, Tylenol, etc.))
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Body Lotion
  • Journal
  • Comfort Snacks
  • Small Garbage Pail
  • Gift cards: $5 or more (Meijer, Amazon, etc.)
  • Hair Ties
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Alarm Clock

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