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
  • Womens's full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Women's full-size body wash

Clothing Items

  • Men’s jeans, size 30 and above
  • Men’s underwear (boxers & briefs), Small - 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 scrubs 4X-6X (used as pajamas for emergency shelter guests)
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 3 twin size beds
  • 3 dressers
  • 3 night stands
  • 2 sets of living area furniture 
  • Coffee table
  • Couch
  • 1 Dining table with 4-6 chairs
  • 1 set of pots and pans
  • Dishes (set of 6)
  • Flatware (set of 6)
  • Cooking utensils
  • Kitchen towels
  • Hampers
  • Sets of twin size sheets and pillow cases
  • Towels 
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron
  • Ironing table
  • Vacuum 
  • Swiffer mop and replacement pads
  • 1 TV 
  • 1 DVD player
  • Radio 
  • 1 TV stand
  • Outdoor patio furniture
  • Gas grill

 

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