Local Opportunities to Donate Goods

Backpacks filled with school suppliesMake a positive impact on the lives of others in our community. Help us provide comfort, nourishment and hope to those in need by donating goods, food or clothing.

Please take a moment to review our general wish list below.

 

  • Backpacks with School Supplies

    In mid-summer, we collect 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to provide to students at UrbanPromise and EastSide Charter elementary schools. For more information, contact Sue Linderman at (302) 239-7650 or Angela Ruebling-Jass at (302) 652-1610.

  • Baked Goods

    Each Sunday morning, baked goods are needed for the Holy Toast Café. For more information, contact Roger Atkins at (610) 299-3772.

  • Christmas Gifts

    Each November and December, we collect gifts (for specific genders and ages) from our “star trees” to fill 125 Christmas boxes. For more information, contact Marlys Kerr at (302) 654-2402.

  • Clothing (gently used)

    Several times a year, we collect gently used clothing for the Clothing Bank of Delaware and Sojourners’ Place Clothes Closet. This includes a cold weather clothing drive in the fall. Every few years our youth take part in Midnight Run of New York City, for which we collect clothing and toiletries. For more information, contact Jim Carter at (302) 764-6448 or John Doyle at (302) 397-0034.

  • Coffee Cans

    Each year the Eunice Circle decorates donated empty coffee cans to hold cookies for the Christmas Boxes and also for use in the annual Cookie Walk. We collect throughout the year. Please bring cans - with lids - to the reception desk at any time. We need the metal ones as they must be able to go through the dishwasher for cleaning and sterilizing. For more information, contact Sally Robinson at (302) 478-4250.

  • Food (non-perishable)

    First Sunday Food Collection: On the first Sunday of every month, non-perishable food items are collected for delivery to Hanover Food Closet and LCS Food Pantry. Items high in protein are especially needed. Please drop off at the vehicle parked right in front of the 1502 entrance on 13th Street (with the blue awning). For more information, contact Jim Carter at (302) 764-6448.

    For drop-offs any day of the year, there are collection barrels inside the 1502 entrance (down the steps), the Community Hall doors and the glass doors on Pennsylvania Avenue. Each November and December, we collect food items (for Christmas dinners) to fill 125 Christmas boxes. For more information, contact Marlys Kerr at (302) 654-2402.

  • Furniture & Household Items

    Throughout the year, we can use your used furniture or household items to support our New Life Furnishings and Home at Last programs, which provide household goods to people moving from homelessness to independent living. For more information, contact Joyce Ruston at (302) 654-5214 ext. 313 or Helen Walker at (302) 478-9022.

  • Miscellaneous Equipment & Supplies

    Many of the organizations we support keep lists of equipment and supplies that are needed. These include things like old computers, monitors and cameras as well as cleaning supplies and paper products. For current needs, check out these links:

    UrbanPromise - Supply Wish List

    Friendship House - Ways of Contributing

  • Soup

    During the winter months, we collect prepared soup for Code Purple, the evening winter sanctuary for homeless people in the city of Wilmington. It is often kept frozen until needed. For more information, contact Beth Bowersock at (302) 764-1004.

  • Toiletries

    In November of each year that our youth take part in the Midnight Run of New York City (on Undie Sunday), the 180° Youth Ministry collects toiletries. For more information, contact Mary Beth Davis.

  • Undergarments (new)

    In November of each year that our youth take part in the Midnight Run of New York City (on Undie Sunday), the 180° Youth Ministry collects new undergarments to support the Midnight Run and the Clothing Bank of Delaware. Place NEW undergarments in the specially marked containers at each church entrance. The following MEN'S items are needed: socks (tube socks preferred), underwear (jockey style, sizes 32 - 42), long underwear (large sizes, any color). For more information, contact Mary Beth Davis.