Current Needs

The Union Rescue Mission is always in need of food, clothing for men, bedding, and hygiene products.

Serving almost 300 meals a day can cause our pantry shelves to be bare often! Providing emergency shelter, clothing, shoes, laundry services and a nice hot shower for almost 90,000 overnight stays requires lots of supplies.  Donations of these critical items save the Mission thousands of dollars each year.

Please give good, usable item, of the quality that you would wear yourself. For the homeless men whom we serve, clothing that is new, or in good condition, goes a long way for helping them feel like they’re worth something!

For more information on how you can donate non-cash donations and items of immediate need, contact Renee by phone at (316) 687-4673, or by e-mail at

Drop off donations:

Donated items may be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our donation center, 3250 E 27th St N. Outside those hours, take donations to the URM Shelter, 2800 North Hillside, in Wichita.

Following is a summary of the mission’s most critical needs.

Donations Accepted
  • New men’s underwear (especially boxers)
  • Socks
  • New or gently used men’s clothing and shoes
  • Deodorant
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Cold medication
  • Cough drops
  • Anti-fungal foot spray
  • Black hair care products
  • Adult backpacks
  • Food (especially meat)
  • Facial Tissue
  • Paper Towels
Donations Not Accepted — We recommend taking them to His Helping Hand or 2nd Blessing Thrift Shop
  • Used mattresses
  • Used computers
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Expired or opened medication

Additional Needs

Food Items
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Foods
  • Frozen Fish
  • Instant & Boxed Potatoes
  • Juice (apple, orange, cranberry, etc.)
  • Pork & Beans
  • Baked Beans
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Breakfast Drinks
  • Coffee
  • Sliced Deli Meats
  • Sausage Patties
  • Bacon
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Ziplock Sandwich Bags
Clothing for Men (all sizes)
  • NEW Men’s white t-shirts or undershirts
  • NEW Men’s Underwear
  • NEW Heavy Winter Gloves


Gently Used Clothing for Men (all sizes)
  • Gently Used Men’s Underwear
  • Jeans
  • Casual Pants (all types)
  • Men’s Belts
  • Sweatshirts for winter
  • Long-Sleeved Shirts for winter
  • Winter Coats
  • Men’s Long-John’s–both shirts and pants
  • Shoes – good tennis shoes & work shoes
  • Heavy Duty Boots
  • Steel Toe Boots
Hygiene Items
  • Lots & Lots of Toilet Paper!!
  • Q-Tips
  • Deodorant
  • Black Hair Care Products
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Chapstick
  • Fingernail and Toenail Clippers
  • Disposable Razors
  • New or Gently Used Bath Towels


Medical Items
  • Cold Medication
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Ibuprofen
  • Eye Drops
  • Cough Drops (Regular and Sugar Free)
  • First Aid Tape
  • Anti-Fungal Ointment
  • Foot Powder
  • Bandaids
School Supplies (New Beginnings Students)
  • Adult Sized Backpacks
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • College rule spiral notebooks


Bedding (For Twin XL Beds & Bunk Beds)

New items are preferred, as they must be laundered every day.

  • Bed Pillows
  • White Twin XL fitted sheets
  • Twin XL sheet sets of any color


Baby Items
  • Disposable Diapers (all sizes)
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Canned Baby Formula (any brand-not expired)