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 Vici by phone at (316) 687-4673, or by e-mail at volunteer@urmwichita.org.

Drop off donations:

Donated items may be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 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)
  • 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
  • Disposable baby diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Canned baby formula
  • Food (especially meat)
  • Facial Tissue
  • Paper Towels
Donations Not Accepted
  • Used mattresses
  • Used computers
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Expired or opened medication

Additional Needs

Food Items
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Foods
  • Tuna and Hamburger Helper
  • Complete Dinner Mix
  • Instant & Boxed Potatoes
  • Boxed Mac & Cheese
  • Pork & Beans
  • Baked Beans
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice
  • Cold Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Breakfast Drinks
  • Coffee
Clothing for Men (all sizes)
  • NEW Men’s white t-shirts or undershirts
  • NEW Men’s Underwear
  • NEW Heavy Winter Gloves
  • NEW Men’s Dress Socks

 

Gently Used Clothing for Men (all sizes)
  • 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
Hygiene Items
  • Lots & Lots of Toilet Paper!!
  • Q-Tips
  • Deodorant
  • Black Hair Care Products
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Chapstick
  • Fingernail and Toenail Clippers

 

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
  • Three Prong Pocket Folders
  • 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)
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