New Items

Thank you so much for your interest in giving goods to The Center. Many of our clients depend on donations of clothes, toiletries, and other personal items as they often flee violent situations without the ability to bring belongings with them.

Listed below are the types of items we accept on behalf of our clients. To ensure optimal hygiene, safety, and comfort, we ask that all donated items be new and unused. (For information about gently used goods, please see the information about our partnership with Goodwill here).

Donations can be dropped off at either the Southern Indiana Campus or Joan E. Thomas, M.D. location (preferably during business hours). If you have a special type of donation that is not listed below, please contact Jane White, the coordinator of in-kind donations, at (502) 581-7209.

Items for Children:

  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Baby Clothing – all sizes
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby monitors
  • Sweat pants and tops – all sizes
  • T-shirts – all sizes
  • Socks – all sizes
  • Shoes – all sizes
  • Flash cards (all types)
  • Easy/fun/active games
  • Art supplies
  • Backpacks

Items for Adults:

  • Men’s and women’s underwear
  • Socks – all sizes
  • Bras – all sizes
  • Sweat pants
  • Scrubs
  • Yoga pants
  • T-shirts
  • Sports bras – all sizes
  • Light jackets/zip up sweatshirts
  • Purses (new)
  • Comfortable shoes (flip flops, slippers, tennis shoes)

Items for Shelter Services:

  • Twin sheets and pillow cases
  • Pillows
  • Twin blankets
  • Towels (bath), wash cloths
  • Laundry baskets/bags
  • Luggage, totes
  • Flash drive
  • Umbrellas
  • Batteries
  • Clorox wipes
  • Alarm clocks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Tide HD pods laundry detergent
  • Gift cards ($5-25 denominations)
  • Gas cards ($10 denominations)
  • TARC bus passes

Hygienic Items:

  • Tooth brush and toothpaste – children and adult
  • Floss
  • Shampoo and conditioner – full size
  • Deodorant
  • Body lotion
  • Combs, hair brushes
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Hair care products for African Americans
  • Razors
  • Cotton balls

Seasonal Items:

  • May & June: Outdoor toys, chalk, balls
  • July & August: Backpacks and school supplies
  • November & December: $25 gift cards for Kmart, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Cell Phones
We gladly accept used or new cell phones to be refurbished for clients. They can be dropped off at any campus.