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For information regarding any non-monetary donation, please contact Jamie at (309) 691-0551.

The Center accepts gently used clothing and household donations. Due to overwhelming generosity from our community and the limited space we have available, we are able to accept a maximum of four bags of new or gently used clothing per donor, per month.

Furniture and large items are accepted with prior approval from our Donations Coordinator, so please call to inquire. Items not accepted include televisions, computer equipment and electronics, microwaves, car seats, car booster seats, cribs, large or breakable home decor items, used stuffed animals, or any items that have been damaged by water, smoke, odor, or stains. Thank you for your understanding!

Updated Donation Guidelines

The Center accepts automobiles that are in good working condition.


Food and Pantry Needs

Perishable food, including fresh meat and produce
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned soups, stews and pastas
Canned tuna and chicken
Coffee, cream, and sugar
Hamburger Helper
Peanut butter and jelly
Bottled water
Juice boxes
Boxed crackers
Boxed breakfast items – cereals, oatmeal (individual packets are best for kids), pop tarts, etc.
Granola bars
Healthy snack items for children
Gallon-size Ziploc bags


Shelter Needs (New/Unopened)

Gently used umbrellas
Packaged women’s and children’s underwear (new)
Women’s and children’s pajamas (no nightgowns please)
Packaged socks
Twin sheet sets and blankets
Shaving cream – women’s and men’s
Full-sized shampoo, conditioner, liquid body wash, and face wash
Disposable razors with cartridges
Personal hygiene products
Diapers and baby wipes
Laundry detergent
Paper towels
Dish soap
Gallon size Zip Lock bags
Aluminum foil


Household Items (New)

Kitchen garbage can
Dish drainer
Hand mixer
Cutting board
Pots and pans, cookie sheets, and baking pans (9 x 13 and 8 x 8)
Cooking utensils: spatulas, whisks, can openers, stirring spoons, etc.
Measuring cups and spoons
Food storage containers
Plastic, dishwasher-safe drinking glasses
Mixing bowls
Pot holders
Hand towels, dish towels, bath towels and wash cloths
Brooms, dust pans, and mops
Shower curtain, liner, and hooks
Small bathroom trash cans
Toilet brush
Laundry baskets
Alarm clock
Full and twin sheet sets, comforters, and mattress pads