Material Gifts

Have your donation picked up!

We’ve recently partnered with Lakes Management (DontateStuff.com) to provide an opportunity for your tax-deductible donated goods to be picked up at your home.  You can arrange a pickup by visiting www.DonateStuff.com or by calling 216-662-4483.  These donate items are distributed through the Value World Thrift Stores, giving them the best chance of ending up with someone who needs them instead of a landfill, and The City Mission will receive a cash payment for every donation made.  We are continuing to receive material gifts on-site for the care of the men, women and children we serve.

You may recieve a call from Lakes Management on behalf of The City Mission to let you know they'll be in the area and ask if you have any items to pick up.  These are truely on our behalf.  The City Mission and our clients benefit from every donation made through them. 

Donation Receiving Locations and Hours of Operation

Attendants will help you unload your donation(s) and provide a material gift receipt for tax purposes.

  • The City Mission's Downtown Campus, 5310 Carnegie Avenue (just west of the E. 55 and Carnegie intersection)

Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm only.
No donation receiving on Saturday or Sunday.

  • Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center - We are no longer recieving donations at Laura's Home


Personal Care Items

Most needed item is deodorant. Have modest quantities of: soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving cream, and women's hygiene products. See also Infant Needs below.

See our Operation Hope Tote page for more ideas. (This project can be done at any time of the year.)


Infant Needs

Diapers (especially size 4 and larger), baby wipes (unscented/hypoallergenic is best), formula, baby food, and strollers.

Formula: Similac Advance (Gold Shield), Isomil Sensitive Soy and Isomil (plain)

Want to get others involved? See our Diaper Drive page


Bus Tickets and Store Gift Cards

Bus tickets and gift cards are always a blessing. We are is special need of gift cards to purchase shoes and boots for men, women and children who cannot be fit from the donations of new or gently used shoes and boots we receive.

Please send them to the attention of:

Development Department, The City Mission, 5310 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103


Clothing

We are happy to accept any variety of clothing items.  There is donation dropbox availalble for use after regular office hours.  You can also visit www.DonateStuff.com or call 216-662-4483 to arrange for donated items to be picked up.

We are no longer receiving clothing donations at Laura's Home.


Items We Are Unable to Accept:

We are grateful for the generosity of so many in our community. However due to the needs of the population we serve and our limited warehousing space, we are unable to accept some items including:

  • Furniture
  • Household items
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  • Computer equipment
  • Books, tapes, music, movies, etc.
  • Used toys and games (including recreational equipment)
  • Used strollers, car seats, and high chairs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Pictures, artwork, and decorating items.

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