Needed Items

Would you like to help us meet the basic needs of the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Philadelphia?

We are always in need of furniture for our Thrift Stores.  These stores generate income that is then invested in our programs.  Please make a furniture donation today.

Please consider if you might be able to donate any of the items below. Most of the things on this list are used regularly, so we are constantly in need of new supplies.

Whenever a man comes to Mission for the first time, the chaplains put together a package of basic necessities. This includes a pair of socks, shorts, undershirt, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razor and shaving cream. We generally hand out between 100-150 toiletry packages each month.

We use around 200 mini-bars of soap and mini-shampoos  for showers each day. The travel size from hotels are perfect. Why not put out a box and collect them from travelers at your church or office?

Center City Mission (Men’s Shelter)

~Men’s athletic socks, underwear & undershirts (M-XL)
~Toiletries (deodorant, razors, shaving cream, shampoo)
~Towels (preferably white)
~Cleaning Supplies
~Bible Tracts, Studies, & Printed Resources
~Septa Tokens

Wayne Hall (Women & Children)

~Plastic mattress covers for single and twin beds
~Septa tokens
~Crib sheets
~Furniture polish

Donation Drop-off

Items may be dropped off at the Mission or Wayne Hall.  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to ask about donation pick-up by emailing  Due to time limitations, we are only able to pick up large donations.

Other Items

Do you have something you would like to donate that is not listed here? Learn more about other types of items we would like to have donated for our thrift stores. Proceeds from the thrift stores are used to provide programs at the Mission and Wayne Hall.