In-Kind Donations

Who We Are

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a non-profit social service agency, and an entity of the Diocese of Jefferson City, responding to the needs of people in 38 counties regardless of faith, culture, or situation.

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Key Contacts:

Director of Development
Tori Stepanek
(573) 418-0286
tstepanek@cccnmo.org

Director of Support Services
Leslie Prenger
(573) 635-7719
lprenger@cccnmo.org

Housing and Donations Coordinator
Mariah Miles
(573) 415-7326
mmiles@cccnmo.org

Food Programs Coordinator
Lori Stoll
(573) 540-1125 
lstoll@cccnmo.org

Making an in-kind donation — a contribution of goods — is a great way to support our mission of serving the vulnerable in our community. To ensure we best meet the needs of our clients, we have specific guidelines about what we can accept. If you a question about a specific item, you are welcome to contact us by phone or email.

 

ITEMS WE CAN ACCEPT

AMAZON WISHLIST ITEMS

By shopping our Amazon Wish List, you can pick out items we've hand-picked based on our neighbor's needs. You shop and ship directly to our locations, making donating items easy with just a few clicks.

HYGIENE PRODUCTS

  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

FOOD ASSISTANCE
Interested in helping those who struggle with hunger and food insecurity? The most effective way is to make a gift to our food programs. Our food programs can accept:

  • Fresh foods/produce (only accepted at our Jefferson City location)
  • Canned goods and dried foods
  • Monetary donations

OTHER ITEMS

  • Beds/Box springs
  • Bus passes
  • Diapers sized 1-5
  • Infant formula
  • Pre-paid Visa Gift Cards
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, or local gas stations and grocery stores

VEHICLES
All vehicles donated to Catholic Charities must be driveable, have no known safety concerns, and have passed a Missouri inspection within the last 6 months. To learn more about donating a vehicle, or to set up an appointment to do so, please contact Mariah Miles.

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

Our neighbors come to us looking for basic essentials, and to honor those needs, we want to provide them with items that are in new or excellent condition. Please note, we do not accept items that are damaged or in poor condition.

SECONDHAND ITEMS

  • Used adult or children’s clothing
  • Used sheets, comforters and towels
  • Used beds, cribs, mattresses, box springs and mattress pads
  • Used toys

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND DANGEROUS ITEMS

  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Poisons
  • Gasoline
  • Propane cylinders
  • BBQ grills
  • Camp stoves
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons of any kind

CLOTHING

  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Hats / Gloves / Scarves

CERTAIN HYGIENE PRODUCTS

  • Opened or expired items
  • Mouthwash
  • Medication

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Swing sets
  • Pet food and pet items
  • Basketball hoops
  • Pool tables
  • Ping pong tables
  • Bikes with missing parts, flat tires, or rust
  • Greeting cards
  • Hangers
  • Fireplace accessories
  • Water coolers

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Desks and office furniture
  • Glass furniture
  • Patio furniture
  • Ceiling fans
  • Carpeting
  • Tube TVs
  • Computer monitors
  • Anything that needs to be installed
  • The following books*:
  • Encyclopedias
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Magazines of any kind
  • Textbooks
  • Newspapers

LUXURY ITEMS

  • Fur coats
  • Jewelry
  • Wine refrigerators

We appreciate that you may have high-quality items that we are unable to accept due to storage room, inability to transport your items, etc. If you are hoping to pass on items from our unaccepted list, you might consider contacting the following agencies that accept items for community members:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

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DONATE ONLINE
Our secure online giving platform allows us to collect credit card and ACH gifts in just a few clicks. Click here to visit our online giving.

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PLAN A DONATION DRIVE
If you are considering planning a donation drive for your organization, school, or classroom, please contact our Director of Development, Tori Stepanek to make helpful arrangements ahead of your drive.

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VOLUNTEER WITH US
Looking to get involved with Catholic Charities? Click here to learn more about volunteering with our agency.

 

Our Candid Rating
We've received a platinum rating from Candid, previously known as Guidestar. To learn more about our platinum rating, visit our Candid Profile by clicking here.

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