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Give food, coats and other essentials to people in need

It’s easy to take a toothbrush or a winter hat for granted. Many of the men, women and children we serve don’t have the essentials for daily living. Help us provide nutritious meals, clothes, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and other essential items to people in need. Start a collection drive with your friends, family, co-workers or church.

Special Holiday Wish List Read More…

  • Thanksgiving Exchange Food Drive2021 Thanksgiving Exchange (Nov. 18-23): The Thanksgiving Exchange is a grocery store for our neighbors with very low incomes. The Exchange empowers shoppers to celebrate Thanksgiving without destroying their tight budgets. Providing for them will require the donation of thousands of specific food items as well as money to purchase what is not donated. Consider challenging friends and family to join you in a food drive. Click our Signup Form to see what’s needed and how to donate.
  • Toy and Clothing Drive for Christmas Store – Donate new toys and upper body clothing for children by December 12. Check back on this webpage in October 2021 to see our Christmas Store donation options and info.

Urgent Needs During COVID-19 Crisis Read More…

Our shelter will not close its doors. Necessary safety precautions are causing an unplanned strain on our budget and resources, and we urgently need your help to fill the gap. Please give now to help our vulnerable, homeless neighbors during this crisis.

  • Give funds to help us purchase needed supplies.
  • We are in great need of thermometers, bleach, gloves, paper towels, disinfectant wipes/sprays, soap and hand sanitizer. Items can be dropped off at 1805 Dalton Avenue.
  • Bottled water is also a big need right now. Wish List Read More…

Purchase items from the City Gospel Mission Amazon Wish List. The items will be shipped directly to us and land in the hands of people in need. If you make a donation through Amazon, please provide your name and address on your Amazon gift note so that we can thank you for your tax-deductible gift. VIEW OUR WISH LIST.

If you are an Amazon shopper, you can help our men, women and children by simply doing your everyday shopping. It’s easy and only takes a minute! Learn more about AmazonSmile.

Food Wish List Read More…

Food donations can be dropped off at our shelter, 1805 Dalton Avenue.

  • Fresh meat, dairy, and produce – especially beef, chicken, oranges, apples, eggs, potatoes, carrots, etc. (Please note that fresh items are needed and very much appreciated, but we cannot accept expired or close to spoiling items.)
  • Canned goods like vegetables, canned chicken, tuna, salmon, fruit, soup, etc.
  • Dry food such as pasta, rice, beans, oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat, crackers, macaroni & cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered milk
  • Condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayo, salad dressing, etc.)

Toiletries Wish List Read More…

Men’s & women’s toiletries can be dropped off at our shelter, 1805 Dalton Avenue. Both full size and travel size versions of these items are needed.

Household Items Wish List Read More…

Items can be dropped off at our shelter, 1805 Dalton Avenue.

  • Paper products: paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissues
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposable gloves
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Twin and XL twin sheets

Adult Clothing Wish List Read More…

New clothing can be dropped off at our shelter, 1805 Dalton Avenue. The specific clothing items below are most needed. At this time we are not able to accept used clothing.

  • New men’s underwear (large sizes and up)
  • New women’s underwear
  • New men’s socks (white, athletic)
  • New women’s socks
  • New men’s undershirts
  • Sept-Feb: New and gently used coats (mostly need men’s large and extra large)
  • Sept-Feb: Winter items (hats, gloves, scarves)

Little Village Wish List Read More…

Please deliver to the third floor of 1211 York Street (the 3-story administrative building next to our shelter).

  • Paper for painting, drawing, and creative play
  • Paint, acrylic and watercolor
  • Washable Markers, Crayons, and Colored Pencils
  • Play-Doh
  • Glue and Glue sticks
  • Spanish Books
  • Sensory Bin Items
  • Magnetic Stackables
  • Puppets
  • Baby dolls and dollhouse people representing people of color
  • Snacks To Share
  • Cleaning Materials
  • Hand Sanitizer

Books Wish List-

  • Any book by Mo Willems
  • Any book by Floyd Cooper
  • Any book by Jan Brett
  • Any book by Sandra Boyton
  • The Snowy Day- Ezra Jack Keats
  • Where the Wild Things Are- Maurice Sendak
  • I’ll Love You Forever – Robert Munsch
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle
  • Let’s make a joyful Noise- Karma Wilson
  • He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands- Kadir Nelson
  • An Extraordinary Teacher: A Bible Story About Priscilla- Rachel Spier Weaver
  • A Brave Big Sister: A Bible Story About Miriam -: Rachel Spier Weaver
  • A Fearless Leader: A Bible Story about Deborah- Rachel Spier Weaver
  • Shark Bite – Little Bee Books
  • Is Your Mama a Llama
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama
  • Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type- Doreen Cronin
  • Press Here – Herve Tullet
  • Animalia- Graeme Base

JobsPlus Wish List Read More…

Please deliver to JobsPlus on the first floor of 1211 York Street (building next to the shelter). 

  • Men’s and women’s business attire (new and gently used suits, dresses, dress shoes, belts, etc.)

Whiz Kids Wish List Read More…

Please deliver to the third floor of 1211 York Street (the administrative building next to our shelter).

  • Backpacks
  • New books that are appropriate for children ages 5-12
  • Canvas goody bags (measuring approximately 28″x13″ and have 12″ handles)
  • Pencils & small pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Writing paper and notebooks
  • Folders
  • Small whiteboards, dry erase markers and erasers
  • Flash cards for division, multiplication, addition and subtraction
  • Index cards
  • Children’s dictionaries
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Glue sticks
  • Safety scissors
  • Crayons

Technology Wish List Read More…

Please deliver to the third floor of 1211 York Street (the administrative building next to our shelter).

  • Computers in good working condition
  • Monitors, keyboards and computer speakers

Silent Auction Items Read More…

If you’d like to donate to our silent auction to raise money for City Gospel Mission, please contact Summer Stroud at or 513-345-1036. Deliver to the third floor of 1211 York Street (the administrative building next to our shelter).

  • Sports memorabilia
  • Jewelry
  • Art
  • Vacation packages
  • Restaurant and retail gift cards
  • Tickets and memberships for local attractions and shows
  • Themed gift baskets

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