Although we can’t accept used goods at our emergency shelter, your generous donation of new supplies makes such a difference in the lives of survivors.
A collection in your work, faith, or community group is a great way to support the mission! Many of these items are available from our wish lists on Amazon.
- We’re always in need of paper towels, toilet paper, laundry supplies.
- Twin-size bedding — especially “beds-in-a-bag” that includes pillow cases, sheets, and a comforter — are a high-need item at our shelter.
- Gardening and farming supplies like work gloves, bushel baskets, and sunhats make gardening on our property easier and enjoyable.
- Gift cards to Wal-mart, Kroger, and Target are really useful for survivors living in supportive transitional housing.
Sometimes really successful donation drives can take care of the need for up to a year. Recent examples of large collections donated include pillows, socks, and underwear. (So, we might not need these items for a few more months.)
If you wonder what might be most needed right now or have a great idea for a donation drive, call Reena at 859-519-1911 or complete this short form to send her a note.
Answers to other frequently asked questions can be found below.
Do you accept donations of gently used clothing and furniture?
Unless otherwise noted, we can only accept the donation of new goods at our shelter. We ask that donations of gently used clothing and household goods be made to area Goodwill or Habitat ReStore locations. Both of these organizations issue regular vouchers to our organization. We, in turn, distribute these vouchers to survivors. This process provides survivors with the opportunity to shop for clothing that fits and items they need most.
Why don't you accept used donations at the shelter?
We really do appreciate you thinking about survivors. During response to the pandemic, emergency shelter best-practices prohibit acceptance of used goods. Even before the pandemic, it was difficult for us to accept used donations. Our shelter doesn’t have much extra space to store donated goods, and sorting/organizing gently used donations often requires many hours of staff time. Our partnerships with area Goodwill and Habitat ReStore locations allow our staff and the shelter’s space to be dedicated to safety and healing services for survivors.
When is a good time to drop off my donation of new supplies from your wish list?
If possible, we prefer deliveries be scheduled with our Community Relations Manager, Reena Martin. She can be reached by note or phone call to 859-519-1911. Standard delivery times are Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Can you pick up my donation?
No, we aren’t able to pick up donated items.