Wish List and In-Kind Donation Safety Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our procedures of receiving in-kind donation has been revised to ensure public health safety. We thank you for all your time and help with this work.

Where to Donate:

  • Donations can be accepted at the Capuchin Services Center, 6333 Medbury St, Detroit, MI 48211

How to Donate:

  • Please have all donation items in bags or boxes if possible
  • Please place all donations in trunk or as far back as possible in the vehicle
  • Follow directions of the signs and staff. Pull up into the garage.
  • Remain in your vehicle and put on a face covering to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Advise the attendant of what you are donating. (see the donation guidelines below under “What to Donate”). Please note that donations will be accepted at the discretion of staff.
  • The attendants will unload the bagged/boxed donated items from your vehicle.
  • If requested, a donation receipt is provided.
  • All donations will be stored at least 24 hours before being handled by employees and/or given to guests.

What to Donate:

  • Accepted Donations:
    • Clean, gently used quality clothing (men and children’s clothing are always in greatest demand)
    • Clothing accessories such as belts, hats, and shoes.
    • New men’s and women’s underwear, socks, and hygiene items especially for our shower program
    • Used or new shoes and boots especially for men and children
    • Winter gear
    • Bed and bath linens.
    • Baby and adult diapers.
    • Gas and electric stoves in good working condition
    • Refrigerators in good working condition (no more than 12 years old)
    • Dishes, pots and pans, silverware, small working appliances
    • Non-perishable food items (commercially manufactured and packaged)
  • Not Accepted Donations:
    • Furniture such as lamps, chairs, or couches
    • Electronics such as used computers or televisions
    • Used children’s toys, infant furniture, car seats, strollers, cribs, etc.
    • Clothing with bad odor, dirt, hair, or clear signs of pest or bed bugs.
    • Household chemicals
    • Medical supplies