Donate items

It’s often the little things that make a big difference in the lives of those in need, or in our ability to provide services. The agency’s programs have ongoing needs for many new and gently used items—everything from household items that give immigrants and refugees a good start on lives in our diocese to food.

Here are a few of the items we need right now. If you have something in good condition that we could use, let us know. Or, please remember us when you go shopping.

South Bend

(Drop off at 1817 Miami Street)

Nonperishable food, new ziploc-type sandwich bags, garbage bags (33-gallon), grocery or gas gift cards, disposable diapers (all sizes), new baby items (rattles, bottles, onesies bodysuits, etc.), laundry detergent, personal-care items (shampoo, feminine products, toothpaste, etc.), school supplies, new children’s reading and coloring books, toilet paper, paper towels, yarn, thread, and fabric.

Fort Wayne

(Drop off at 915 South Clinton) 

New car seats, pack ’n plays, bus passes, diapers (especially larger sizes), wet wipes, formula, household cleaning supplies, personal-hygiene products, and financial donations to help clients with rent, utilities, deposits, and food.


(Drop off at 107 West 5th Street in Auburn)

Nonperishable food, soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, dish soap, plastic and paper bags, thread, fabric, and yarn.


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