IN-KIND DONATIONS

Donations of goods and services are always welcomed at McAuley House, McAuley Village, and The Warde-robe. The specific needs of each ministry are listed below, along with helpful information on how to make your donation.

Businesses, Churches and Schools are invited to consider food drives of non-perishable items, or hygiene drives of toiletries and personal care products. We will be happy to provide informational materials about our work to share with participants!

Additionally, we ask that donations be delivered in small bags, boxes or bins so our staff and volunteers may carry them easily. Please avoid filling large black trash bags!

DONATIONS FOR McAULEY HOUSE

HOW / WHERE TO DONATE:

Donations are accepted at the House (622 Elmwood Avenue, Providence) Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00am and from 1pm-3:30pm. Items can also be delivered at other times by calling Yvette Kenner at (401) 941-9013 ext. 302.

Please note: McAuley House cannot accept furniture, mattresses, or used bedding.

McAULEY HOUSE NEEDS:

Food: We accept donations of food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other items from grocery stores and gardens; and canned and dry goods from individuals and groups. For food safety reasons, we do not accept refrigerated or prepared foods.

Personal Care Products: Whether travel or regular size, we are always in need of 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream and razors, lotion, and combs.

Clothing: Clean, seasonable clothing for men and women is always welcome. Some of our most needed items include outerwear, shoes, boots, sneakers, blue jeans, baseball caps and winter hats, gloves, packages of new underwear and socks, long johns, and backpacks for our guests to carry their belongings.

Children’s Items: For the youngest guests we serve, we try to offer clothing, shoes, sneakers, outerwear, hats and gloves, backpacks, infant formula, baby lotion, baby wipes, and diapers in assorted sizes.

DONATIONS FOR McAULEY VILLAGE

HOW / WHERE TO DONATE:

Donations to the Village (325 Niagara Street, Providence) are only coordinated by calling (401) 467-3630.

McAULEY VILLAGE NEEDS:

Clothing: We accept clean, gently-used clothing for women and children.

Children’s Items: The needs of the children living at the Village include infant formula, baby wipes, diapers in assorted sizes, like-new toys, games and puzzles, books, crayons and coloring books, learning materials for our Child Care Learning Center, and school supplies such as paper, notebooks, pens and pencils.

Household Items: As moms settle into their new apartments at McAuley Village, they are often in need of like-new lamps, small kitchen appliances such as toasters, microwaves and can openers, cooking and baking utensils, pots and pans, bowls, sets of dishes, glasses and mugs, flatware, and bedding supplies like sheets, comforters and pillows.

Donations for the Warde-robe

HOW / WHERE TO DONATE:

Donations are accepted at our thrift store ministry (1286 Broad Street, Central Falls) from 9:30am to 3:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday, at the building’s side door on Jenks Avenue. Donors are asked to call (401) 729-0405 before arriving.

THE WARDE-ROBE NEEDS:

Clothing: Articles of new and gently-used clothing, outerwear and footwear for members of the entire family are always in demand and welcome at The Warde-robe.

WE ALSO WELCOME DONATIONS OF:

– Small furniture items and household appliances
 – Decorative items and window treatment
 – Toys and books
 – Pots, pans, dishes, serving dishes and flatware
 – Bedding, such as sheets, comforters and blankets
 – Costume and vintage jewelry
 – Women’s handbags
 – Towels
 – Unique items and hidden treasures!

Volunteer

Volunteers are critical to our work. There are as many forms of support McAuley Ministries offers our community, as are the ways you can contribute! Whether serving lunch, distributing food and health care items, creating merchandise displays, playing with children, or mentoring a young mother, we invite you to lend a hand and help your neighbors in need.

About Us

McAuley Ministries is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministries provide the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health services, emotional support and guidance, and respect for the most vulnerable in our community through our core values of Hospitality, Compassion, and Dignity.