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Current Needs: What to Donate to Our Durham-Raleigh-Chapel Hill Homeless Shelter

The Durham Rescue Mission is always accepting in-kind donations at our men’s and women’s shelters. To donate any of the items listed below, please reach out to us by phone at 919-688-9641 or by email at

A charity food, clothing, and/or toy drive is also a great way to collect needed items from members of your local community or church and help support our urban rescue mission in Durham, NC. Contact us to learn more about organizing a collection drive.

  • Clothing (Our biggest need)
  • Canned or non-perishable food items
  • Coffee
  • GPS (Tom-Tom, Garmin, etc)
  • KJV Study Bibles
  • Ladies ethnic hair products
  • New silverware for dining facilities
  • Toy’s for our Christmas Community Event
  • Turkeys and hams for holiday meals
  • Meat
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pantry items
  • Fresh vegetables
Healthcare (Over-the-Counter)
  • Allergy meds
  • Anti-fungal creams
  • Cough & cold meds (no alcohol)
  • Hydrocortisone creams
  • Medicated powders
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Air fresheners
  • Cleaning supplies (409, Windex, etc.)
  • Commercial carpet cleaners
  • Commercial vacuum cleaners
  • Dish & laundry detergents
  • Disinfectant cleaners
  • Disposable cups & plates
  • Interior/exterior brooms
  • Mops
  • Paper napkins & towels
  • Pillows
  • Trash bags (13 gal. – 33 gal.)

Drop Off Locations

1201 East Main Street
Durham, NC  27701

507 East Knox Street
Durham, NC  27701

Infants & Children
  • Baby wipes
  • Crib sheets
  • Disposable diapers (sizes 4-5)
Personal Hygiene
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet tissue
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Car mechanic tools
  • Gas weed eaters
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Lawn mowers
  • Leaf rakes
  • Men’s work gloves
  • Pointed shovels
  • Wheelbarrows
  • 12–15-passenger vans
  • Mini bus


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