Host a Food or Clothing Drive

Hosting a donation drive at your office, school, house of worship—or even among friends and family members—is a fun way to bring people together for a meaningful cause. It also serves to raise awareness of many needs and challenges facing our community, attracting broader support for our organization.

For more information on how to start a drive in your school, workplace, or house of worship, email

Most Needed

The drives we rely on annually are listed below—and we welcome your suggestions of others you might like to organize!


  • Meats (hamburger, chicken, hot dogs)
  • Canned fruit & vegetables (commercial size cans preferred)
  • Fresh produce
  • Rice, soups, pasta & sauces
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sugar & flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Beverages: coffee, tea bags, ice-tea & lemonade mix, water bottles


  • Professional clothing
  • Jeans & pants
  • Jackets & coats
  • Hats, gloves & scarves
  • New underwear, undershirts & socks

Household Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels & napkins
  • Facial tissue
  • Laundry detergent, bleach & dryer sheets
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • All purpose cleaners
  • Latex gloves
  • Brooms & dust pans
  • Copier paper
  • NIV Bibles
  • Journals
  • Blankets

Thanksgiving Food Drives

  • Stuffing mix
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned green beans and corn
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Instant rice
  • Frozen pumpkin pies
  • Gravy mix packets
  • Frozen turkey

Practical Care Kit

When a homeless neighbor seeks shelter at Goodwill Rescue Mission, they often possess little more than the clothing they are wearing. Our Practical Care Kits contain items needed to help them stay clean each day:

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap & deodorant
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Shaving cream & disposable razors
  • Brush & comb
  • Tissues
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Socks & shoelaces