In-Kind Donations

Donation Drop Off Hours
Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (No appointment necessary). Please ring the doorbell at our 23rd Street entrance. If it’s after 2:30 p.m., our staff will be coming from the 3rd floor to answer the door. Thank you for your patience! For more information, call (410) 467-5340, Ext. 113.

Many of the Center’s programs benefit from generous in-kind donations each year. We accept donations of:

Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Clothing

The Clothing program provides families and individuals with seasonally appropriate clothing, year round. We welcome lightly worn, clean or new clothing for the whole family, and every size. In addition, the Attire 4 Hire clothing program is in need of men’s business attire, undergarments, dress shoes etc. (Any woman’s business attire is sent to our partners at Suited to Succeed).

Hygiene Products

The Franciscan Center also offers hygiene products for men and women, including combs, brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, lotion, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, shaving cream, and razors. Both regular and travel-sized items are appreciated.


The Food Pantry helps households with limited income provide adequate nourishment for family members. We provide qualified households with three meals for three days. Donations of canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, packaged food and sundries are always needed.

Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper
  • Postage Stamps

Current Urgent Needs

Winter Accessories for Men, Women and Children

  • Coats
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Flannel shirts
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Thermals
  • Undershirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks

Hygiene Products

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Foot powder
  • Shampoo
  • Disposable razors
  • Disposable diapers
  • Feminine products
  • Washcloths
  • Bath and hand towels


  • Coats and winter clothing
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula and baby food

Other Needs

  • Children’s books
  • Small household items in good condition