In-Kind Donations

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).

Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper
  • Postage Stamps

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.

Food

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.

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

    Babies

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

    Other Needs

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

    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.

    Due to upcoming renovations and the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily discontinuing acceptance of any NON-PERISHABLE FOOD and ALL CLOTHING donations.  Watch this space for any updates.