CLOTHE THE POOR
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
We are blessed to receive a wide variety of donations from clothes and furniture to kitchen items, personal care products and more. When we first receive donations, we make sure the needs of our residents are met. Then, surplus items are taken to our Thrift Stores. Here, they are either given away through our voucher programs or sold to the public. As a 100% nonprofit, every dollar made at the Thrift Stores goes directly back to the Mission and helping the homeless.
Friends In Need program
Our Friends In Need program is designed to provide extra support for those with the greatest need in our community. On the third Wednesday of each month, we hold a dedicated service open to individuals and families that suffer from severe food-insecurity and poverty. They are provided vouchers that can be used to obtain additional items from our food pantry, above and beyond the typical groceries, as well as clothing and other items from our Thrift Stores.
The Gospel Mission Thrift Stores are some of the most engaging and largest second-hand stores in the region. Items available within our stores include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and outerwear, knickknacks, books, kitchenware, furniture, household appliances (large and small) and much, much more! And, they all come at great prices!
Our Thrift Stores also provide resources for some of our many ministries through our giveaway voucher programs and through providing job opportunities to our residents.
In order to best sort donations and ensure they end up going to whomever needs them most, we request that all items, including clothing, be dropped off at our Donation Center. The friendly staff there will assist in unloading your items and provide you with a tax-deductible donation receipt. Plus, our facility has a garage door you can drive right in, so no need to unload in the rain or snow!
Unable to deliver large items? We can come get them! Please call our main office at 712-255-1769 to schedule a pick-up time. Note that items are not often able to be picked up immediately and a wait time of 1-2 weeks may be expected depending on the volume of donations.