Collections and Drives

Host drives throughout the year to provide for the needs of the homeless and poor.

You Can Make a Difference!

Every day, hundreds of hungry and hurting men, women, and children come to the doors of The Union Mission Ministries for help. We give them a safe haven, a bed, hot meals, a shower, and clean clothing. Many come with only the clothes on their backs. It is a challenge to provide all the things they need—things that you and I take for granted like toiletries, clothing, a blanket, and a towel. The list is long, but you can help us give them a fresh start by donating our most needed items.

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For more information about hosting a drive, contact Linda Jones at (757) 627-8686 ext. 426, and make a difference that changes lives and brings hope to those who are hurting.

Print out a Union Mission Information Card to give to a homeless person on the street.


Transportation is essential for our shelter guests to get to their jobs, job interviews, appointments with other agencies, and to take their children to daycare. Bus passes are needed daily and may be purchased at some area Food Lions or through HRT.

Purchase Bus Passes Here »

Donate new or gently used clothing, men’s underwear ( most needed Lg & XL), women’s underwear (most needed size 10+), men’s t-shirts (most needed sizes large and extra large), shower shoes (flip flops), coats, hats and gloves in the winter, women’s pajamas, robes, slippers, and accessories. Diapers (most needed size 5) and toddler pull-ups (sizes 3T-4T & 4T-5T) are also needed, plus boys underwear and clothing 4T and larger.

Print Operation Undercover flyer »

Linens & Towels

Donate XL twin sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and pillows. Towels and wash cloths are also a necessity. All linens and towels should be white for bleaching.


Many items are needed such as paper products, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, and more, to make camp a success. You can help by providing those needs!

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Furniture & Household items

Furniture and household items are needed for our shelter guests when they secure permanent housing. Other items are sold in the store with 100% of the proceeds returning to the ministry, supporting the life transforming work of the Mission.


Collect non-perishable food for the over 400 men, women, and children in our shelters.

Print Food Drive Flyer »

Many of our homeless guests suffer from colds and the flu. You can help by providing over-the-counter medications for our Wellness Program

Print flyer here »

Many of our guests bring their clothing in a garbage bag. Providing luggage helps restore their dignity.

Print Luggage Drive Flyer »

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