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.

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.


Food

Collect non-perishable food to be distributed to the poor, elderly, and disabled in the community, as well as provide for the men, women, and children in our shelters.


Clothing

Donate new or gently used clothing, including socks and underwear, shower shoes, coats, hats and gloves in the winter, pajamas and robes, shoes, and accessories. Diapers are also needed for babies.


Toiletries

Hygiene items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving cream, and razors are a necessity. Travel sizes are helpful.


Furniture & Household Items

Furniture and household items are needed for the poor in our community and for 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.


Blankets, 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.


Bus Passes

Transportation is essential for our shelter guests to get to their jobs, job interviews, appointments with other agencies, and to take their children to day care. Bus passes are needed daily and may be purchased through HRT or at Farm Fresh.

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