Every day, hundreds of hungry and hurting men, women, and children count on The Union Mission Ministries for help. We give them a safe haven, a bed, hot meals, a shower, clean clothing, and hope for a better future. It can be a challenge to provide all the things our guests need—and the coronavirus pandemic has increased the costs for nearly everything we provide. You can help us give our shelter guests a fresh start by donating some of our most-needed items.
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To learn what we need most or how to host a collection drive, contact Linda Jones, 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, interviews, appointments, and children’s daycare providers. Every day we provide them with bus passes. You can purchase them for us at selected area Food Lions and 7-Elevens or directly through Hampton Roads Transit.
Donate washcloths and bath towels. Extra-long (XL) twin sheets, pillowcases, pillows, and blankets are also necessities. All our linens and towels are bleached regularly, so white is often the best color choice.
Hope Haven always needs items like paper products, first aid items, cleaning products, art supplies, and more. By providing for those needs, you can help make Camp Hope Haven, our Children’s Home, Recharge Respite Care, Switchback, and our other family-friendly outreaches a success!
Furniture and housewares are items that our shelter guests always need when they secure permanent housing. And when your donations are sold in our Thrift Store, 100% of the proceeds support the life-changing work of The Union Mission Ministries.