Give Goods

From canned goods to toiletries, to diapers, blankets, and clothing, our clients desperately need them all.

Shelter & Community Needs – Food, Clothing, and more


Hundreds of hungry and hurting men, women, and children come to the doors of The Union Mission for help every day, many with just the clothes on their backs. They need a hot meal, a shower, clean clothing, and a safe place to lay their heads. You can help provide for their physical needs — things that you and I take for granted like clothing, non-perishable foods, a blanket, and a towel. Once physical needs are met, dignity and self-respect is restored. Then we provide counseling, and job and life skills training to help our guests overcome their poverty. The Gospel of Christ is shared daily and lives are transformed forever.

Have you seen a homeless person on the street asking for help? Consider keeping a care package in your car to give to them. Print out a Union Mission Information Card to put in the care package. You can help them restore their dignity and get the help they need.

View our most urgent Summer Needs which includes suggestions for a care package.

Shelter Needs

  • Bus passes (available at Farm Fresh in packs of 5 or at HRT)
  • Towels, washcloths, and hand-towels (white preferred for bleaching)
  • Travel-size toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and razors
  • Non-perishable food
  • Shower shoes (flip flops) – all sizes
  • Bibles (no small print)

THE BASHFORD MEN’S SHELTER needs underwear, large and x-large t-shirts, black socks, and belts (all sizes).
THE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S SHELTER needs undergarments, pajamas, slippers, and diapers.

Other Needs

THE UNION MISSION THRIFT STORE and COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE needs furniture, household items, small appliances, lawn equipment, clothing, baby items, non-perishable food, bric-a-brac, and automobiles.

Drop off locations

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

DONATION DROP-OFF (behind Thrift Store)
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
5100 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

3000 North Landing Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Clothing drop-box locations.
Tax receipt for clothing donations.

Schedule a Free Donation Pick-uptruck-new design






For larger items, please contact our
Donation Call Center at 757-627-8686 ext. 604
to schedule a pick-up.

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