Where to Donate Items in Wichita

Are you wondering what to do with the abundance of unwanted clothing in your closet? What about clothing your children have outgrown? Frozen breastmilk in the freezer? Baby items, nursing supplies, food, furniture, appliances, books, office supplies, or animal treats? Whatever it is you’re wanting to get rid of, there is an organization available to help provide your items to those in need. We have gathered a list of local organizations accepting donations of all kinds! 

Infant/Children Focused Donations

The Treehouse

*151 N. Volutsia
*Accepts – new baby items, formula, mommy items, children’s clothing, educational items
(view their link above for a full list of items)
The Treehouse helps economically challenged moms and children with basic necessities & programs.

YoungLives

*3700 E. Douglas Ave. Suite 12 (in Clifton Square)
*Accepts – diapering items, baby clothes, items, & equipment (swings, cribs, etc)
*Provide a meal for young moms in high school. Sign up link HERE
YoungLives seeks to help pregnant and parenting teens. This is accomplished through mentor relationships that model unconditional love by addressing their unique needs while helping them grow in their faith. 

Rainbows United of Sedgwick & Butler Counties

*Kids’ Point (admin) – 3223 N. Oliver; Wichita
*Kids’ Cove (infant/toddler/preschool) – 2258 N. Lakeway Circle; Wichita
*Bright Beginnings (infant/toddler) – 409 N. Main; El Dorado
*Accepts – diapers/wipes, backpacks, child sized beds/furniture, sippy cups, infant/toddler toys, preschool supplies, books
(view their link above for a full list of items)
Rainbows United has a mission to enhance the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and customized services.

Carpenter Place

*1501 N. Meridian
*Accepts – food items, hygiene/feminine supplies, girl clothing, furniture, school supplies
Carpenter Place provides a safe home environment for girls who may be struggling with family issues, substance abuse, truancy, legal issues, broken adoptions, sexual exploitation, abandonment, homelessness, physical/emotional abuse, neglect, and a host of other issues.

Wichita Children’s Home

*7271 E. 37th Street N. (open 8-5 M-F, 10-2 Sat)
*Accepts – baby items, children & teen clothing/shoes
The Wichita Children’s Home offers the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in our community. The Home is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and keeps about 1,500 children safe each year. 

Wesley Children’s Hospital

With limited storage space, they ask that you please contact them directly for current needs (clothing, blankets, toys, etc). 
NICU (neonatal unit) – [email protected]
PICU (pediatric unit) – [email protected]

Breastfeeding Center of Wichita

*Accepts – gently used breast pumps, nursing supplies, & nursing bras/tanks
*Contact [email protected] 
*BCW provides care, support, and education for local mothers who seek assistance in achieving successful lactation & breastfeeding techniques. 

Breastmilk Centers

To donate breastmilk, contact either of the following organizations:
Wesley Donor Milk Program – Click HERE
Via Christi Milk Bank Depot – Click HERE

Family Focused Donations

Open Door by United Methodist Church

*402 E. 2nd Street
*Accepts – family clothing, small appliances, bedding
(view their link above for a full list of items)

Open Door’s focus is to meet the basic needs of people in poverty in the most efficient and effective way possible, while collaborating with other agencies to do so.

Harbor House by Catholic Charities, Inc diocese of Wichita

*437 N. Topeka Street
*Accepts – toiletries, clothing, school supplies, housewares
(view their link above for a full list of items)
Harbor House exists to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children, as well as men by providing them a safe place to stay and many support services.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita

*1110 N. Emporia Street
*Accepts – food, kitchen items, hotel stay type items 
(view their link above for a full list of items)
The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” experience for sick children and their families.  Over 7,300 nightly stays are available at Wichita’s two Ronald McDonald Houses each year.

Orphan Grain Train

*911 E. Maple (receives donations Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am – 2pm)
*Accepts – clothing, household goods, school & medical supplies
Orphan Grain Train is a volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. 

In the Bag Cleaners “Warm Hearts Donation Drive” (October – January)

*any of the 15 local In the Bag Cleaners locations 
*Accepts – coats, jackets, sweaters, mittens, gloves, scarves, blankets
In the Bag Cleaners collects warm weather items for The Salvation Army’s Warm Hearts Coat Drive. As an added benefit when you drop off donations, you will receive a 30% OFF coupon with your donation for use on a future dry cleaning or laundry order! (one per visit)

Operation Holiday by Inter Faith Ministries (October – December)

*829 N. Market Street
*Accepts – non-perishable food, blankets, new/gently-used coats, hats, mittens, scarves, gifts for teens
Operation Holiday distributes food, grocery gift cards, pet food, winter wear and blankets to low-income families and individuals each holiday season.

Airman’s Attic & Loan Closet @ McConnell AFB

*Located on McConnell Air Force Base in Building 338 on Parsons Street
*anyone can donate, but must have a military ID to enter security gates when dropping off donations
*Accepts – uniforms, kids & adult clothing, gently used appliances
Airman’s Attic is for McConnell Air Force pilots, veterans, & their families to furnish their homes & closets while living in Wichita temporarily.  

Men/Women Focused Donations

Dress for Success of Wichita

*1422 N. High Street
*316-945-8779 (call ahead, as they often times reach clothing capacity)
*Accepts – interview appropriate clothing, professional attire/shoes, jewelry, handbags
(view their link above for a full list of items)
Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Cricket Alley Ministries

*1820 N. Tyler Road
*Accepts – women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories
Cricket Alley Ministry helps local women ages 15-25, recovering from life challenges by providing them with apparel, fashion guidance and beauty/hygiene supplies and education.

Great Beginnings Boutique in El Dorado

*226 S. Main; El Dorado, Kansas
*Accepts – women’s clothing, shoes, purses, accessories, & hair/skin products
Great Beginnings Boutique is an upscale women’s clothing and accessories resale boutique. All proceeds are used to fund the local Pregnancy and Family Resource Center.

Furniture & Appliance Donations

His Helping Hands by Central Christian Church

*1441 E. 37th Street N.
*Accepts – furniture, appliances, household items, computers, automobiles, food, clothing
His Helping Hands is a community ministry, helping families suffering through natural disasters, any below the poverty line, or those considered “at risk.”

Faith Builders

*1855 S. Rock Road (please schedule a drop off time: 316.200.0768 or email [email protected])
*Accepts – baby clothing & items, school supplies, large household furniture & appliances
FaithBuilders reaches out to serve children and families who are in crisis in our community. 

Book/School Supply Donations

Local Schools

Contact any local elementary/middle/high schools near you. Most will accept donations for classroom libraries & use.

Story Time Village

*To donate, please schedule an appointment: 316.350.4511 or [email protected]
*Accepts – board books, picture books, alphabet books, books about numbers, colors, animals, shapes, and words, story books, rhyming books, Dr. Seuss books, multicultural books, books in Spanish, & chapter books
Storytime Village provides books and quality literacy programs to underserved children in Kansas to help them succeed in school and in life. 

Wichita Little Free Libraries

*Use the Little Library Locator to find libraries closest to you. There are about 50 in the Wichita area. For large donations, please contact Wichita Little Free Libraries on Facebook. 
*Accepts – books, esp children’s & young adult fiction
Little Free Libraries are cabinet-size boxes that anyone can install in their community as a spot where neighbors can share books. Besides just bringing people together, increasing access to reading materials helps improve literacy for all ages!

Animal Focused Donations

Beauties & Beasts, Inc.

*114 S. Pattie Street
*Accepts – treats, food, toys, puppy pads, kitty litter, bleach, clorox wipes, paper towels, laundry/dish soap
Beauties & Beasts works to rescue Death Row animals at the shelter in danger of euthanasia and place them in adopter or foster homes that will provide them the love and care they need to become happy, healthy, animals. 


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