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Needs List – October 2016

view printable copy of needs list Food Items: Gallon Cans of Vegetables & Fruits / Coffee / Gallon Cans of Chili Beans / Sack Lunch Items (i.e. Pudding cups, fruit cups, granola bars, etc.) Supply Items: Infant Formula / Tall Kitchen & 30 gallon Trash Bags / Storage bags – quart & gallon / Sheet…read the rest

Christmas 2016 Needs List

We have already begun making plans for Christmas-season activities at the Topeka Rescue Mission and are ready to begin receiving donations of new items. Below is a list of what we currently need for both our guest and community Christmas distributions. View printable copy of Christmas Needs List WOMEN/TEEN GIRLS: Jeans, shirts or hoodies (Jr.…read the rest

2015 Christmas Needs List

HOW YOU CAN HELP: You’ve read of some of the ways we try to make the season brighter for individuals and families who might be struggling during the Christmas season. If you’d like to help us in these endeavors, it’s not too late to volunteer of your time! There are plenty of opportunities available throughout…read the rest

Christmas 2015 Preparations


Preparing to Welcome the ONE we celebrate! Every year we work tirelessly to make the Christmas season a special one for the men, women and children we serve. Last year a total of 5,664 people received gifts, including 3,949 children! Our hope is that with each gift given, recipients would also receive of the great…read the rest

Christmas is Right Around the Corner

The “most wonderful time of the year” will soon be upon us and we are already beginning to collect items and put together our Christmas plans! As a reminder, all gifts should be new and unwrapped. They can be delivered to the Distribution Center (401 NW Norris) M-F from 8-3p or Sat 8-12p. For questions,…read the rest

Current Needs: September 2015

View a printable version of the needs list. Food Items: gallon cans of vegetables and fruit, granulated sugar, coffee, bottled water, sack lunch items (pudding cups, fruit cups, granola bars, etc.) Supply Items: adult toothbrushes, hair combs and brushes, adult toothpaste, pull ups (sizes 3T-5T), sheets and blankets (full, queen & king), toilet paper, laundry…read the rest

Back to School Fair – Supplies and Volunteers Needed

Acuna Children

Topeka Rescue Mission will be distributing School Supplies for children that are guests at the Mission or part of the NET Reach Dare to Dream Mentoring program. TRM will also partner with Topeka North Outreach (TNO) to distribute to children in the community.  The TRM Distribution Center will be taking applications from July 20 to…read the rest

Tubs of Love

Tubs of Love Printable List of how to participate in the Tubs of Love program.

Christmas Needs List

The following is Topeka Rescue Mission’s Christmas Needs List: Printable Copy of Christmas Needs List • Women/Teen Girls: jeans, shirts or hoodies (Jr.0-17, Misses 2-18, Plus 2-5X), underwear (especially sizes 5-8), and socks • Men/Teen Boys: Jeans (sizes 30-50), shirts, hoodies, socks, boxers, stocking caps and gloves, plus size clothing (2-5X) and sports team logo…read the rest

Christmas Wish List


It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas! Every year the Mission assists thousands of individuals who are homeless or in need with special food boxes and Christmas gifts. In preparation for this large distribution, we are in need of the items listed below. WOMEN/TEEN GIRLS: Jeans, shirts or hoodies (Jr. 0 – 17,…read the rest

Christmas Needs

Child with Christmas Present

Thank you for helping make Christmas special for so many children this year! View Printable 2013 Christmas Needs List At the Mission, preparations for Christmas are well underway! We are currently in the process of receiving donations of new (unwrapped) Christmas gifts to be given to homeless individuals and families and others in need from…read the rest

November 2013 Needs List

View Printable Copy of Needs List FOOD Canned Green Beans  (Any Size) Coffee Cold Cereal Canned Soups Formula Spaghetti Peanut Butter & Jelly Macaroni and Cheese Pasta Sauce Baby Formula Canned Meats (Tuna & Chicken) Items for Sack Lunches (i.e. Snack   Pack pudding, Fruit cups, Granola Bars, etc.) FURNITURE/APPLIANCES Furniture   – i.e. couches,…read the rest

Christmas 2013 Needs List


View Printable Needs List It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas! Every year the Mission assists thousands of individuals who are homeless or in need with special food boxes and Christmas gifts. In preparation for this large distribution, we are in need of the items listed below. WOMEN/TEEN GIRLS: Jeans, shirts or hoodies…read the rest

March 2013 Needs List

Printable Needs List Food Items Canned Green Beans (all sizes) Coffee Cold Cereal Canned Soups Macaroni & Cheese Peanut Butter Jelly Canned Meats (tuna or chicken) Items for Sack Lunches (pudding, fruit or jello cups, granola bars, individually wrapped crackers and snacks, etc.) Supply Needs Deodorant (Men’s and Women’s) Feminine Hygiene Products Facial Tissue Baby…read the rest

The Need Continues

The story has not changed. There are hundreds daily who continue to come through the Topeka Rescue Mission in search of shelter, food and hope. In addition, over sixty remain unsheltered outdoors who have not yet come to the Mission for support. The reasons are multiple. Over the years, funding across social service delivery systems…read the rest

Back to School Supplies Needed

The Annual Back to School Fair is scheduled this year for August 8th – 11th.  During the school fair we reach out to those in the community to provide school supplies and every effort is made to give each child one new outfit and a pair of shoes to start the school year.  Your support…read the rest

How You Helped in 2011


This past year was filled with many challenges as individuals and families poured into the Topeka Rescue Mission in search of help. Without the generosity so freely given by our community and the faithfulness of God to provide, the accomplishments listed in this report would not have been possible. Thank you for your continued compassion…read the rest

Shelter Needs

Throughout the course of this year, we have seen the needs for shelter and food continue to increase in overwhelming measures. During the first half of the year in 2010, the Mission was averaging 202 guests per night and serving approximately 584 meals served through our kitchen per day. This year, those numbers have grown…read the rest

How You Can Pray

How you can Pray

Prayer is the most valuable resource you can give to the Mission. In addition to the continual covering of the Mission and safety of all those who enter our doors, the following are important prayer concerns pertinent to current situations: Short term and long term strategies to accommodate the increasing number of men, women and…read the rest

Household Furniture

We are experiencing a very high need for household furniture such as beds, dressers, tables & chairs, couches. Your donations will help us provide our guests with furniture when they find housing. Please contact our Distribution Center at 785.357.4285 for more information. The primary drop off location is at our Distribution Center located at 401…read the rest