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2019 Christmas Needs List

  • Kitchen Small Appliances (Examples- Crockpots, Coffee Makers, Electric Griddles)
  • Household Items (Examples- Pots & Pans, Dishes, Cooking Utensils, Bakeware)
  • Men’s Gifts (Examples- Wallets, Sports Attire, Tools, Toiletry Gift Sets, Thick gloves, Nice Razors)
  • Teen Gifts (Examples- Bath Bombs, Teen Games, Make-up Sets, Art Sets, Sports Balls)
  • Women’s Gifts (Examples- Bath Sets, Hair Styling Tools, Make-up Sets, Perfume, Wax Warmers)
  • Bedding Sets (Examples- Twin, Full, Queen, King Sheet Sets & Blankets)
  • Toys
  • Frozen Turkeys and Chickens

DONATION INFORMATION: As we make plans for Christmas-season activities at the Topeka Rescue Mission, we are happy to receive donations of new Christmas items for our guests and for community distribution. It would be helpful to receive Christmas gift donations by December 5th. This allows time for us to get the gift area set-up. However, we will gladly receive donations beyond this date as well. We ask that, for Christmas, gifts be new items and unwrapped.
Bring donations to:
401 NW Norris, Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Questions? Call: 785-357-4285

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November Current Needs List

Food Items:

  • Critical Food Bag Items:
    • Jelly
    • Canned Fruit
    • Ravioli
    • Soup
    • Pork & Beans
    • Peanut Butter
    • Cereal
    • Spaghetti 
    • Spaghetti Sauce
    • Mac & Cheese
    • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Critical Kitchen Needs
    • #10 Large Cans: Vegetables/Fruits/Chili Beans/Pork N Beans/Baked Beans/Marinara, Spaghetti, Pizza Sauce/Tomatoes/Cheese Sauce
    • Bulk Cases of Pasta
    • Granulated Sugar
    • 25lb Bags of Rice
    • Coffee
    • Sack lunch items/Individual Package Items (i.e. granola bars, fruit cups, pudding cups, snack crackers)
  • Bottled Water
  • Baby formula (Similac Advanced and Similac Sensitive)

Furniture (in good condition):

  • Critical Need
    • Mattresses and box springs with the safety tag of July 2007 or newer, no tears or stains. 
  • Furniture – i.e. Couches, Recliners/ Easy chairs, Loveseats, Dressers, Dining Tables and chairs
  • Large appliances – i.e. Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Refrigerators, & Microwaves

Street Reach Items:

  • Tarps
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Hoodies

Supply Items:

  • Linens (Sheets, Blankets and towels)
  • Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 20 Mule Team Borax
  • Fels Naptha Laundry Soap
  • Kleenex (Large Boxes)
  • Dish Soap

Hygiene/Health Items

  • Critical Needs:
    • Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel - Hotel Size and Larger
    • Deodorant Men's & Women's (No Aerosol)
    • Toothpaste - Small & Large
  • Foot Powder
  • Razors Men's & Women's
  • Hair Brushes
  • Diapers size 5 & 6
  • Cough Drops
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Pads/Tampons
  • Women's Underwear (Small - 5,6,7)
  • Men's Underwear (30-38) 


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