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Donate an Item

In-kind donations allow us to spend more of our operating budget on ​programs and services for participants. 

Thank you for donating your gently used items!

Currently, we have paused all in-kind donations while settling into our new offices. Please check back soon for updates. 

In the meantime, know of an organization (business, church, school, social club, etc.) that might be interested in hosting a Keyway donation drive this summer? If so, please contact Keyway Development Associate Sophia Gunning at sophiagunning@keywaycenter.org.

Check out our Amazon Wishlist for a list of items we need and use on a regular basis. These items will ship directly to our office.

Below, you will find a list of items we are able to accept. 

We cannot accept items that are broken, stained, torn, or with major discoloration or scratches. 

Yes, please.


  • Bras, new or gently used
  • NEW underwear
  • Socks, new or gently used
  • Casual clothing (tees, hoodies, sweats, leggings, jeans, etc.)
  • Shoes, new or gently used
  • Work clothing (We keep a small selection of “nicer” clothing on hand for our participants to wear for interviews, court appearances, etc.)

Personal Needs

All personal need items must be new and unopened for us to be able to accept them.

  • Deodorant
  • Soap (pump, bar) and body wash
  • Lotion
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and pads
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet paper and facial tissue
  • Toothpaste, dental floss, alcohol-free mouthwash, & toothbrushes
  • Combs and brushes
  • Umbrellas


  • Shower curtains/liners and rings
  • NEW bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths 
    • (Used towels can be donated to local animal shelters)


  • Twin-size bedding (sheet sets, blankets, comforters)
  • NEW pillows


  • Detergent pods, fabric softener, bleach, stain remover
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, mop, bucket, vacuum, etc.)
  • Cleaning Products (for wood, tile, multi-surface, glass)
  • Disinfectant wipes​​


  • Pots, pans and other cookware
  • Small kitchen appliances (toasters, coffee makers, hand mixers, etc.)
  • Silverware
  • Serving dishes
  • Serving and baking utensils
  • Cutting boards
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap
  • Paper towels
  • Zip-top bags (small, medium, large)
  • Trash bags (small & large)
  • Dishwasher detergent pods
  • Dish soap


  • Pens and pencils 
  • Copy paper
  • Postage stamps
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)


  • Tickets to local events, attractions, etc. 
  • Gift Cards to local grocery stores: Aldi, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, etc. 
  • Crafting supplies

No, thank you.​​

  • Holiday decorations
  • Children's clothing
  • Items depicting alcohol, drugs, or weapons
  • Open/used health and beauty items

Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accept furniture donations. If you have new or gently used furniture to donate, please contact our partner agency Home Sweet Home. They help our participants furnish their new homes as they leave our program and move into independent housing.

Our staff is small but mighty! While we SO appreciate all in-kind donations, unfortunately, we generally are unable to pick up items. Please call 314-771-5207 if you would like to inquire about special arrangements.