Ways to Help

This list represents ongoing needs at the Mission. Most are simple, everyday items you may have at home or can easily purchase. You may even want to organize a drive or event at your church, school or organization to help us in these needed areas. You can also scroll down to find links for volunteering and financial donation opportunities.

Every bit helps! Thank you!

Needed Items

  • Personal-sized deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Socks
  • Underwear (briefs, 3-pack, size L-4X)
  • Shoes
  • Work boots
  • Dress shirts (L-4X)
  • White T-shirts (3-pack, size L-4X)
  • Jeans/work pants (all sizes)

  • Personal-sized deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Socks
  • Panties (all sizes)
  • Nightgowns (all sizes)
  • Shoes (dress and recreation)
  • Work shoes
  • Blouses/sweaters (all sizes)
  • Jeans/work pants (all sizes)

  • Pajamas (infant-teen)
  • Briefs/panties (3-pack, all sizes)
  • Girls/boys blue jeans (size 4-20, regular husky)
  • T-shirts (3-pack, all sizes)
  • Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Diapers
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, paper, backpacks)

  • Nonperishable & canned food items
  • Sugar
  • Dry rice, dry beans
  • Coffee
  • Margarine
  • Cornmeal
  • Saltine crackers
  • Egg noodles
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham)

  • Bleach, Pine Sol
  • Disinfectant, cleanser
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Trash bags (all sizes)
  • Aspirin and non-aspirin tablets
  • Cold/cough medicines (alcohol free)
  • Sinus/flu medicines (alcohol free)
  • Travel size soap
  • Bathroom tissue
  • First aid supplies
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Paper and plastic grocery bags
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Pillows
  • Copier paper

Help via Amazon


Shop our Amazon wishlist! From cleaning products to client essentials, we keep this list updated with our most used and needed items.

Click the link and shop through Amazon Smile!

“AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.” (Amazon)

Financial Donations

Financial support is always appreciated. Click here to donate online. Please remember, all donations are tax-deductible.

Volunteer Help

Volunteers are always needed! Click here for a current list of volunteer opportunities.

Material Donations

See our list of ongoing needs at our Ways You Can Help page. Or simply drop the items off at our warehouse, 2115 Timber Way, Reno. The warehouse is off Sutro, in between North McCarran and Oddie boulevards. If you have large items that need to be picked up, please call (775) 323-7999 to schedule!

Shop Our Stores

Every time you shop at one of our thrift stores, you’re making a contribution to the Mission.

If you can help in any of these areas, please call
Luis Santoni, Executive Director, at (775) 323-0386, Ext. 11.