Thank you for your generous support of the Center for the Homeless!



The Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax deductible. One of the realities that we face each day at the Center for the Homeless is the challenge of raising money. Helping the homeless requires individuals like you to make a commitment to help those among us who are in the greatest need. This is particularly true at the Center, where less than 20% of our annual budget comes from government grants. You can make an online contribution to the Center right now using your credit card by clicking on the following credit card logo banner:



Or, if you prefer, you may mail a check via U.S. Post to the following address:


Center for the Homeless
813 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601

For general information about donations please contact the Front Desk at (574) 282-8700

Immediate Needs

Immediate Needs

Immediate Needs

  • Cough Drops
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Tissues
  • Stage 2 and 3 bottle nipples
  • Size 4 diapers (unopened)
  • Pillows
  • Baby Wipes
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Double or triple-edge razors
  • Lysol wipes
  • African American Hair Care products
  • Travel-sized bottles of body wash/shampoos, conditioners
  • Deodorant (all skin types)
  • Blankets
  • Reading glasses- all strengths
  • New socks and underwear
  • Hand sanitizer - large
  • Ear plugs
  • Men's shoes
  • Work boots
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Lysol
  • Trash Bags
  • Cold Medicine (alcohol free) for kids and adults
  • Shower flip flops
  • Petrolium jelly
  • DIBs

We are grateful for your donations to the Center for the Homeless. Thank you!


Critical Needs

Ongoing Needs

Ongoing Needs

  • Flash drives
  • Science calculators
  • Women's Hygiene Products
  • In-kind donation of routine maintenance on CFH vehicles
  • New socks and underwear (men's and women's)
  • X-Large - XXXL shirts, men and women
  • Women’s dress shoes (sizes 8 and up)
  • Men's Shoes: size 9-14
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Common toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, powder, etc)
  • Lip balm
  • 2 to 3-inch 3-ring binders
  • Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, aspirin
  • Blue collared shirts (youth and adult S, M, L)
  • Belts
  • DVD movies rated PG
  • Sporting equipment (jump ropes, dodgeballs, etc.)
  • Supplies for first aid kits
  • Infant Orajel
  • Underwear for children
  • Kleenex
  • Ziploc bags
  • Toys for infants 0-12 months
  • latex gloves
  • Pack 'n' Plays
  • U-Locks for bikes

If you would like to donate additional items please feel free to drop them off with the front desk. Thank you!