You Can Help

Work with us.

We are hiring! Be a part of the important work of St. Margaret's House and impact our community in a positive and direct way. Our staff is a diverse group of highly capable and committed women with a range of professional and personal experiences.

Open positions:
Guest Services Associate w/Mental Health Expertise
Guest Services Associate

Make a gift.

Click here to donate through our website or mail a check to: 117 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601. For more information or to inquire about naming St. Margaret's House in your estate or making a gift of stock, please contact us at 574-234-7795 or via email.

Donate items.

FOR MAY: Needed items include:
  • Pots and pans (gently used)
  • Backpacks
  • Rolling hand carts

  • Thanks to our generous donors, we do not need coats at this time.

    Donations may be dropped off on Thursdays from 10am - 12pm and 1-3pm. Please bring donations to the front desk. To enter, please press the call button and walk up the steps to the first floor. Due to space constraints, we are able to accept only one bag per donor at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    What items do guests need most right now?
    We need seasonal women’s and children’s clothing that is either new or clean and in good condition. Please do not bring items with excessive wear, tears, stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc. We accept only new socks and underwear.

    Do you accept household items?
    Linens—towels, sheets, blankets, and comforters—are always needed. Please mark the bedding with the size, if possible. Small kitchen appliances in good repair and pots & pans are helpful. Many of our guests walk or ride the bus, so small easy-to-carry items are most appreciated. Because we focus on meeting immediate needs, trinkets and home décor are not useful.

    What about children’s items?
    Due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept car seats. Please call ahead if you have larger baby items you wish to donate. Please: no toys, stuffed animals, or puzzles at this time.

    Why do you accept donations only on Thursdays? And why can we only bring one bag at a time?
    We have been amazed and overwhelmed by the generosity of our community! Because of the pandemic, we have a reduced number of volunteers to help us sort and stock items (to help, please click on the "Volunteer" tab!). We have a limited amount of storage space and are not able to save items for different seasons.

    Thank you for helping us to serve our guests with dignity and respect!
    Purchase items from Amazon.

    Refer to our Wishlist for items we need.
    General Wishlist

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