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.

Apply today!
Guest Services Associate with Mental Health background
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 DECEMBER: Needed items include:
  • Thick gloves and mittens
  • Hats
  • Lip balm
  • Towels (all sizes)

  • Donations may be dropped off on Thursdays from 10am - 12pm and 1 - 2pm. 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    What items do guests need most right now?
    We are accepting women’s and children’s winter clothing that is either new or clean and in good condition. Coats are appreciated, especially larger sizes (2X-5X). Thank you for helping us serve our guests with dignity and respect by not bringing items that are worn, torn, stained, missing buttons, have broken zippers, etc. We accept only new socks and new 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, puzzles, or books at this time. Please only new bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers.

    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! 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


    Make us your Amazon Smile charity.
    Every purchase you make on Amazon can benefit St. Margaret's House. Click here to designate us as your Amazon Smile charity.