Work with us!

At St. Margaret’s House, you can 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.

We are currently hiring a Director of Development. Click the link to apply today!

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.

Donations may be dropped off each week on Thursdays from 10am-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 staff and 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 fall/winter clothing that is either new or clean and in good condition. New and gently used coats, long-sleeve shirts, and long pants are most helpful. 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.

Needed items include:

  • extra large coats (XL, 2X, 3X, etc.)
  • women’s gloves
  • baby wipes
  • diapers: sizes 5 & 6
  • full-size bottles of shampoo & conditioner
  • full-size bottles of lotion
  • hand & bath towels
  • brand-new socks
  • sanitary pads


Do you accept household items?
Linens—towels, sheets, blankets, and comforters—are always needed. Please mark 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.

Do you accept food?
Because we are not a food pantry, we do not accept donations of food.

Why do you accept donations only one time each week? 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 small number of staff and volunteers to help us sort and stock items (to help, please click on the “Volunteer With Us” 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.

Please refer to our wishlist for items we need: General Wishlist