YOU CAN HELP

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 our Senior Director of Sustainability, Strategy & Development, Lauren Smyth, at 574-234-7795 or via email.

Donate items.

Our weekly Donations Day is Thursday from 10am-4pm. If you need to bring items outside of these hours, please contact us first.

Please bring donations to the front desk. To enter, please press the call button and walk up the steps to the first floor. If you have a large donation, please contact us in advance.

We are currently accepting women’s and children’s new and lightly used clothing that is in season. Please limit the amount of items you bring as we have very limited storage space.

PLEASE take time to ensure that all donated items are in good shape: clean with no stains or tears and all zippers working/buttons in place. Thank you for helping us to serve our guests with dignity and respect!

WE REALLY NEED:

Toiletries

  • bar soap
  • shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash (both large and small)
  • sanitary pads (light, medium, heavy)
  • diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 2T-5T)

 

Clothing

  • tank tops, shorts, light summer clothing
  • sandals
  • comfortable shoes for walking
  • backpacks, purses
  • light jackets

Household items

  • linens: bath towels, sheets (please mark size, if possible)
  • kitchen utensils/silverware
  • pots, pans, dishes

 

WE MIGHT ACCEPT:

*Please contact us in advance.

  • larger baby items (playpen, stroller)
  • small appliances  (microwave, toaster oven)

 

WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • food
  • infant/child car seats
  • high chairs, bouncy seats
  • furniture
  • large appliances
  • medical equipment

 

WE REALLY DO NOT NEED:

Please do not bring these items.

  • outdated or broken appliances
  • toys or puzzles
  • high-heeled shoes
  • books
  • video cassettes or DVD’s
  • home decor and knick-knacks
  • teacups/saucers, wine glasses, and other delicate dishware
  • out-of-season infant, children, and women’s clothing
  • clothing that is dirty, stained, missing buttons, etc.

We value our donors and thank you for your understanding and cooperation! 

Purchase items from our Wishlist.

 
You can purchase needed items that can be shipped directly to us: Amazon Wishlist