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Donate Items to Hope House

Hope House greatly appreciates in-kind donations. Donations like those from Aly, who collected toys and Urgent Needs items (like those below) for her 3rd birthday. Aly's mom used the opportunity to teach Aly what it meant to be a part of a Caring Community and donate. 

We accept donations at our Lee's Summit or Independence locations Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., without appointment. To get directions to the drop-off location nearest you, call 816-461-4188, and dial 0 for the operator (we don't post our street address/directions online or in email due to safety concerns)If you have questions about donations, please email Traci at tpadget@hopehouse.net.

Please note that we do not accept computers, monitors, fax machines, printers, televisions, or any type of crib that was manufactured prior to July 2011.


Urgent Needs:

We now have a wish list on Amazon.com, Target.com and WalMart.com that makes it super easy for you to help us with our Urgent Needs. Simply buy the item(s) on any of these sites and they will ship your purchase to us. To access the list, type in Hope for the First Name and House for the Last Name.

List updated on 7/2016

  • Ibuprofen (Motrin), Tylenol, Neosporin, Tums
  • Cold/Flu medications and Allergy medications (over the counter adult/children/infant)
  • Regular size Band-Aids, Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lysol cleaning spray and wipes
  • Ethnic hair products such as; relaxers, gels, and hair grease
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Hair brushes, wide tooth combs
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Children's underwear (boys, girls, all sizes)
  • Women’s socks
  • Razors
  • Deodorant

To view a list of our ongoing needs please click here.


Wish List Items

Imagine starting over from scratch. That's what many of our clients have to do once they leave Hope House. Having left their homes with little or nothing, they must start over in a new place. For that reason we have created a wish list:

  • Towels (kitchen, bath, etc)
  • Wash cloths
  • Sheets/bedding (twin, double, queen)
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Kitchen countertop appliances (microwave, toaster, blender, mixer, coffee maker, toaster oven, crock pot, can opener, etc)
  • Small furniture (end tables, night stands, etc)
  • Alarm clocks


Holiday Wish List Items




Teens –watches, wallets, IPods/MP3 players, cologne, TV shows & movies on DVD, DVD and teen board games (Scene It, Taboo, Shout About Movies), DVD players, hair accessories, purses, age appropriate make-up/nail polish, perfume, journals, local sports jerseys, tennis shoes, and gift cards* (Foot Locker, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Target, Google Play), prepaid cell phones with minutes, cell phone accessories, digital cameras, jewelry, electronic games/game systems, movie passes (AMC Independence or B&B Lees Summit), tablets, E-readers (Kindle, Nook)

Women – digital cameras, planners, one cup coffee makers, dishes, watches, scrapbooks, journals, luggage, manicure sets, pajamas, robes, slippers, cell phone accessories, movie passes (AMC Independence Center or B&B Lees Summit), phone cards long distance and international,  DVD players, DVDs, and gift cards* (Target, Wal-Mart, Beauty Brands, gas cards, and grocery cards), perfume sets, bath/lotion sets, flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers, hot rollers, tablets, E-readers (Kindle, Nook)

Children (No violent toys or toys with weapons please) – Ethnic dolls/toys, dress-up clothes for both boys and girls, sports equipment, helmets, hand-held games, wireless remote control cars, batteries, trucks, skate boards, tea sets, arts & craft kits, scooters, skates, electronic toys, fishing poles/sets, bicycles, cameras, IPod/MP3 players, radios, DVD players, children’s DVDs (movies, TV shows)

Stocking stuffers –socks, underwear, slippers/flip flops, hats, gloves, and scarves for both genders and all sizes

Holiday Store Supplies – tissue paper, tags, scissors, bows, ribbon, batteries of all sizes and scotch tape

Holiday Food Baskets – Hams, turkeys, stuffing mixes, canned fruits and vegetables, canned sweet potatoes, marshmallows, dinner rolls, instant mashed potatoes, canned gravy, and no bake boxed desserts

Other Items- Gift cards for ethnic markets/grocery stores, spiritual texts/prayer books for a variety of religions (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Spanish language, etc.), rice cookers, international calling cards, Spanish language books.

* Please make gift cards in $25 or smaller increments.

Please call 816-461-4188 ext. 0 for delivery instructions and more information.


Donate Your Old Vehicle

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Hope House, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting services for those trying to escape domestic violence.

Why not donate your vehicle today? All you need to do is to complete our simple online donation form or call 1-866-628-2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Call 1-866-628-2277 or online at vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/HOU.


Best Value Thrift Store (formerly Bargainhaus)

Hope House is in partnership with Best Value Thrift Store who will collect donated items on behalf of Hope House to sell in their thrift stores. Hope House receives a monthly remittance resulting from the sale of donated items.

This partnership creates a compensation in support of Hope House programs and operations!

Best Value will gladly pick up your donation from your home! (Please note that they do not accept computers, monitors, faxes, printers, televisions or any cribs that were manufactured prior to July 2011.) Call 816.554.0870 (in the KC area) to arrange a pick up. If you prefer to drop off your donation (or want to shop!), you can visit them at 5631 E. Truman Road, KCMO. (map it)


Go Green with The Funding Factory

What do you do with that old cell phone or iPod? What about your used toner/inkjet cartridges at home and at work? The Funding Factory will give Hope House a donation for the full buyback value of these items that might normally throw away!

Find out more!