Donate Items
to Hope House

Mother and daughter Hope House residents

Donate Items
to Hope House

Donate Essential Items

We accept donations at our Lee's Summit and Independence locations:

Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
No appointment needed.
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

*We do not accept computers, monitors, printers, televisions or cribs manufactured prior to July 2014.


Holiday Wish List - 2017

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.


Urgent Needs

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
  • Hairbrushes, 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. We’ve found there are specific essential items that can help a displaced survivor feel a sense of home and belonging. They include:

  • Towels (kitchen, bath, etc.)
  • Washcloths
  • 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


Donate Your Old Vehicle

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Hope House is convenient and easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction.