Ways to Help
Donate | Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund is a charitable investment account, set up by your financial advisor, to support charities of your choice. You can contribute cash, stock or other assets to a Donor Advised Fund to go to a charity and are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth and you retain the right to recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity, such as City Mission.
Donor Advised Funds are an easy and tax-efficient way to manage your charitable giving! Grants made to City Mission through Donor Advised Funds are designated to be used “Where Most Needed.” Reach out to your financial advisor today to set this up.
If you have a specific interest that you’d like to discuss or questions about this for the mission, please contact Dr. Sally Mounts, Chief Development Officer, at 724-705-7122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Monetary Donations
Your generosity helps City Mission continue making an impact in the lives of the homeless and in need in our region. Did you know that you can directly donate stock, wills, property and other financial instruments? Please consult your financial adviser for your specific situation.
- Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds
- Property including land and buildings
- Wills & Trusts, Annuity, Bequests, and Planned Gifts
Donate by Shopping
Shop Our Thrift Stores
Shop City Mission Thrift Stores to get a deal on great merchandise with 100% of the proceeds going right back into City Mission Life Recovery Programs. For more information on store locations, hours and more, go to our Stores page.
What We Can Accept
City Mission accepts a wide range of household and non-household items. Here is a general list of what we can accept. Here is a list of acceptable items with specific requirements for each category,
- Clothing Accessories
- Craft | Hobby Supplies
- Formal Wear
- Home Decor
- Household Goods
- Jewelry | Watches
- Large Appliances
- Shoes | Boots
- Small Appliances
- Sports Equipment
- Toys, Playsets, Puzzles & Action Figures
- Books, Magazines, CD’s, Records & DVD/VHS movies
- Video Games | Board Games
What We Cannot Accept
Car Seats, Paint, Computers/Monitors, Copiers, Gas Dryers, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Magazines, Text Books, Entertainment Centers (made of pressed wood/particle board), damaged Furniture (stained fabric, excessive wear, damaged covering, excessive pet hair or in need of repairs), large Foosball & Pool Tables, Mattresses, Mirrors w/ no frames, Box Springs, Gas Stoves, Organs, Pianos, Tires, Toilets, Sinks, Vanities & TV’s.
- Batteries (alkaline | automotive)
- Built-in Appliances
- Car Seats
- Computers | Monitors | Copiers
- Dictionaries | Encyclopedias | Text Books
- Entertainment Centers (pressed wood | particle board)
- Damaged Furniture (stained fabric, excessive wear, damaged covering, excessive pet hair or in need of repairs)
- Large Foosball | Pool Tables
- Mattresses | Box Springs
- Mirrors with No Frames
- Gas Stoves
- Organs | Pianos
- Toilets | Sinks
Donation Drop off or Pick Up
We accept your donations at any of our thrift stores, our vocational training center, or any of our area donation bins. For bulk items, including furniture and appliances, please drop off at our vocational training center Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1000 Sheffield St, Washington. We do on occasion pick up bulk items. To schedule pick-up, please call us at (724) 705-7128 to see when we are servicing your area.
— Luke 6:38