In-kind Donations

Charity DonationSt. Martin de Porres House of Hope greatly appreciates in-kind donations. These critical items help us provide for the basic needs of the women we serve. We are currently in need of toiletries, personal care items and other goods.  Please see the list below for current items needed.

If you or a group you’re involved with would like to organize a donation drive to support our mission, please contact us at (773) 643-5843 ext. 15 so that our staff may assist in coordinating the drive.

We are currently in need of the following personal care items:

  • Band-Ads
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Dental Cleaner and Adhesive
  • Disposable Razors
  • Face and/or Body Lotion
  • Hair Brushes
  • Hail Oil
  • Mouthwash
  • Q-Tips
  • Shampoo

All personal care items must be unopened.

We are currently in need of the following over the counter medications:

  • Cough Drops
  • Cold, Sinus, and/or Allergy Medicine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Multivitamins
  • Tylenol

All over the counter medications must be sealed and unopened.

We are currently in need of the following miscellaneous items:

  • Cleaning supplies (e.g disinfecting wipes, cleaning powders or sprays, dishwashing liquid and sponges, garbage bags, etc.)
  • Coffee
  • Napkins
  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Popcorn

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope has limited storage and will only accept clothing in good condition and that is appropriate for the current season. Donated clothes must be clean and folded at the time of delivery.

Please call (773) 643-5843 ext. 15 before dropping off a donation of clothes to ensure that the items are currently being accepted. We are currently in need of the following clothing items:

  • Women’s Hats
  • Women’s Gloves
  • Women’s Robes
  • Women’s Scarves
  • Women’s Stretch/ Yoga Pants
  • Women’s’ T-Shirts

Click on the image below to see our Amazon Wishlist to pick out items that are needed. Donations can be mailed to:

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope
6423 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Please be sure to include your contact information (name and address) in the comment box so we know who the donation is from!  Your contact information will not automatically be included on the return shipping label.

Drop-Off Donations

We are unable to pick-up donations. In-kind donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to 6423 South Woodlawn Avenue. Donations are not accepted on holidays. If you are providing a large donation, please call first to schedule a drop-off. 


St. Martin de Porres House of Hope is an Illinois not-for-profit charitable corporation with tax exempt status pursuant to section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

If you have questions about in-kind donations, please call (773) 643-5843 ext. 15.