IN-KIND GIFTS / DONATED ITEMS

We partner with the community to provide as many resources as possible to help the children and families in our programs reduce barriers and challenges negatively affecting their lives. You can help by donating in-kind items.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are only accepting in-kind drop-offs of:
  • homemade cloth masks for team members still in direct contact with youth and other community members to provide services, and  

Please contact Leah at leah.kent@cornerstonesofcare.org or (816) 807-0387 to donate. 

If you would like to support our children and families in other ways during this time of uncertainty, please consider a financial contribution.

Ongoing and Seasonal Needs

Ongoing Needs:
  • hygiene supplies
  • socks & underwear
  • bath towels & wash cloths
  • twin-sized sheet sets
  • twin-size comforters
  • laundry baskets
  • sets of dishes, pots & pans
  • white or navy polo shirts
  • khaki pants
January—March:  Spring Break with Expressive & Recreational Therapy
  • sports balls 
  • Lego & Duplo blocks 
  • DVDs rated G, PG or PG-13 
  • markers & colored pencils 
  • sketch books & coloring books 
  • gardening tools & gloves 
  • 64-gallon tubs
April—June:  Hello, Summer!
  • sunscreen & bug spray 
  • beach towels 
  • swimming trunks (men's S-XL) 
  • swimming goggles 
  • flip flops (men's & women's) 

  • gift certificates/passes for outings (movies, museums, sporting events) 
July—September:  Back to School
  • spiral notebooks
  • composition notebooks
  • two-pocket folders
  • markers (thin & wide)
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • protractors
  • rulers
  • scientific calculators
  • backpacks
  • gift cards to Walmart or Target to purchase school uniforms
October—December:  Warm Winter Wishes
  • child-sized winter coats
  • adult-sized winter coats
  • gloves & mittens
  • toys for children of all ages
  • baby & toddler items
  • kitchen & household items
  • bath & body items
  • gift cards to Walmart, Target or restaurants

Holiday Gifts

Individuals and groups can spread some holiday cheer by providing gifts for children and families in our care (or $10 gift cards to Walmart or Target). 

  • Sponsor-a-Youth — "Sponsor" a youth in our care to give them a joyous holiday by purchasing items off their holiday wish list. Due to the nature of our work, new wish lists will continue to be added as new children are brought into our care. Contact sponsorayouth@cornerstonesofcare.org to learn more.
  • Gift Gallery — Donate new, unwrapped items for children, teens and adults for our Gift Gallery, where families in our community-based programs shop at no cost to ensure everyone in the household has a gift to open during the holidays. Contact Stefanie at stefanie.lindsay@cornerstonesofcare.org to learn more.

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Donation Drop-Off Details

In the Kansas City Area

We are not currently accepting luggage donations at this time, please check back soon for updates!

You may deliver your donations to any of our main campusesWhen you arrive, please check in at the front desk inside and simply complete a donation form and take a copy of it as a receipt for your records. Ask for anyone in the Development Department for individual assistance.

Please contact us in advance to confirm our storage space and to schedule a time to drop-off your donations when staff members will be available to assist you.

While we partner with MAJ-R Thrift to provide curbside donation pick-ups and convenient drop-off bins throughout the city for your gently used items, they are currently not accepting donations at this time. Please check back at a later date or call then to see when they are accepting donations again.

Those items are then sold at one of their local thrift store locations. A portion of sales are donated back to us each month. If you would like to schedule a curbside pick-up, you will work directly with MAJ-R Thrift to coordinate those details when one of their trucks will be in your area next. You can schedule a pick-up time online based on when trucks will be in your neighborhood. They also provide convenient donation bins located throughout the city for you to donate smaller items. View a list of bin locations.

Outside the Kansas City Metro Area

You may deliver donations at:

  • Cornerstones of Care – Pathways Wichita
    2606 E Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67214 

All donations should be coordinated with Lauren Collins at 316-682-4000. Please keep in mind that this location primarily serves teens and young adults.