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.

At this time, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not accepting in-kind drop-offs at any of our locations to maintain the safety and health of both our staff and those we serve. If you would like to support our children and families 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
New and gently-used luggage/duffle bags needed for children entering foster care and youth in our transitional living program. Items can be dropped off at our KCK office. Please contact Sally at sally.cook@cornerstonesofcare.org or (816) 210-5381 prior to delivering items so proper arrangements can be made.

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

You may deliver your luggage or duffle bags to our Cornerstones of Care — KCK office at 155 South 18th Street, Kansas City, Kan., between regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Sally Cook at (816) 210-5381 or sally.cook@cornerstonesofcare.org prior to dropping anything off at our office so proper arrangements can be made. Thank you. 

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.

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. 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.