An important way you can help those served at Waterfront is through item donations.
You can donate food, as well as new or gently-used items to the Mission to help stock and fund our emergency shelters and Recovery Programs, and other services we provide to the less fortunate in our community.
Please click on a link below to find out the different ways you can donate to the Mission.
Waterfront Rescue Mission provides not only meals and shelters but also clothing, hygiene supplies, and much-needed items to our homeless neighbors.
Below is a list of items the Mission needs most. Please call 850-436-7868 to find out where to deliver your donations. Or you can have them shipped from Amazon or other retailers directly to the Mission.
Donating food and organizing food drives are great ways to help the Mission serve thousands of meals to the hungry and homeless every year!
- Lemonade and Kool-Aid drink powder
- Individual-size juices
- White/brown sugar
- Olive oil/cooking oil
- Pancake syrup
- Canned vegetables (huge cans preferred)
- Cans of cream soup (mushroom, chicken, etc.)
- Bottled water
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Seasonings (Italian, cayenne, cumin, chili powder, coriander)
- Fruit cups/individual applesauce
When homeless men and women come to us from the streets, they are often in need of more than a hot meal and a safe place to stay. Having a clean set of clothes is often the first step toward restoring their sense of dignity.
- New socks
- New underwear
- Denim jeans
(Waterfront Thrift Stores also accept gently-used clothing.)
Hygiene and Medical Supplies
Men and women who visit the Mission are in constant need of hygiene supplies (travel sizes are best!). These items can also be easily collected through an Item Drive through your church, group or business. Or have them shipped directly to the Mission from your favorite retailer.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss
- Shaving cream
- Lip balm
- Facial tissue
- Adhesive bandages
- Cough or cold medicine
- Allergy medication
- Cough drops
Gift card donations are an excellent way to provide for more specific needs of Waterfront Rescue Mission and the homeless people that are served and supported every day.
- Grocery stores
- Department stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, etc.)
- Gas stations
- Linens (twin size sheets and pillow cases)
- Towels and washcloths
- Dishtowels and sponges
- Cleaning supplies
- Steno pads/writing tablets
- Reading glasses
- Laundry detergent
Do you have clothes you no longer wear? Would you like to get rid of that microwave collecting dust in the garage? Donate your items to the Mission or our Thrift Stores!
By donating your gently-used goods to one of the Mission’s thrift stores, you are directly helping the Mission serve the homeless and hungry in your community. At our thrift stores, we sell donated items to the public, and all of the proceeds are used in the Mission’s rescue services and recovery programs.
The Mission’s Thrift Stores accept a wide variety of household items in good condition:
- Men’s clothing
- Women’s clothing
- Children’s clothing
- Furniture (couches, beds, chairs, etc.)
- Appliances (refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, etc.)
- Lawn furniture
- Musical instruments
- Lawn equipment
- Collectibles and antiques
Visit the Waterfront Thrift Store website to find your nearest location or schedule a pick up.
Donating your used vehicle can help the help the Mission drive out hunger and homelessness in the Mobile/Baldwin Counties area. A portion of the proceeds from your donated motor vehicle goes directly to the Mission, providing lifesaving services to those who need it most. Your vehicle donation is tax deductible and helps change lives. Please call 1-800-448-3227 or visit CharityCar.us