In addition to the up to date “Urgent Needs” list (on the home page of this website) and the “Everyday Needs” list (on the right-hand column of this page) which serve the day to day needs of our guests, the following accepted items also help meet the emergency and more specialized needs of guests — especially as they stabilize and seek permanent housing. You can always call us directly in the Day Shelter at (812) 426-9960 and ask us what else we might need to serve others.
[COVID-19 UPDATE: We are ONLY accepting essential items donations. Please, check our needs lists and/or call ahead. (812) 426-9960.
We accept small canned/packaged food donations anytime — some specifics are listed on the needs list. We accept left-overs from catered meals daily until 6 pm (if later, please call ahead to arrange). We accept and will pick up large food donations directly from local businesses (based on needs & storage capacity) preferably with an inventory list, expiration dates, and estimated values (for a gift receipt and tax purposes). We accept or pick up large food donations M-F, 8 am – 2:30 pm. Other days/or later times need to be arranged.
We appreciate the generosity of our donors who provide many of the necessities we use each day. Please note that we ask that all items be clean, safe, and in working condition. New and used items are accepted in most instances; however, if the item is something you would never use, wear or desire then the same goes for the people we serve.
Find out more about our needs by checking the urgent and ongoing needs lists.
- Household items, small appliances
- Backpacks & small luggage
- Cleaning supplies & equipment
- Bath towels & Washcloths
- Studio Apartment Furniture
- *NEW* Twin Mattresses, Springs, Frames
- Household Tools
- TVs (LED/LCD)
- WIN10 or WIN11 PCs/Laptops/Tablets
- 24″ or larger Monitors (LED/LCD)
- Cards, Games, Sporting goods
Amazon Charity List
If you want to ensure the current needs of those we serve are being met, then please utilize our Amazon Charity List and shop for essential everyday items. Your order will be/can be shipped directly to UCS. Thank you!
Do you know you can make significant contributions to United Caring Services and the people in need we serve when you donate non-cash assets? About 90% of America’s wealth is in our “stuff”—items that can be turned into cash for your favorite charity like UCS! Non-cash gifts accepted:
- Stock, bonds, and mutual funds – Popular Item!
- Program Vehicles: ADA accessible vans, Cars or SUVs
- Real Estate Property—undeveloped land, houses, other buildings.
- Overstock Furniture and Estate Furniture (studio apartment size only)
By giving an appreciated asset, you avoid capital gains tax on the sale and receive a higher tax deduction. For most non-cash assets, you receive a tax deduction based on the fair market value (FMV) of your gift. Ask us how you can make this kind of contribution (812) 422-0297.