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. See more specific corona virus-related impact information, how UCS is responding, and how you can help HERE. Thanks!]
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
- Clothing, Shoes, Socks, Backpacks
- Twin sheets & Blankets
- Bath towels & Washcloths
- Studio Apartment Furniture
- *NEW* Twin Mattresses, Springs, Frames
- TVs (LED/LCD)
- Personal Computers/Laptops (LED/LCD monitors)
- 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!
- RVs, boats, airplanes
- Musical instruments
- Gold, Silver, and Jewelry
- Antiques and Collectibles
- Overstock Furniture and Estate Furniture
- Real Estate Property—undeveloped land, houses, other buildings.
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 of your gift. Ask us how you can make this kind of contribution (812) 422-0297.