Sojourner Truth House will gratefully accept in-kind donations for our community. Thank you for considering us for your donation!

If you would like to organize a donation drive please contact us, so that we can effectively coordinate the donations being collected. (219) 885-2282.

Urgent Needs!

  • Baby wipes (we are out!)
  • Deodorant (for both men and women)
  • Breakfast food (cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, and syrup)
  • Microwaves (to be provided to our clients upon obtaining permanent housing)

Put together a kit for one of our clients ready to move-in to stable housing!

Select from personal hygiene, household cleaning supplies, a bathroom, or a kitchen! Put together a themed or color scheme all packaged nicely, ready for our clients to choose off the shelf and move in.

On-going Needs

Food items for our Pantry:

  • Breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup)
  • Canned fruit, vegetables, meat, and soups
  • Dry pasta
  • Shelf-stable milk

Personal hygiene items for our clients:

  • Adult incontinence briefs
  • Body wash, hand soap, bar soap
  • Deodorant (for both men and women)
  • Diapers, pull-ups, and baby wipes
  • Lotion (scented and unscented)
  • Shampoo, conditioner, combs, hairbrushes, hair gel, hair care items
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash and floss
  • Toilet paper
  • Pads and tampons
  • Diapers, pull-ups, and baby wipes

Clothing items for our Clothes Closet:

  • Gym shoes, new or like new condition (especially in need of women’s size 11 and up and wide sizes)
  • Pajamas for adults (all sizes; XS through plus sized)
  • Women’s clothing size XS for the spring/ summer season

Household cleaners for our clients’ homes:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges and Brillo pads
  • Ziplock bags in quart gallon and jumbo (2 gallon) size

Housewares our client move-ins : 

  • Bagless vacuums
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths
  • Bed sheet sets, blankets, and comforters
  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Cutting boards and knife sets
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Garbage cans and waste baskets
  • Indoor household lightbulbs
  • Small appliances especially blenders, toasters, microwaves, irons and also ironing boards
  • Wall mirrors and picture frames

Five Loaves & Two Fish

Are you a member of an organization, business, or club seeking to make a positive impact in your community? Our Five Loaves and Two Fish Initiative is a special program aimed at addressing the food pantry requirements of Sojourner Truth House. By participating, you and your organization can actively contribute to the community.

Sojourner Truth House’s Food Pantry caters to the needs of approximately 700-1,000 families each month. As a result, the demand for supplies is higher than ever before, and the pantry is facing the challenge of depleting resources rapidly.

Currently, the most urgent needs include:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Hamburger helper
  • Jelly (no peanut butter)
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Pasta
  • Pork & beans
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti sauce

To get started with your drive, please fill out the form below, and someone will contact you or call Sharon at 219.789.2222.

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“No Thank You” List

We appreciate all the support we receive from our donors, but we are unable to accept the following items for safety or storage reasons.

Used bunkbeds
Used or opened carseats
Used cribs
Used bassinets
King & California King mattresses, box springs, and rails
Sofa beds / Convertible sofas
Entertainment centers
Bookcases and shelves
Appliances over 7 years old

Exercise equipment
Pianos / Organs
Construction materials
Open paint
Tires and automotive parts
Drapes / Curtains
Unframed glass or mirrors
CDs, DVDs, & VHS tapes or players
Figurines or knick knacks
Used books