In-Kind Donations and Drives

Bethany House is always in need of individuals and groups to donate items for families living in shelter. Here are some ideas of items that we always need: 

Bethany Basics – When a family leaves shelter, they receive a Bethany Basics Basket. This basket contains items that families need to establish their new homes, such as bedding, bathroom supplies, kitchen equipment, cleaning, supplies, and more. 

Other Needed Donations: 

  • Hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion and more 
  • Baby needs such as diapers, formula, car seats, or other essentials. 
  • Nonperishable food for our kitchenette such as peanut butter, granola bars, snack-sized chips or crackers, dried fruit, and more.
  • NEW clothing of all sizes, especially socks

To organize a drive or arrange a drop off time, please contact Maribel Zayas-Pergola at or 513-813-4222. Please note that you need to make an appointment to drop off donations, Bethany House does NOT accept donations on weekends. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Due to limited storage space and the inability to pick up items, we are unable to accept furniture, used items, and used clothing.  Please consider our recommended partners:

  • Angel’s Arms Store 1882 Baltimore Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225 513-921-5889
    Accepts donated household items (no furniture) to distribute free to individuals and families in need.
  • New Life Furniture – (513) 313-0530
  • Vincent de Paul – (513) 421-CARE
  • The Salvation Army – 1-800-SA-TRUCK