Immediate Needs


For “non-shoppers”, monetary gifts towards the Christmas Gifts are appreciated! Click on the Donate button above.

Please return your unwrapped gift to the Rescue Mission by Friday, December 15. All Donations are accepted from 8am-6pm in the Main Lobby: 402 4th St. SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Download a PDF of the 2023 Christmas Gifts Flyer

Gift Ideas for Shelter Guests

  • Cinch bags
  • Wallets
  • Earmuffs
  • Handwarmers
  • Fanny Packs
  • Puzzle Books
  • Ponchos
  • Trial Size Lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Antibacterial Wipes

Ongoing Shelter Needs

  • Hairbrushes and Combs
  • Slippers/Flip Flops
  • Men’s T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Cough Drops
  • Full size body wash
  • Full size shampoo
  • Full size conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Trial Size Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Washcloths
  • Bath towels
  • Cotton XL Twin Sheets
  • Pillows

Children and Youth
Collecting Unwrapped Gifts for Ages 0-18 Years

  • Toys
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Sporting goods (all types)
  • Art supplies
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Hygiene items
  • Hot cocoa
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape

Immediate Needs Wish List

Click here to donate items to our Immediate Needs Wish List

▶ Welcome Home Basket Wish List

Click here to donate items to our Welcome Home Basket Wish List

Ongoing needs at the Rescue Mission

  • Kitchen Spices
  • Sugar
  • Gatorade Mix
  • Condiment Packets
  • 3 Compartment Paper Plates
  • Milk
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Napkins

*A variety of sizes are needed for each.

Donations may be dropped off at main reception between 7am-7pm daily.