Make a Difference in Your Community: Host a Donation Drive!

We are truly grateful that you want to make a difference along with us. Your commitment to helping people experiencing homelessness in the Kansas City area is inspiring!

Fundraising is a great way to participate in our mission and make an impact in your community. With City Thrift you can help in more ways than one.

Earn Cash and Help the Community!

City Union Mission and City Thrift Stores make it easy for your non-profit organization to earn some extra cash while doing something good for the community.  Follow these links to find out which Fundraiser Opportunity in the Kansas City area is best for your group!

Donation Drive – usually takes place in a short time span.  Requires marketing, people and donations!  Earn cash based on how much you collect when you partner with City Thrift in the Kansas City area for a donation drive.

If you’re simply looking for a convenient place to donate your items, we have several Donation Bins placed around Kansas City to help make it easier to donate smaller items.  Click on a location to find a City Thrift Donation Bin nearest you!

Host a donation drive in Kansas City for toys, clothes, and more!

Here’s a great way to give back to the community while also helping your organization.   Nonprofit organizations such as school groups, scout troops or churches can raise funds by hosting a clothing and household items donation drive.  Businesses and individuals can also host a donation drive in Kansas City for a 501 (c) 3 organization of their choice.   The items donated benefit City Union Mission in Kansas City, providing shelter, meals, and programs for our homeless men and women.

3 easy steps to a successful fundraiser:

Ready, set, go!

Select a date and a location where donations can be easily accepted such as a large parking lot or spacious area where donors can drop off their donations of clothing, shoes, small furniture, and household items. After your group has decided on the details, be sure to contact us at

Market it.

Create flyers, call friends and family, and clean out closets and the garage!  Rally some volunteers to help organize, lift and unload the donated items!

Cash in!

If you work with us for a donation drive in the Kansas City area, City Thrift will pick up the donations and send your organization a check within 10 business days.

Here are some details about hosting a donation drive event!

Payments to the individual organizations are calculated based on the volume (in pounds) that are collected.  A minimum Save of 1,000 pounds or 35 large yard bags is required. Donated household items (non-clothing) are measured separately and treated as add-on value.  Large furniture, mattresses, appliances, and dangerous products are excluded. 

Here are some best practices to ensure that your event is the biggest and best!

  1. Set a minimum number of bags as the standard/expectation to be collected by each participant (10 bags)
  2. Incentivize participants and volunteers by awarding the winner with a meaningful prize (highest number of bags collected above the minimum standard)
  3. Have an adult leader clearly communicate that participation is required by all members in order to be a member of the organization (team)

If you would like more information about a fundraiser for your school, church, or other nonprofit organization, fill out the form below!  You will be contacted within 72 business hours.

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