In Kind and Material Support

In Kind and Material Support

Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo programs, Caring Network, and The Ark Shelter, will accept only pre-packaged boxes of diapers, wipes, formula, and food until September 5! We cannot accept gently used/pre-owned items at this time. Thank you for your understanding!

All of our programs depend upon donations of items for use by our clients and our Wish Lists (below) include some of the items that we commonly need for each program.

Out of respect and dignity for the individuals and families we serve, CCDOK:
•Does not accept stained and frayed clothing, bedding, or towels; gently used items in good condition are appreciated!
•Does not accept household items, furniture, and toys that are broken or dirty.
•Only accepts mattresses that are clean and whose covers are not ripped or torn.

While we are grateful for every donation given, please consider the condition of the items you donate - if they are in a state where you would not use them with your own children, please do not ask our clients and their families to do so.

Unfortunately, we are unable to pick up your donations, but we welcome them and encourage you to directly call the program or Jeannine Boehm (269-381-9800) to see if we can put your potential donation to good use.

Wish List

Caring Network (for more information call 269-381-9800)

  • New or gently used newborn or infant clothing (up to 4T)
  • New or gently used baby sheets
  • New or gently used blankets
  • Large size diapers (3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Pack and Plays
  • High Chairs
  • Mattresses in good condition - with cover intact, no tears or stains
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Strollers and umbrella strollers
  • New infant car seats
  • Hardcover children's books and toys
  • Contemporary maternity clothes
  • Gift cards to Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart etc.

Caring Network staff are trained in the most current Safe Sleep and Car Safety practices! The following items are no longer given to our participants because of health and safety guidelines:

Baby oil or powders
Car seat head rests, seat strap covers, or seat mats
Side and back window shades for car seats
Back seat mirrors for car seats
Bundle Me Car seat covers
Rock n Plays
Breast pumps and breast pump tubing of any kind (Insurance and WIC provide new units for our mothers)
Cribs, crib bumpers, or breathable bumpers

The Ark Shelter (for more information call 269-343-8765)

  • Twin sheet sets (new or gently used)
  • Blankets (new or gently used)
  • Pillows
  • Games
  • Movies (G rated)
  • Books
  • Certificates for pizza, bowling, etc.
  • Personal care items
  • Art supplies
  • Athletic/lounge wear (sweatshirts, hoodies, leggings)

The Ark Youth Independent LIving Program (for more information call 269-381-9800)

New Items Needed:
Televisions (flat screen/wall mountable)
Pack' n plays

Also Needed:

  • Twin sheet sets (new or gently used)
  • Blankets (new or gently used)
  • Pillows
  • Dish sets and glassware
  • Silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Twin mattress/Box Spring (new or gently used)
  • Small dining table (2-4 chairs)
  • Bath and kitchen towels
  • Personal care items
  • Lamps
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Cleaning Supplies, Trash bags
  • Brooms, dustpans and mops
  • Gift cards to Meijer, Target, etc.