With YOUR help, The Kitchen, Inc. can continue to grow strong. 2017 is going to be no exception. With the grand opening of McClernon Villas, the ground breaking of our new shelter and support services building, and more money to house more individuals and families across the community, this year will no doubt be another one for the books.

In order to continue our efforts, we need your help! Please consider setting up a monthly recurring credit card donation or monthly bank draft. We also accept gifts of stock or become a part of Sister Lorraine’s legacy by naming The Kitchen, Inc. in your will. Your generous donation will make ending homelessness a reality.

New Beginning: Commemorative Brick

Help us build a pathway to ending homelessness by purchasing a commemorative brick to be laid at the new O’Reilly Family Campus. You can honor or memorialize a loved one with your gift. Your gift lays the foundation for a stronger community and helps us reach our initial construction goal by November!

Other Type of Donations

As our housing model has transitioned, so has our needs for donated items.  At this time we are experiencing a high need for furniture and household items including couches/love seats, chairs, bed frames, coffee and end tables, dressers, etc. Donations of these items will ensure our clients feel at home as we help transition from homelessness to stability.

If you have a large or unique gift that you would like to donate, please contact us directly at 417-837-1500.

Donation Locations

Receiving and Distribution Center

The Receiving and Distribution Center is located at 420 E. Blaine Street in Springfield. Hours of operation: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Monday-Friday. Donations made after 1:00 pm are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or pick up, please call (417) 837-1512.

Rare Breed Youth Services

For Rare Breed donations, please drop off at the Rare Breed Location at 301 N. Main between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm Monday-Friday. 


Daily Needs

Household Items

  • Furniture
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Kitchen Towels/Cloths
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Glasses/Cups
  • Can Openers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Trash Bags (13 Gallon)
  • Waste Baskets

Bed and Bath Items

  • Bed Frames
  • Mattresses
  • Sheets and Pillow Cases
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Shower Curtains
  • Shower Rods and Rings

Cleaning Items 

  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Brooms
  • Mops

Infant Care Items

  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby Food

Food Items 

  • Canned Goods
  • Non-Perishables
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Crackers
  • Soup

Toiletries and Household Items 

  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Products
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Body Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs (new)
  • Brushes (new)
  • Disposable Razors