More Than 90 Cents of Every Dollar Goes to Client Services

Our number one wish is for everyone in our community to have full stomachs, good health, and a place to call home. A combination of generous cash donations, a fleet of more than 1,500 volunteers, and invaluable in-kind support ensures that more than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to support programs that serve our neighbors in need.

Administrative Needs

Donations of administrative items help us keep costs down, ensuring that more than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to support programs that serve our neighbors in need.

  • 8 1/5 x 11″ Copy Paper
  • 8 1/5 x 11″ Light Green Paper
  • Adobe Illustrator and Writer for Windows
  • Ball Point Pens
  • Binder Clips
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Laptop Computer
  • Name Tag Holders
  • Post-It Notes
  • Sponges
  • Staplers
  • Thumb Drives
  • Tissues
  • Walkie-Talkies
  • White Out/Correction Tape

Hunger and Nutrition Needs

At Urban Ministries, our vision extends beyond just feeding the hungry to putting healthy food on tables & demonstrating the impact of nutrition on overall health & wellness. 

  • Grocery Bags (plastic and reusable)
  • Egg Cartons
  • Beans – Canned and Dry – Black, Navy, Pinto, Kidney, etc
  • Broccoli Plants (Not Seeds)
  • Brown Instant Rice
  • Fresh and Frozen Produce
  • Frozen Meats
  • Garden Company Gift Cards
  • Low Sodium, Low Sugar Cereals – Hot and Cold
  • Low Sodium, Low Sugar Jams and Jellies
  • Low Sodium, Low Sugar Peanut Butter
  • Low Sodium, Low Sugar Soups
  • Mulch
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Powdered Milk
  • Scotch Tape
  • Seeds (Lettuce, Garden/English Peas, Spinach, and Swiss Chard)
  • Whole Grain Pasta

Homelessness Needs

Through the Helen Wright Center, Urban Ministries lays the foundations for home by providing women with access to support programs that promote independence & increase dignity through self-reliance.

  • CAT bus passes
  • Both black and white socks
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • Combination locks
  • Pillows
  • Tool Kit
  • Towels (Full Sized)
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Washcloths
  • Women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Bath mats
  • Paper towels
  • Shower curtains
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bags (30gallon)
  • Meals—Contact Kerry Jones at

Healthcare Needs

The Open Door Clinic provides comprehensive primary medical care & full pharmacy services to uninsured, low-income adults. By stabilizing serious chronic conditions, we keep people healthy, working and able to support their families. And we reduce hospital usage by the uninsured, saving our community more than $6 million a year.

  • 2″ x 2″ Gauze Pads
  • 2 Digital Blood Pressure Monitors with Roller Stands
  • BP Monitor with Vinyl Cuff
  • Colored Sticky Notes
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Facial Tissues
  • Unexpired glucometer test strips and meters
  • Hematocrit Machine
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Highlighters
  • INR Strips
  • Latex Free Exam Gloves, Size M
  • Paper Towels
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Tonometer Pen (tonopen) to test for glaucoma
  • Window Envelopes (Size 10)
  • Medical Bandage Tape (silk, paper, etc)

Our clinic is not able to accept the following items because they are not usable for the chronic conditions we treat:

  • Bedpans
  • Canes
  • Hospice supplies
  • Oxygen supplies
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

Ready to Donate?

Donations can be dropped off at Urban Ministries of Wake County

1390 Capital Blvd
Raleigh NC 27603