Give Goods

Donation of Goods & Wish List

Most of the basic necessities that Aurora provides the homeless or newly housed individuals and families served by our programs are donated by individuals and companies. And we ALWAYS need donations. To donate gently used or new items, please bring them to 1001 Mary St., Evansville, Indiana. To schedule a pick-up for furniture or large donation, please call 812-428-3246.

Aurora, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation. All in-kind donations are deductible under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Immediate Needs

  • Non-perishable Food (Canned food, snack items)
  • Bottled Water
  • $5 McDonald’s or Walmart gift cards
  • Bus tokens
  • Adult Socks and Underwear
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • 18-20 Gallon Storage Totes

Homeless Outreach


Each week, our Homeless Outreach Team takes food bags, hygiene products, and other necessities to 30 to 50 individuals and families living on the streets.

Outreach Bag Ingredients
Vital Optional
Plastic two-handle bags or reusable shopping bags Ramen Noodle Cups, Pasta or Soup (easy-open cans)
2-3 Proteins:

  • Beanie Weenies
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Potted meat
  • Tuna (cans or packages)
  • Peanut butter & Crackers or Cheese (individual size)
  • Protein Bars
Vegetables (easy-open cans)
Fruit (canned or cups) or Applesauce Cereal (individual size)
1-2 Snack Items

  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars
Bottled Water or Juice (two per bag in summer)
Napkin  & Plastic Eating Utensils (packaged in a small plastic baggie)


Other Outreach Supplies
Backpacks, Sleeping bags & Tents Small Sewing Kits
Paper Goods: Toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products Socks & Underwear – Men’s & Women’s
Jeans, T-Shirts, & Sweatshirts – Men’s & Women’s Travel-size Hygiene Products – Toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, soap, lotion, shave cream or gel, deodorant
Coats, Gloves & Hats Dark colored blankets


For the Newly Housed

When we are able to obtain housing for individuals and families, they generally do not have many belongings as they have been in shelter or on the street. The Housing Starter Kit, furniture and other supplies helps to fill this need.

Housing Supplies Needed
KITCHEN: Silverware (knives, forks, spoons); Cooking Utensils (large spoons, knives, spatula, pot holders, measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.); Frying pans, sauce pans, lids; Dishes (cereal bowls, fruit/pudding bowls, cups, glasses, large & small plates); Misc. (aluminum foil, sandwich bags, can opener, salt/pepper shakers, salt & pepper, silverware organizer, ice cube trays, etc.) LINEN: Sets of sheets, pillows, blankets, bath towels, shower curtain & rings, dish towels, wash cloths, sponges
CLEANING SUPPLIES: Broom, dust pan, waste basket, cleaning solutions (toilet, dish, kitchen, window, dusting, etc.), toilet brush, plunger, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex), laundry basket, detergent, trash bags PERSONAL SUPPLIES: soap, deodorant or antiperspirant, tooth paste, tooth brush, feminine hygiene products
MISC.: Light bulbs, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers (small for ABC fires) CONTAINERS: 30 gal. plastic tubs with lids and sturdy handles; 13 gal. tall kitchen trash can; small, round laundry basket ($1 at Dollar Tree)


Accepted Furniture Not Accepted
Twin, Full or Queen Size Beds & Frames King-size beds
Small Dressers Large or big screen televisions
Small Shelves or TV Stands Large or very heavy furniture such as armoires, T.V. stands or dressers, large sofas, sofa beds
Table & Chairs Appliances
Couches & Loveseats
Arm Chairs
Flat Screen TVS


Consider Organizing a Food Drive (great for youth groups, churches, classrooms, scouts)

  • Canned soups
  • Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s
  • Ramen noodles
  • Spam
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Boxed Dinners(Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper)
  • Mac & Cheese or boxed Potato Mix
  • Vienna Sauseges
  • Canned Tuna or Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Protein Bars
  • Crackers
  • Sugar/Flour
  • Tea/Kool Aid
  • Condiments (ketchup, ranch, bbq, mustard)
  • Cereal