Give Goods

Donation of Goods

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.

Homeless Outreach

Each week our Homeless Outreach Team take food & hygiene bags and other necessities to 30 to 50 individuals and families living on the street.

hygiene bags

food for outreach bags

Outreach Food Items:

  • 2-3 Proteins:    beanie weenies, vienna sausages, potted meat, tuna(easy open-cans or packets), peanut butter or cheese crackers(individual size), protein bars
  • fruit cups or applesauce
  • vegetables(easy-open)
  • cereal(individual size)
  • ramen noodle cups, pasta or soup(easy-open)
  • 1-2 Snack Items:    crackers, chips, cookies, granola bars
  • bottled water or juice(2 per bag in summer)
  • napkin & plastic utensils(pkg in small baggie)

Other Outreach Items:

  • Backpacks, sleeping bags & tents
  • Small sewing kits
  • Paper goods: toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Men & women’s jeans, t-shirts & sweatshirts
  • Men & 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.

New Home Starter Kit ↓↓

Housing Supply Items
  • KITCHEN: silverware, cooking utensils (large spoons, knives, spatula, pot holders, measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.), pots & pans w/lids, dish sets, misc. (aluminum foil, sandwich bags, can opener, salt/pepper shakers, salt & pepper, silverware organizer, ice cube trays, etc
  • CLEANING SUPPLIES: broom, dust pan, mop, cleaning solutions (toilet, dish, kitchen, window, dusting, etc.), toilet brush, plunger, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex), laundry & dish detergent, trash bags, sponges
  • LINEN: Sets of sheets, pillows, blankets, bath towels, shower curtain & rings, dish towels, wash cloths
  • MISC.: light bulbs, smoke alarms, ABC fire extinguishers (for small fires),  30 gal. plastic tubs with lids and sturdy handles, 13 gal. tall kitchen trash can, small round laundry basket ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • PERSONAL: soap, deodorant or antiperspirant, tooth paste, tooth brush, feminine hygiene products


  • twin, full or queen size beds & frames
  • small dressers
  • small shelves or tv stands
  • table & chair sets
  • sofa’s & loveseats
  • arm chairs
  • flat screen tv’s

** We do not accept king size beds, large or big screen tv’s, large pieces such as armoires, entertainment centers, sofa beds, appliances etc…

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