As an organization that provides transitional housing, we’re always looking for donations of daily goods such as food, clothes, household and hygiene products, as well as furniture both for our new building and for veterans moving into permanent housing. However we’re also more than happy to accept cash donations for simplicity’s sake and to eventually fund the development of our own building. For more specific ideas of what we’re looking for see our lists below as well as info on how to donate. 

Food: Serving our residents three meals a day we generally prefer items that can be stored a decent period of time and/or staples that are almost always useful. Such items as:

  • Meat products
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Butter/Margarine

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water and Gatorade
  • Coffee, cocoa, and tea
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

Personal items: basic necessities for day to day life

  • Underwear/T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Disposable razors

  • Antiperspirant
  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Bath soap and shower gels
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Feminine supplies

Household items: supplies to help us keep a clean and safe temporary home

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Sheets

  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Sponges and dish scrubbers

Furniture: Placing nearly 100 veterans in permanent housing every year, we can always use more furniture

  • Dressers
  • Sofas
  • Living room chairs
  • End tables
  • Lamps

  • Flatware
  • Kitchen items
  • Bed linens
  • Blankets and quilts
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

Remember to use a discount finding tool, like Capital One Shopping, whenever you’re shopping online for these supplies.

For more some items we’re looking for, please see our Amazon wishlist

Ways to donate

  • For items to donate, call (816) 863-8224 or use our online contact form
  • To donate money, we accept checks, cashiers checks, or direct payments
    • Direct payments can be made through the donate button on the right of the page
    • Checks should be made out to “Footprints: Heroes Home Gate” and can be mailed or delivered directly
      • Mail can be sent to Joel Bailey at 2017 E Linwood Blvd, KCMO 64109
      • To deliver directly please set up an appointment by calling 816-863-8224 or by emailing