Give Back

There are many ways to give back to the community! Throughout the year, we distribute free snack packs, hygiene kits, clothing, and more to residents in the surrounding communities. All items are donation-based and provided to us from local organizations or individuals.

If you are interested in donating, please review the list of suggested items below. If you are interested in donating an item that is not listed, please contact our office at 214-670-8418.

Suggested Donation Items

  • Nonperishable Food Items (Individually wrapped items or pop-top cans)
    • Vienna Sausages
    • Canned Tuna
    • Potted Meat 
    • Crackers
    • Granola Bars
    • Chips
    • Bottled Water/Juice (no energy drinks)
    • Powdered Drink Mix
    • Individually wrapped pastries
  • Clothing (New)
    • Socks
    • Underwear (men/women/all sizes)
    • Bras/Sports Bras
    • Flip Flops/Sandals (All sizes)
    • T-Shirts
  • Hygiene Products (Travel Size)
    • Soap
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
    • Razors
    • Personal Wipes
    • Lotion
    • Combs/Hair Brushes
    • Small Towels
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Body Spray
  • Miscellaneous
    • Lysol Spray
    • Diapers (all sizes)


You can also donate your time to the MLK, Jr. Community Center. There are many volunteer opportunities available to you throughout the year. For more information about volunteering, please visit

We do not accept perishable food items or used clothing items. If you are interesting in donating gently used clothing, please contact Carter’s House at 1-800-943-8663.