Collecting items for the Motor City Mitten Mission

FINANCIAL DONATIONS are ALWAYS NEEDED and welcomed to cover the operating expenses as well as to purchase additional necessities needed for our homeless and needy population. However, we also are in need of various other donations that include the following items listed below.  These items are generally given out directly to the homeless and needy by one of our MCMM Outreach Volunteers either on the street or in one of our partnering shelters, schools or the Children’s Center of Detroit. We make sure that your donations are in the hands of the people that need them as soon as possible!


  • Backpacks
  • Blankets/Sleeping bags
  • Boots, flip flops/shower shoes, tennis shoes, winter boots
  • Clothing (pants and shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, tshirts
  • Long underwear, underwear (men and women), bras, boxer shorts
  • Socks
  • Ponchos, ski and rain pants
  • ski gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • hand and toe warmers
  • First Aid Kits
  • umbrellas
  • tents, tarps, toasters

** Larger sizes (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) are especially needed for both men and women

PERSONAL CARE PACK ITEMS (travel sizes are ideal)

  • comb and/or brush
  • shampoo, conditioner
  • deodorant
  • dental floss/picks
  • hand sanitizer
  • lip balm
  • lotion
  • mouthwash
  • qtips
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • soap (liquid or bar)
  • sunscreen
  • toilet paper
  • toothbrushes
  • toohpaste
  • washcloths
  • wet wipes
  • women's sanitary pads and tampons


  • Beef jerky/Slim Jims
  • Protein bars
  • Protein Drinks (boost, ensure, etc)
  • Ready to open canned goods (chicken/tuna salad kits, spaghetti os, ravioli, soups)
  • Trail mix


  • First reader books, story books, baby board books. We get these into the hands of some families we work with to encourage reading in the home.


Brand new items to be used in our Auction Fundraiser

Top Golf Sunday April 28, 2019 1-4 pm.  For more information, check our website.


  • Cash or check donations can be made payable to: The Motor City Mitten Mission
  • Credit Card donations can be made directly to the Motor City Mitten Mission via our website at:


Drop off items at Berkshire's Front Lobby, c/o Pam Lucken. If you have a larger donation, contact Pam at or 248-203-4706. 

Need a service project?  The Motor City Mitten Mission would be happy to work with you on a collection drive.  Text Cindy Trotta 248-417-9783 and we can set up a time to chat.