Food Pantry and In-Kind Gifts

We also accept in-kind donations, which allow you give tangible items rather than cash donations that benefit the clients we serve. We accept in-kind donations to support several areas:

  • Food Pantry 
  • Silent auctions 
  • Support a client for the holidays: Individuals, corporations, churches, and civic groups can adopt a Damien Center client or family during the holiday season, providing gifts that will help make a happier holiday.

Current Food Pantry Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact the Director of Development and Communications at 317-632-0123 ext. 269 or

We are always in need of new and unopened hygiene or toiletry items, including:

  • adult and child diapers
  • bar soap
  • body wash
  • cleaning supplies
  • denture cleaner
  • deodorant
  • dry laundry soap
  • feminine products (pads and tampons)
  • paper towels
  • razors and shaving cream
  • shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • hygiene wipes

When you generously donate these items, we are better able to spend more money on food, increasing nutrition and variety for our clients. Of course, food donations are always encouraged and welcome. If you wish to donate food items, please consider the following:

  • canned fruits
  • Ensure (TM) (or other nutritional drinks)
  • small, healthy snack items
  • soups
  • other non-perishables (canned fruits or vegetables, boxed items, etc.)