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🎁 Donations

Are you interested in donating to organizations around Murray? Here's a short list to get you started. Help us expand this list - send all details to and we'll get it added.

The following list is in alphabetical order, not in order of importance.

πŸ¦“ Angels Attic

Angels Attic provides financial support for Murray Calloway County Needline, HOPE Calloway, and support other community charities through the sale of donated items.

Visit the store from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, or [donate directly to them](.

🐳 Backpack Program

The Backpack Program provides food to school children when they go home for the weekend. Donations of individual-size food items can be dropped off at Needline Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; please don't donate any items containing peanuts. For more information call 270-753-6333.

  • 8 oz shelf-stable milk
  • Single-serve cereal boxes
  • Fruit cups
  • Cereal bars with no nuts
  • Pudding cups
  • Single-serve potato chip bags
  • Jello snack pack

🐹 Clutch

Provides "clutches" of feminine hygiene products to 8 local schools, 3,000+ students, and the Gentry House. Bring donations to Murray Art Guild, Vine Street Salon, Murray Visitors Bureau or 120 Mason Hall at MSU.

  • Tampons, all sizes
  • Pads, all sizes
  • Down There Wipes
  • Small zippered bags (like Ipsy bags, or small makeup bags)

πŸƒ HOPE Calloway

In a merge of the Gentry House and the MCC Homeless Coalition, HOPE Calloway provides a comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness in our community. They uncover the reasons individuals fall into a distressed state and connect them to the right service and support to get back on their feet again. By narrowing in on four key areas, HOPE Calloway is helping more people out of the cycle of homelessness and onto a path of a stable, healthy life.

Donate to HOPE Calloway here.

πŸ¦– Need Line

Need Line provides food and services to hungry neighbors in our community. Donations can be dropped off from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 509 North 8th Street. For more information call 270-753-6333.

  • Food Items
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned pasta
    • Spam
    • Jiffy cornmeal mix
    • Spinach
    • Jelly
    • Soups of all flavors
    • Crackers
    • Canned fruit
    • Jiffy biscuit mix
    • Mixed vegetables
    • Margarine/butter
    • Eggs
    • Hot dogs
    • Bread/buns
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Toilet paper
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Dish Liquid
    • Bar soap
    • Shampoo
    • Baby wipes
  • Large brown bags
  • Gallon zip-top bags

🐦 Main Street Youth Center

Feeds 30-50 youth each day after school. Donations can be dropped off at 513 South 4th Street from 2:30-5:30 pm. Call 270-753-8336 for more information.

  • Individually wrapped school snacks

πŸ¦™ Merryman House

Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center is committed to improving the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Call 1-270-443-6001 or 1-800-585-2686 for more information. All donations help to support operations of their 24/7 emergency shelter.

Please call 270-448-8071 if you plan to donate through Amazon. Amazon won’t send the Merryman House your contact information with your order, so they would love to have that to send you an official thank you letter and tax receipt!

πŸ› Soup for the Soul

Soup for the Soul is a soup kitchen that serves a free, hot meal Monday-Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm to anyone who is hungry. The kitchen is 100% funded by donations of food and money. Donations can be dropped off at 411 Maple Street from 1:00 - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday.

  • Financial contributions are always welcome. Donate here.
  • Food

    • Industrial-sized canned veggies
    • Sugar
    • Brown sugar
    • Instant pudding - vanilla or chocolate
    • Brownie mix
    • Instant powdered milk
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Cream of chicken soup
    • Cream of mushroom soup
    • Cream of celery soup
    • Fruit pie filling - apple, peach, or cherry
    • Canned chicken (larger size)
    • Cake mix
    • Frosting - vanilla, chocolate, cream cheese, strawberry
  • Paper Products

    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • ZipLock - quart & gallon sized bags
    • Parchment paper
    • Disposable gloves - large & medium
  • Cleaning & Miscellaneous

    • Windex
    • Bleach
    • Bleach spray cleaner
    • Non-stick cooking spray
    • Aluminum foil - large box from Sam's
    • Plastic wrap - large box from Sam's
    • Copy paper
    • SOS pads
    • Scrubbers
    • Dawn dish detergent, blue
    • Bathroom cleaner

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last updated january thirteenth