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Household Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating household items to Exodus Refugee! Please see the information below for answers to some of the most common questions about making donation.

Can you pick up donations?

Please note that Exodus cannot pick up donations. Exodus can accept furniture and other large donations only if they can be dropped off.

Where do I drop off my donations?

Donations can be dropped off at our Exodus Indianapolis (2457 E Washington St, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46201) or Exodus Bloomington (1401 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401) offices.


When can I make a donation?

Right now, Exodus is accepting donations by appointment only. To make a donation in Indianapolis, please reach out to Cassandra at csanborn@exodusrefugee.org. Donations can usually be accepted on weekdays between 9:00 and 5:00, but donors should still reach out to set up a time to drop off any donations.

To make a donation in Bloomington, please reach out to Sarah at sowen@exodusrefugee.org.


What can I donate?

We are currently accepting the following items in both our Indianapolis and Bloomington offices:

Gift Cards

  • Gift Cards to Walmart, Amazon, Saraga, or other local retailers to purchase culturally appropriate food and other items.
  • Gifts cards to Uber and Lyft to help provide transportation for our clients


  • Couches (new or gently used)
  • Dining Room Tables and Chairs (new or gently used)
  • Dressers (new or gently used)

For Kids

  • Backpacks (new or gently used)
  • School supplies (new only


  • Kitchen trashcans (new or gently used)
  • Plates (new or gently used)
  • Bowls (new or gently used)
  • Mugs (new or gently used)
  • Glasses (new or gently used)
  • Dish drying racks (new or gently used)
  • Cutting boards (new or gently used)
  • Teapots (new or gently used)
  • Rice cookers (new or gently used)

Toiletry Items

  • Shampoo / conditioner  (new only)
  • Handsoap (new only)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste (new only)
  • Deodorant (new only)
  • Razors (new only)
  • Toilet paper (new only)
  • Sanitary napkins (new only)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Vacuums (new or gently used)
  • Laundry detergent (new only)
  • Laundry baskets (new or gently used)
  • Dustpans (new or gently used)
  • Bathroom sized trashcans (new or gently used)
  • Mops and Brooms (new only)

Other Household Items:

  • Area rugs (new or gently used)
  • Winter coats (new or gently used)
  • Hats, scarves, and gloves (new or gently used)
  • Bath Towel sets (new or gently used)
  • Adult bicycles that are in working order (new or gently used)
  • Twin & full comforters (new only)
  • Children’s clothing (new or gently used)
  • Items that can be purchased on our Indianapolis Amazon wishlist or our Bloomington Amazon Wishlist.  


You can also make a financial gift to support Exodus at this time!


Are there items you cannot accept?

Please note that we cannot accept donations of used beds, car seats, cribs, mattresses, pack & plays, or food.

Contact Cassandra Sanborn at csanborn@exodusrefugee.org for more information about how to host a donation drive with your company, faith organization, or civic group.


Questions? Feel free to Contact Us.