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Your gifts of clothing, household items, linens and other items go directly to those who need them.

At Raleigh Rescue Mission, we treat each guest with the respect every child of God deserves. That means we never give out items of clothing that we wouldn’t be willing to wear ourselves.


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Raleigh Rescue Mission’s Most Urgent Needs

Important:  We still need some holiday food items so that we can continue preparing for the holidays! If you can help, please drop off your donations (weekdays preferred) between 8am and 5pm by Wednesday, December 17 at the RRM kitchen at 314 E. Hargett Street.  We need the following items: 

  • 10- to 12-pound spiral-sliced hams
  • Canned sweet potatoes or yams
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Gravy mix
  • Canned chicken broth
  • Stuffing mix

Our other urgent needs include:

  • Men's and women's coats (size 2XL and up), insulated gloves and hats
  • Butter
  • Breakfast meats (sausage, bacon)
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Cortisone (cream or spray)
  • Toothpaste (regular-size tubes)
  • Plastic soap and toothbrush holders
  • Men's razors, twin- and triple-edge
  • Toilet paper
  • Full-size boxes of facial tissues
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels 
  • Room deodorizer spray
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Magic eraser cleaning pads
  • Laundry detergent (powder and liquid)
  • Kitchen trash bags (13-15 gallon)
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • Diapers (sizes 4 and 5)  
  • Baby wipes 
  • Umbrellas
  • Rain ponchos
  • Dictionaries
  • USB drives (4GB and up)
  • Reading glasses (unisex +1.25 to +2.75)