Urgent and Ongoing Needs

Please bring your donations from the urgent or ongoing needs list directly to Raleigh Rescue Mission’s main location at 314 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. For questions about our urgent or ongoing needs, please email volunteer@raleighrescue.org or call 919.828.9014, ext. 126.

Urgent Needs

We often find ourselves in short supply of certain items used by our clients or to maintain our building. Your donations of these urgently needed items enable us to focus our resources on providing life-changing services to the men, women and children we serve. The urgent needs list below is often seasonal and is updated on a regular basis. 

Our most urgent needs currently include the following:   

  • Diapers, size 3 and 6
  • Baby wipes
  • New Baby Bottles
  • Women’s scrub pants, sizes 1X, 2X, 3X – gently used OK
  • Children’s toothpaste
  • Men’s rubber flip flops, all sizes
  • Men’s boxers, Large-2XL
  • Men’s disposable twin- or triple-blade razors (e.g., Gillette Mach 3 or Sensor 2)
  • Special creams/lotions for eczema and psoriasis relief (e.g., Aveeno Eczema Therapy, Eucerin Exzema Relief)
  • Twin sheets, extra long
  • New standard-size pillowcases
  • New or very gently used towels and washcloths
  • Battery-operated alarm clocks
  • 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ binders
  • Giant-print NIV Bibles
  • Cooking oil (olive oil, Pam spray, Canola oil)
  • Butter, margarine

Ongoing Needs

Other items that we need throughout the year include the following:

  • NIV Study Bibles
  • Men’s and women’s underwear (new only)
  • Men’s and women’s socks (new only)
  • Paper towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Ethnic hair products (men’s and women’s)
  • Hair brushes and combs (new only)
  • Body lotion and body powder for adults
  • Men’s full-size deodorant
  • Travel size toothpaste, deodorant and lotion
  • Toilet paper
  • Coffee and tea (family-sized tea bags)
  • Sugar (10# bags)
  • Creamer
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar preferred)
  • Canned vegetables, beans and fruit
  • Breakfast meat (bacon, sausage links or patties)
  • Pork, beef, turkey, chicken and ham
  • USB drives (4GB and up)
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax and other discount stores

Please view our accepted donations list for more information about items we accept at the RRM Store and Donation Center.

Don’t have time to collect items?

Your financial donation will be used right away to provide what’s needed most.




I would like to thank those people who donate and give people like myself a chance to get back into society. Thanks for believing in me and realizing that there is good underneath what you see.
William, former Mission client