COVID-19 Response Update: At Raleigh Rescue Mission, the safety and well being of our clients and staff are extremely important. DONATE NOW to provide continued support for our clients during this time. For immediate needs and continuous updates affecting the Mission, visit our COVID-19 Response page.

Updated: May 27, 2020

The safety and well-being of our clients and staff are our primary concern during this COVID-19 global pandemic. And with the nature of this virus, this presents significant challenges for the Mission. We will continue to update this page with information regarding changes and most important needs for our client. Check back often, and stay well.


Please consider a DONATION of any amount, or set up your own FUNDRAISER and invite your friends and family to donate.

Thrift Store and Donation Center:

The Donation Center is now taking donations at the Capital Boulevard site and are scheduling pickup of donations. Starting Saturday May 30th, the Thrift Store will reopen. Come check out newly remodeled store and shop for great deals among our newly stocked inventory.

We are still accepting donations of ESSENTIAL ITEMS ONLY at the downtown Raleigh location, 314 E Hargett Street, from 9am to 4pm daily.


Health, Safety, & Sanitation:

    • Car Seats (Several of these individuals have children and will need car seats. We are only able to accept NEW car seats, sorry we are not able to take used car seats.)
    • Disinfecting Wipes & Spray
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Tylenol (Adult & Child)
    • Aspirin & Ibuprofen
    • Men’s Underwear – Sizes L, XL, XXL
    • Diapers – Size 3, Size 4, Size 5, Size 6
    • Pull-ups – 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T
    • Baby Wipes

Food Items:

    • Breakfast Proteins – Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Ham
    • Baby Formula
    • Large Containers of Spices (garlic, rosemary, etc.)
    • Individually packaged food items – salad dressings, syrup, condiments, to-go trays
    • Snack items – individually packaged yogurt, nuts, chips, fruit cups, etc
    • Water bottles/juice boxes (since clients are eating in their rooms for social distancing, it is easier to have the prepackaged drinks)

Shelter-in-place Activity Items: (Our clients are in their own version of a Stay-at-Home order. They are spending the majority of time in their rooms, so we are looking for activities that they can do in their room to pass the time.)

    • Adult Devotionals
    • Adult Coloring Books
    • Puzzles/Cards/Individual Games
    • Word search/Crosswords/Sudoku and other activity books

Additionally, people can order items online at through our Amazon Wish List.