BASIC NEEDS CENTER DONATION GUIDELINES
Monday: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All donations must be prearranged for drop-off - NO EXCEPTIONS. Please call the BNC
at 574-267-0182 during BNC operating hours to schedule your donations.
All donated cloth items, such as clothing and bed, bath and kitchen linens, should be clean
and free from stains, rips, pet hair or the smell of tobacco smoke.
Clothing items should be new, or nearly new, and in style. Out-dated fashions are unacceptable.
Families who are re-building their lives need clothes which help them meet goals such as interview clothes, work-appropriate
attire and school clothes which won't get the child picked on by classmates.
Undergarmets must be new, preferrably still in their package or with tags still attached.
Dishes should be in sets of at least 4 and in good condition. Plastic tumblers are
preferred over glass. Chipped or broken dishes are disposed of immediately so please do not include them in your donation.
Kitchen utensils, bakeware and cookware should be in like-new condition. They should
not be Teflon-flaked or rusty, grease covered or warped.
Small kitchen appliances, such as can openers, toasters, microwaves, etc., should be clean
and in working condition.
Furniture, large appliances and electronics are only accepted on an "as-needed" basis.
Please contact the BNS to see if there is a family who needs the large item you wish to donate.
Food items must be unopened and donated prior to their "use by" date.
Health regulations require all personal hygiene products, cosmetics and toiletries to
be unopened and unexpired.
Because most of the living quarters for families using Beaman Home programs are small, please
do not donate decor items, knickknacks or seasonal decorations.
Seamstresses, crocheters and knitters: Please contact the BNC to inquire about
what our current needs are before you invest your time, energy and money in your next project for our families. We very
much appreciate your desire to provide handmade gifts for our families and want to make sure your efforts do not go unused.
ITEMS THE BEAMAN HOME ALWAYS NEEDS
Paper towels, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, powered laundry detergent, cleaning
supplies, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and hair brushes/combs
Food - Nonperishable are preferred; however gifts of fresh fruit, meat for the freezer and
other such perishable foods are also appreciated. Please contact the BNC for more details.