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Central Avenue Center of Hope

Where All Are Welcome

A ministry of Midlands Mission Center and Community of Christ

Donation Opportunities 

Donation Options 

There are many ways an individual or business can make a difference in the lives of people in need through the Central Avenue Center of Hope.  

Donations of GOODS and FOOD are needed on a daily basis.  These items assist in the lives of those in need.

Individuals, churches, and business groups can volunteer to serve noon meals.

Financial assistance helps the Center pay for day to day operations which include gas, electric and general building upkeep.

Please do not ship packages to the Center!

The packages might grow legs and walk away. Please contact Marsha at the Center and see where you can ship the packages to.

The items we can use on a regular basis are:

Hygiene items: mask, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth-brushes

Lunches: snack items, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies

Pantry: soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, fruits

Homeless: coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweat shirts, boots

Thrift Store: anything

Why Does the Central Avenue of Hope Need All of these Paper Items?

The Central Avenue Center of Hope daily uses 100-150 cups, 75-100 plates (plus the same number of dessert plates or bowls the menu requires) and 100 + napkins.

Toilet paper and paper towels are also used quite extensively.

These paper donations save the CACH  $5,000 to $7,000 a YEAR!


How Can You Help?

Each year, the Central Avenue Center of Hope staff, Board Members, and Community Volunteers celebrate the joy of the Holiday Season with CACH clients and their families. A feast of ham, turkey and all the trimmings is prepared in the CACH kitchen and served at the noon meal on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  We serve approximately 200 people on Thanksgiving and 200 on Christmas.

In order to do so -


5 Turkeys 15 lbs. or larger

6 - 8 Hams 10 lbs.

40 lbs. Potatoes

3 No. 10 cans of Green Beans

3 No. 10 cans of Sweet Potatoes

20 boxes of Stuffing Mix

8 cans Chicken Bouillon

10 lbs. stick margarine

1 gallon Milk


Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts will be passed out to each person  Keeping the gifts simple this year:

socks, gloves, caps, personal items, candy

We will need 50 men’s / 30 women’s

20 children age 1 to 10 / 20 youth age 11 to 16

Please have the gifts in a medium size gift bag or  shoe box so that it will fit through the window.

Label them as to what group they are in :

Male / Female Adult/ Child / Teen

Christmas Dinner  

For information or if you can donate gifts, please contact the Center at 913-233-2511

Please do not ship packages to the Center

When packages are delivered to the Center they are delivered to our front door and they tend to grow legs and walk away. 

Please contact the Center and ask Marsha how best to get them to her.

Yearly Activities for Donations

  Non-Perishable Food and Financial Contributions ALWAYS & donations to our Thrift Store

January-  Adult Socks, gloves and hats


non-perishable Food & Financial Contributions


non-perishable Food & Financial Contributions

April- tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo and rinse


non-perishable Food & Financial Contributions

June- Paper Drive

July- Christmas in July for Christmas Store

August-  School Supply Drive

September - 

Paper Drive

October - Paper Drive

November - 

Thanksgiving Meal

Financial Contributions

December - 

Christmas Meal

Christmas Party

Christmas Store (free)

Financial Contributions


Central Avenue Center of Hope

We'd love to hear from you.

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