Current and Urgent Needs


As men women and children walk through the doors of the Buffalo City Mission, they come tired, broken and in need of basic physical, social, educational and spiritual care.  Buffalo City Mission wouldn’t be able to serve so many precious men, women, and children without the generosity and dedication of friends like you. As you reach out with a donation of the following needs, not only are you meeting the practical needs, but you are giving a gift of hope and the knowledge that someone cares.

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For more information contact the Volunteer Department 854-8181 x408 or by email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Educational Needs:

  • Calculators - TI 30xs.  These meet the GED requirements and will bless the men and women as they move to complete their education and look to move forward to career employment.
  • Back Packs - Men's
  • College Ruled 1 Subject Notebooks
  • ECC College books - no more than a year old - covering:
    • Basic English Composition
    • Basic Math
    • Computer Keyboarding

Always in Need:

  • Women's Underwear
  • Men's Boxers
  • Men's and Women's Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Disposable Razors (men and women)
  • Slippers
  • Volunteer Needs

For a full complete list, contact the Volunteer Department 854-8181 x408.

Drop Off Times:

Receiving hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday and 8am-12noon on weekends. Drop-offs after business hours can be made at the security door at 100 E. Tupper. If you would like to schedule a pickup, please call (716) 348-3150.

Clothing Donations:

Buffalo City Mission is currently accepting ALL used clothing for men, women and children--ANY size, condition or style. Please take this opportunity to get rid of any used & unwanted garments. The mission will put them to good use. No clothing will be turned away!

Other Ways to Donate:

Students of all ages needing community service hours as well as organizations, groups and churches desiring to make a difference can participate in our off-site program called "Fill Your Trunk with Hope" and do a drive to help meet the needs of the men, women and children. There are many ideas for ways of doing a drive within this program. Contact the Volunteer Department for more information at (716) 854-8181 x404 or 408. We will look forward to hearing from you and together we will bring hope and joy to the lives of others.

Thank you for your donations of the listed needed items new & gently used clothing, furniture and more!