Ways To Give - Buffalo City Mission

Ways To Give

“I don’t even know what to say except that my gratitude to everyone who has helped me is beyond my words; it [is] beyond my expectations.”  – Catherine, Client

Donate Directly or Online

Provide a gift today to help uplift the needs of the hurting and homeless in Western New York. We welcome you to donate online, or if you prefer to send a donation to us directly, please address it to:

Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Donations Department, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203

AmazonSmile & United Way Giving

Did you know that you can also help the Buffalo City Mission if you are an active United Way supporter and/or use Amazon.com?

If your company supports the United Way, talk to your Human Resources Department today and let them know that you would like to support the Buffalo City Mission. Simply mention designation code 1428.

If you are an active user of Amazon.com, make sure to login to your Amazon account via AmazonSmile first. AmazonSmile allows every shopper to dedicate a registered AmazonSmile charity to their account in which Amazon will then donate a percentage of your purchase to your charity! Make sure to look for City Mission Society, Inc. and your Amazon purchases can help provide a meal to the hurting and homeless in your community!

Collection Drives and Donation Drop-Offs

Individuals and groups wishing to make donations and or hold collection drive(s) are always welcome!

If you are interested in registering for a collection drive or are in need of a collection drive pick-up, please contact Christina today at (716)854-8181 x438 or via email at cmorad@buffalocitymission.org.

If you are not holding a collection drive, but have a large donation and would like to schedule a pick-up, please contact us directly at 716-348-3150.

Invest in Others, Change Lives, This is YOUR Mission!

Donation Drop Off Primary Location

100 East Tupper Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Please pull up to the overhang and someone will be out to receive your donation. If you would like a tax form, please ask the attendant.

Donation Drop Off Secondary Location

Buffalo City Mission Thrift Store, 510 Dick Rd. (Dick-Urban Plaza)
Depew, NY 14043

Please pull up to the back door and someone will be out to receive your donation. If you would like a tax form, please ask the attendant.

Donation Center Hours

100 E. Tupper St. Location

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday 8am-Noon
Sunday: Closed

510 Dick Rd. (Dick-Urban Plaza) Location

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Spring 2017 Current Needs

Women & Children

  • Women’s Undergarments (Sports Bras, Underwear, etc…)
  • Personal Care Items (Tampons, Disinfectant Wipes, Winged Sanitary Napkins & 50ct. Baby Wipes)
  • Flip Flops (All Sizes) and Thermal Socks (Sz. 6-10)


  • Clothing:
    • Boxer Briefs: L
    • Sweat Suits: L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL
    • T-Shirts: L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL
  • Personal Care Items:
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrushes
    • Flip Flops (all sizes)

General, Food, and Personal Care Items

    • Emergency Welcome Kits – Quart Sized Ziplock Bag with (1) of the each of the following travel sized items: washcloth, toothbrush, razor, toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner.
    • Undergarments – including children’s diapers (all sizes) and adult incontinence supplies.
    • First Aid Supplies – small bottles/tubes of Neosporin, boxes of Band-Aids (children’s Band-Aids too!), Medical Tape, Vapor Rub, etc…
    • Educational Supplies – spiral notebooks, highlighters, pocket folders, wooden and mechanical pencils, composition notebooks, WhiteOut, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, journals (men, women, children).
    • Food and Snacks – Canned Chicken, Tuna, Chili, Stew, Pork Beans or Baked Beans, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly (plastic containers only), cereal, chunky soups, juice boxes, children’s non-perishable lunch items, microwave popcorn, individual chip bags, 1lb bags of coffee (decaf or regular).
    • African American Hair Products – (i.e. moisturizers, sheen, shampoo, conditioner, gel, hair oil, perm combs, firm bristled brushes)

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