Help support our neighbors in their time of greatest need by providing items from our Wish List.

Caritas of Austin relies on community support to provide food and household items to the 20,000 individuals we serve each year. Whether you host a food drive for the Caritas Pantry or donate household items to help newly housed clients fill their homes, your in-kind support helps turn crisis into stability for the people we serve. We request that all donated items are new or “like-new”. Thank you for supporting Caritas of Austin!

If you are interested in donating items or hosting a donation drive, please contact Catherine Hood-Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 512.646.1258.

View printable Wish List

 View printable Pantry needs

FOOD ITEMS

Canned mixed vegetables 15oz.
*Canned beets 15oz.
Canned spinach 15oz.
Canned carrots 15oz.
*Cooking oil 12oz.
*Sugar 2lbs.
*Salt 24oz.
White rice 1lb.
*Dry beans (kidney, northern, black) 1lb.
*Cereal of all kinds
*Canned chicken 5oz.
*Canned kidney beans 15oz.
*Canned garbanzo beans 15oz.
*Spaghetti sauce
*Canned pineapple, peaches, and pears

 HYGIENE ITEMS

*Deodorant (men's and women's)
*Shampoo
*Toothpaste
Pill organizer box am/pm
Conditioner
Razors
Bath soap
Diapers: sizes 4, 5, 6, and pull-ups
Sunscreen
Bug spray

KITCHEN ITEMS

*Rice cookers
*Cookware sets
Coffee pot
Silverware
Drinking glasses
Kitchen utensil sets
Large trash can with lid
Ice cube trays
Potholders
Dish towels
Can opener
Dish drying rack
Measuring spoons and cups
Plastic food storage containers

 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Mop and bucket
Broom and dustpan
Small trash can
Paper towels
Dishwashing soap
All-purpose spray cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaner
Sponges
Laundry basket
Laundry detergent

FURNITURE

*Rugs
Beds, twin or full sized
(no used mattresses)
Dining table and chairs
Sofas
(must be able to deliver furniture)

BEDROOM ITEMS

*Full-size sheet set, new
*Full-size comforter
Bed pillows, new
Alarm clock

GIFT CARDS

*H-E-B
Walmart
Target
Payless

OTHER

*Sewing machines
*Pocket calendars
Adult bike helmets
Bike locks
Hand tools
(screwdriver, hammer, ratchet, drill, allen key set)

*Most needed items

 

Want to help fill someone's new home with joy?  View our Wish List registries at Walmart and Target.

DONATION DROP-OFFS

Donated items can be dropped off at our offices located at 611 Neches St during the following times. Please call Caritas of Austin in advance to schedule your donation drop off.

Monday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 11:30am

Unfortunately, Caritas of Austin does not have the capacity to accept clothing. If you are interested in donating clothing, we would encourage you to please take your items to St. Vincent de Paul Store at the address listed below. They generously donate clothing vouchers for Caritas clients.

St. Vincent de Paul Store
901 W. Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78745
512.442.5652