Wish List

Now more than ever, the people we serve are at often at higher risk. Your compassionate gift of food, gift cards, or household items will provide someone with the essentials they need to stay safe, well, and housed at a crucial time.

Current Needs

Winter Items
  • Wool Blanket
  • Bungee Cords
  • Batteries
  • Bottled Water
  • Handwarmers
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
Gift Cards
  • Walmart*
  • Target*
  • H-E-B
  • Home Depot
  • Payless
  • Goodwill
  • Lyft or Uber
  • (Denominations of $25-$50 preferred)
Covid-19 Urgent Needs
Household Items
  • New Mop and Bucket
  • New Broom and Dustpan
  • Tupperware Set
  • Small Trash Can or Kitchen Trash Can
  • Large bath towels
  • Hand towels
Kitchen Items
  • Small Appliances (Coffee Pot, Microwave, etc.)
  • Potholders and Dish Towels
  • Kitchen Tools (Can Opener, Measuring Spoons, etc.)*
Activities and Job Readiness
  • Journals
  • Art Supplies
  • Umbrellas
  • Adult Backpacks
  • Digital Watches
  • Bike Helmet
  • Bike Lock
  • Hand Tools

* Most needed items (Updated January 2022)

Shipping Information

Our Amazon Wish List provides an easy option for shipping the most needed items directly to us. If you are ordering from the wish list, please let us know so we can expect the item.

Our shipping address is 611 Neches Street, Austin TX, 78701.

Donation Drop Off Information

Donated items can be dropped off at our offices located at 611 Neches Street. To schedule your donation drop off, contact donations@caritasofaustin.org.

During social distancing, a no-contact drop off option is available. When you arrive, please call our front desk at 512-479-4610 and let us know you are here. A staff member will come out to get the donation from your vehicle. This option is not available during lunch hour, from 11-12.

Community Kitchen Donations

During this time, our Community Kitchen is continuing to serve our neighbors with sack lunches five days a week. We currently have a need for:

  • Personal size chips
  • Snack sticks
  • Trail mix packets
  • Cheese and cracker packets
  • New reusable water bottles

Prepared or perishable food, such as pre-made deli sandwiches and salad kits may be donated from licensed producers.

Gift Cards

Donated gift cards can help someone pay for their weekly groceries, buy toiletries, or purchase household necessities. Gift cards are a wonderful way to help an individual or family stretch their budget to cover all monthly expenses. A gift card of any amount is greatly appreciated, we but recommend $20-25 each.

Donation Questions FAQs

Unfortunately, Caritas of Austin does not have the capacity to accept clothing donations. If you are interested in donating clothes and shoes, we encourage you to donate to St. Vincent de Paul Store at the address listed below. They generously donate vouchers to Caritas of Austin clients, allowing them to select what they need from the store.

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

We welcome donations of new or gently used household items. Certain categories of donations must be new in their original packaging: toiletries, nonperishable food, toys, children's books, and bedding.

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