Donors like you keep our efforts going strong. Your generosity fuels our mission to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our community.

*All donations to the Washington Street Mission are tax-deductible.  Please ask for a receipt when you make your donation.  Any financial donations we receive in person or through the mail will be mailed a receipt if donor information is included.

We are open for donations Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  If you need to donate outside of that time, please call us at 217.544.9011. Items may be dropped off at the rear entrance of the Mission located at 408 N. 4th St. in Springfield.

Interested in organizing a Drive at your church, business, school, or neighborhood? We’ll provide a customized flyer with our most needed items. Click here to learn more.

Items We Accept

Health & Hygiene Items

  • Deodorant 
  • Feminine Hygiene Items
  • Lotion
  • Q-Tips
  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Socks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste 
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Otc Pain Relievers
  • Reading glasses
  • Hand Warmers

Food Items

  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Tea
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Disposable Cups
  • Bottled water
  • Prepackaged foods (Non-Perishable)

Cleaning Items

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • Trash Bags
  • Pine-sol
  • Bleach

Clothing & Household

  • In-season clothing (men’s, women’s)
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Gloves and hats 
  • Coats 
  • Backpacks
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Books

Items We Do Not Accept

  • Televisions
  • Computers/Printers
  • Appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Other Household Items

Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.