Wheeler Mission is a Christian social service group founded in 1893, with a mission to alleviate poverty. Now it aids the homeless, poor, and needy in central Indiana by providing them with urgently needed goods and services.
This organization offers shelter and addiction recovery assistance to men and women. People who take up residence in the Mission are encouraged to participate in its social enterprises. Women create handcrafted candles that are sold in the Restored Creations shop, while men craft custom pallets and crates for the Wheeler Mission Pallets & Industry shop.
Wheeler Mission runs a Center for Women and Children, which provides safety and shelter usually to clients fleeing abusive environments.
This organization accepts financial donations. Donations of vehicles, food and other items are also welcome. Items that are accepted include: clothing, certain types of medicine (Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.), new underwear, hygiene products, houseware, footwear, media (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.), furniture, linens, sporting equipment, games, and toys.
The Salvation Army is another organization which accepts clothes as donations to help fund their causes. They have thousands of clothing donation locations all around the USA.
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Drop-off locations or “donation barns” can be found on the organization’s official website. These barns are located in the parking lots of participating Christian churches and are open 24 hours a day. They can only accept donations of clothing and small pieces of houseware.
Three Wheeler Mission ministry locations accept more types of donations, including perishable food items and urgently needed supplies, such as personal hygiene products and disinfectants. However, drop-offs are limited by hours.
Donated items in good condition are sold at the organization’s thrift shop, the Wheeler Mission Store on Madison Avenue in Indianapolis.
The organization operates out of eight locations within central Indiana, including the Wheeler Mission Admin Office, which is in Indianapolis. The majority of its clothing donation boxes are in Indianapolis while a few are in Bloomington.