Provide resources for men, women, teens and children who are homeless to “reStart” their lives. Financial donations may be made in cash or by check or credit card. We also accept in-kind donations (see information below) . Please contact Ellen Kort, Interim Executive Director, at 816.472.5664 ext. 252 or  if you have questions about donating to reStart.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS | Click the ‘Donate Now’ link to the right to make a credit card donation on a safe, secure site. Checks should be made payable to reStart Inc. and mailed to 918 E. 9th St., Kansas City, MO 64106. You may also purchase our most-needed items at our Amazon Wish List (just click the link in the upper right hand corner of this page.)

IN-KIND DONATIONS | Due to limited storage space and staff capacity, we are only able to accept certain types of in-kind donations. We are only able to accept the items on the list below. New items are appreciated. Gently-used items must be in good condition, free of rips, tears and stains. We are not able to accept items not sold in your garage sale.

Donation drop-offs at reStart are accepted on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the rear entrance of the reStart building (entrance off Harrison at 8th St.) DO NOT leave donations by the door. If you have questions about items you wish to donate, please contact Ann Klockau at before you bring your items to us.

Furniture donations must be approved in advance; pictures are required. Email pictures to Grace Boswell at Limited pick-up of approved furniture donations is available with a $15 charge; contact to scheduled a pick-up. Furniture that we accept includes couches, arm chairs, dressers, night stands, end tables, kitchen tables and chairs.

Items we accept:

Bath towels and washcloths, blankets (twin and full), sheets (twin and full) bed pillows and pillow cases, mattresses and box springs (twin and full) pots and pans (no scratched non-stick surfaces), dishes (ceramic and plastic), silverware.

Clothing needed for client job placement:

  • Polo shirts in all sizes (especially very large and very small) — black and white, plain with no logos or writing on them
  • Plain t-shirts in all sizes (especially very large and very small) black or white with nothing on them
  • Black slacks in all sizes (especially very large and very small)
  • Black shoes with no other color on them in all sizes (especially men’s size 10-14); non-skid; tennis shoes also needed in all sizes
  • Black belts — all sizes
  • Plain black ties (clip-ons are OK)

Other clothing accepted: Sweatpants, sweat shirts, athletic shorts, jeans, coats and jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, bras, new underwear (all sizes, men/women/children), flip flops. We are not able to accept out-of-season clothing due to lack of storage space

Other items needed: 33-gallon trash bags, umbrellas, ethnic hair care products, bus passes, gift cards (CVS, QuikTrip, Walmart, Aldi)

You may also donate your in-kind items to one of these two Charity Thrift Stores, which both donate funds to reStart:

13920 E. US Highway 40, Independence, MO

11505 E. 63rd St., Raytown, MO (Woodson Village shopping center)

Thanks to our incredible partnership with Giving the Basics, we have a wide array of hygiene and personal care products, as well as cleaning supplies. Consequently, these items are low priority with respect to receiving donations.

If you have donated in-kind items and need a receipt for tax purposes, please download our Donation Receipt Form.