Provide resources for men, women, teens and children who are experiencing homelessness 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 Stephanie Boyer, Chief Executive Officer, 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.

  • Another easy way to help reStart’s clients is to donate gift cards to Walmart, QuikTrip or Aldi’s.

IN-KIND DONATIONS | reStart’s In-Kind Donation program is undergoing a major renovation due to limited storage space, limited staff for sorting and processing, and difficulty in removing unusable items. We recognize this is a change for many long-time donors to reStart.

Our mission is to provide individuals, youth and families with housing and support services and to treat all people with dignity and respect — and this includes the items we give to our clients. We appreciate the support of our community and look forward to working together to truly meet the unique needs of each client we serve.

In-Kind Needs : We prefer new items due to the staffing time and resources it takes to process gently used items. Gently used items are accepted, with the exception of underwear and socks, which must be new. Donated clothing must be in-season.

Needs for children, youth and adults:

  • Socks (new)
  • Underwear (new)
  • Sweatpants/Jeans
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts

We have a particular need for men’s and women’s clothing in XXL and XXXL sizes.

Shelter Needs:

  • Towels and washcloths
  • Blankets
  • Sheets (twin and full size)
  • Pillows

Host a Drive for reStart! — Donation drives are a great way to collect our most-needed items in larger quantities. Consider hosting donation drive for any of the items listed above at your work place, business, church, school or service organization. Invite colleagues, friends, neighbors and families to participate.

You may also purchase our most-needed items at our Amazon Wish List (just click here or on the link in the upper right hand corner of this page.)

Donation drop-offs at reStart are accepted Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 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

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