Thank you for considering the American Red Cross of the Heartland for your donated items. Unfortunately, the Red Cross is unable to accept small, individual donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to disaster victims is almost always greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally, and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in a meaningful way.
Due to these cost and logistical concerns, we recommend that you support our local community by donating these items to a local organization that is equipped to put them to the best possible use. Offers of sizeable, bulk donations are only accepted if they meet a current need for disaster victims that can be addressed by the Red Cross. Bulk donations are typically new, shrink-wrapped and palletized items, and they are transported by the donor.