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In The Image's resources and programs remain absolutely free thanks to the incredible support
and generosity of our West Michigan Community!



In The Image is dedicated to helping families in our very own community in a crisis situation. This might be due to homelessness, loss of job, natural disaster, and so many other difficult situations. Please keep in mind that all items go from your vehicle to the Free Store without being laundered. Donating items that are free of pet hair and odors is helpful in offering great options to our neighbors in need! 

We respect the families we serve and try to give them a dignified experience at ITI. To help make their house a home, please think of giving items in good condition, new or gently used. We are

unable to accept items that are broken, ripped, or soiled. 

Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Additional Hours:

Third Thursdays of the Month

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Second Saturdays of the Month

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

4255 Kalamazoo Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

To help our team, please separate and organize before dropping off your donations. Different bags for men's clothing, women's clothing, children's clothing, shoes, linens, household items, etc. is most helpful!

Please note what we do NOT accept at the bottom of this page.

We cannot accept donations that are left outside of our door after hours, so please visit us during the times listed above.
Thank you for your understanding!

Interested in hosting a donation drive?

Accepted & Needed Items

Basic Needs

  • Baby Wipes

  • Bar Soap and Body Wash

  • Deodorant

  • Diapers

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Hand Soap

  • Laundry Detergent (Unopened)

  • Pads and Panty Liners

  • Paper Towel

  • Razors

  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Tampons

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

Clothing & Accessories

  • Backpacks/Book Bags

  • Clothing (Current Season, Men's always needed!)

  • Coats and Jackets

  • Hats and Beanies

  • Socks (No Holes and Matched Pairs Only)

  • Undergarments (No Holes, No Stains)

Games, Toys, Baby Basics

  • Diaper Bags

  • Games

  • Outdoor Activities

  • Puzzles

  • Toys for all ages

* Please ensure all items have all the pieces and parts needed for the toy. It is very sad to see a child not be able to play with a toy because it is missing parts or put together a puzzle without all of the pieces. Thank you! 

Kitchen Items

  • Bowls

  • Cups

  • Flatware

  • Pans

  • Pots

  • Utensils

  • Working Small Appliances


  • Bed Sheets - Twin, Full Queen, and King

  • Bed Pillows

  • Blankets 

  • Comforters - Twin, Full, Queen, and King

  • Curtains

  • Shower Curtains

  • Towels - Bathroom, Beach, and Kitchen

Living Room Items

  • Lamps

  • Simple Decor

  • Small Furniture Items - keep in mind that our Members need to transport furniture items themselves. 


  • Books

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • Holiday Decor


  • Brand-new athletic shoes for children and the S.H.O.E.S. Program

  • Shoes with soles in tact

  • Slippers in good condition

  • Torn shoes labeled for recycling - soles must be in good condition

In The Image does NOT accept

  • Air Conditioners

  • Dishwashers

  • Freezers

  • Heaters

  • Previously Mounted Microwaves

  • Tubular TVs

  • Bean Bag Chairs

  • Bookshelves without shelves

  • Box Springs

  • Buffets

  • Entertainment Centers

  • Large Office Furniture

  • Large Storage Shelves

  • Mattresses

  • Pianos or Organs

  • Sectional Couches

  • Sleeper Sofas

  • Water Beds

  • Wicker Furniture

  • Wrap-Around Desks

  • Large Exercise Equipment

  • Cribs

  • Car Seats

  • Any open or used personal hygiene items 

  • Expired products (formula, toothpaste)

  • Area Rugs larger than 8x10 ft.

  • Broken Ceramics

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Luxury Sports Equipment

  • Plumbing Equipment

  • Stuffed Animals

  • Suspended Lighting

  • Venetian Blinds

  • Medical Equipment

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