We are committed to providing the men and women we work with items that mirror the high quality services we know they deserve.

ECS accepts specific items for its celebration drives and emergency needs according to the guidelines below. Before you make a donation, please remember to ask yourself if what you are donating is something you or your loved ones would want or use.

Our storage space is limited, please contact us in advance. To learn more about our ongoing needs and how you, your family, or your group can help, contact us at goods@ecsphilly.org.

Fill the Bus

Each year, parishes and organizations donate backpacks filled with school supplies to help kids in our Out of School Time program start the school year with the tools they need. ECS provides a list of grade level-appropriate items to fill the packs. Our supporters are also asked to consider donating $25 gift cards to Target, Walmart, or Visa to help fill children’s school needs throughout the year.

Christmas Drive

Our annual Christmas gift drive provides Christmas gifts to children, teens, families, and seniors, and is a chance to make the holiday a little brighter.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is the time to shake off winter, greet the sunshine, and tidy up the spaces we call home. For residents entering our housing programs, we use this time to collect cleaning supplies and create welcome baskets so when they move in they feel ready to go.

Food Cupboard

Our emergency shelter, St. Barnabas Mission, operates a food cupboard stocked with kitchen goods and toiletry items for residents of its Carroll Park West Philadelphia neighborhood. All food items are accepted, but non-perishable items are preferred. Please check the labels to make sure that your donation has not expired.

These ongoing needs are always welcome at the Food Cupboard.