In an effort to ensure we have the items our guests need more consistently and decrease the amount of staff time spent on sorting donations, we’ve made some changes to our in-kind donation process.
As of now, we will no longer accept in-kind items dropped off at Miriam’s Kitchen. We often receive items we don’t need or in poor condition, and the time spent sorting these donations has reached unsustainable levels. Going forward, any items dropped off without prior approval will be discarded.
Instead, we will rely on donations purchased through our Amazon wish list and provided by our Rapid Response Team. These are now the only ways to donate in-kind items to Miriam’s Kitchen.
If you’re interested in joining our Rapid Response Team, we’d be grateful to have you. By joining, you agree to receive an email if and when an urgent in-kind item need ever pops up. If we’re running dangerously low on sunscreen, for example, we might send an email to our Rapid Response Team and ask for travel-sized bottles of sunscreen to be dropped off at Miriam’s Kitchen during a specific window of time. There’s no requirement to respond to these emails, and we don’t anticipate sending them frequently. If you’d like to join the Rapid Response Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you’d like to purchase an item off our Amazon wish list, please click here.