We appreciate your interest in donating to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. 

To arrange an in-kind donation, please contact Adel Irwin at airwin@lss-sw.org or 480.396.3795, ext. 104.  Thank you!

donations that we accept:

  • New and gently used furniture and household items, including living room furniture of couch and chairs, dining room 
  • New, sealed over the counter medications
  • New, sealed personal hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner, soap, deodorant, lotion, sunscreen, etc.)
  • New and used lamps
  • New clothing
  • New children's pajamas*
  • New and  gently used books for children 0 to 5 years old (including Spanish)
  • New and used microwaves and small kitchen appliances
  • Unopened pet food and new pet items
  • Running vehicles
  • Children and adult diapers
  • Gently used blankets
  • New toys, including stuffed animals*
  • Non-perishable shelf stable food items (flip tops)
  • New towels*
  • Bicycles
  • Gift cards, gas cards, and bus passes*
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Assistive devices (shower chairs, canes, walkers, wheelchairs)

*Indicates current wishlist need

We are unable to accept:


To be good stewards of our limited resources, we do not accept items that we are unable to distribute. We will be happy to refer you to a partner agency that accepts these donations. 

  • Used mattresses and bed frames
  • Used pillows and linens, including towels
  • Opened or prescription medication
  • Opened hygiene items
  • Large durable medical equipment
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Used toys, including stuffed animals
  • Large appliances
  • Used pet items
  • Musical instruments