Donations are much more than dollars and cents. They're a sign that the one who gives them:

Cares about those in need

Believes that together with God, we can rekindle hope in broken hearts

Trusts in our stewardship

Want to send a check? Mail to:

People's City Mission

PO Box 80636

Lincoln, NE 68501


It doesn't take people giving a lot to make a difference, just a lot of people giving a little bit. We are asking people like you to commit to feeding one person one meal once a month. That's it. The cost to feed someone is only $2.77, the price of a cup of coffee. Our plan is to connect with enough individuals to feed a majority of the homeless in our city.

Poverty and homelessness are serious issues for Lincoln. We believe we can solve these problems, even put an end to them. We have been working with the poor for 115 years. The resources to end poverty are primarily in the public. Individuals, businesses, service, and religious organizations giving money, time, and material possessions can change everything.

Give a little, change a lot!


In-Kind Donation Receipt


We now have an AMAZON WISH LIST for easy donation. By purchasing from this list, items will be shipped directly to our shelter.

We do not receive a list of purchasers, so we are unable to thank you personally or give you a receipt for taxes. THANK YOU!


Current Needs

    • Sanitizer wipes
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Latex gloves
    • Towels - Bath, Hand, Face
    • Water
    • Washcloths
    • Liquid Laundry Detergent
    • Men's Deodorant
    • XL Twin Sheets
    • socks of all sizes
    • Kleenex - regular and travel size
    • Q-Tips
    • Standard Size Bed Pillows
    • Pillow Protector Cases
    • Kids Cough & Cold Medicine
    • Mucinex*
    • Robitussin*
    • Daytime Cold & Flu
    • Ibuprofen & Infant Ibuprofen*
    • Melatonin
    • Alieve
    • Cough Drops
    • Benadryl - Allergy
    • Medicated Body Powder
    • Men's Belts (all sizes)
    • Men's Sweats (tops & bottoms) XL and larger
    • Women's Sweats (tops & bottoms) M and larger
    • Men & Women's Disposable Razors
    • Men's Briefs/Boxers - All sizes, mostly Large-2X
    • Women's Briefs - All sizes, mostly 5-14
    • Fixodent
    • Twin Blankets
    • Bowls (Soup, Cereal)
    • 10 & 16 oz Tumblers (Glass or Plastic)
    • Men's and Women's Hair Brushes, Combs, and Pics for African-American Hair
    • Diapers & Formula
    • Bagged Breakfast Cereal



Items We Cannot Take

  • Antifreeze
  • Car or Truck Fluids
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Any Wet Items (clothing, bedding, etc.)
  • Car Parts
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Old Style Tube T.V.
  • Tires
  • Prescription Medicine
  • Paints
  • Chemicals/pool/garden
  • Batteries
  • Large Appliances
  • Sofa Sleepers
  • No Alcohol based Medication (Night Quill), & NO open cleaning supplies of any kind
  • Cleaners of any Kind (Cleaning supplies ARE accepted at the shelter, ie: Clorox wipes, disinfecting sprays, etc.)

Where to Donate



This is the hub for our donations and the best place to bring your housewares, furniture, kids' stuff, personal care items, non-perishable food, and clothing. We ask that non-clothing items be in usable and working order.

Drop-off Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

6800 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: 402.475.6888



We are no longer accepting donations at the Shelter, unless it is food, or a pre-arranged drive or donation.

110 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-475-1303



We have several Toss Box locations around town, for wearable and textile donations.

Please call 402-475-1303 to confirm box locations, as they occasionally change. We are always working on updating the map.


LINCOLN AREA Toss Box Locations

• 84th & Holdrege (Hy-Vee)
• 63rd & Havelock (Russ's Market)
• 70th & Adams (Dollar Tree)

• 33rd & Superior (U-Stop)

• 50th & O Street (Hy-Vee)

• 70th & Pioneer (Hy-Vee)
• 70th & Van Dorn (HIS Autocare)
• 56th & Old Cheney (U-Stop)
• 84th & Hwy 2 (Sam's Club)
• 70th & A (Clocktower)
• 84th & Pioneers (St. Marks Church)
• 73rd and Pine Lake (U-Stop)

• 46th & W Huntington (Air Park Fresh & Save)
• 1st & Superior (Parkview Christian)

• West A & Coddington (Russ's Market)

90% of our annual budget goes to direct care for the hurting in our community.

We take this seriously. That's why you can trust that we'll use every dollar to achieve the greatest impact. PCM is primarily funded through private donations, with over 95% of our support coming from generous individuals, groups, businesses, and churches in Lincoln and the surrounding areas, as well as business income.


Every year, you help people overcome poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Thank you for making a life-changing difference for People's City Mission.

In 2023, you helped us:

Serve over
different people (1 in 8) in Lincoln (between our Help Center, Shelter, and Clinic)
Give away over
pounds of food to homeless and impoverished in Lincoln
Serve over
meals at our Shelter
Give away over
meals-to-go to the homeless on the street



We respect your privacy and value our relationship. People's City Mission will never distribute or sell your information.

Donor Privacy Policy

Records Retention Policy

Tax Identification Number

People's City Mission is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our IRS identification number is 47-0376896.

PCM Foundation

The People's City Mission Foundation was founded in 1989. Building a "foundation of compassion" is what People's City Mission is all about. Your support of the Foundation will ensure that the Mission is able to continue to help homeless single moms and their children, single men, and the sick and forgotten, both now and for many years in the future.

Friends of the Mission are encouraged to contact our Financial Department for more information regarding our planned giving programs. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation and our IRS number is 47-0376896.