Safety Alert!

If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911 or your local hotline or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233 voice), 1-800-787-3224 (tty). There is always a computer trail, but you can click ESCAPE to leave the site quickly.


Monster Dash 5K


A fun run through Historic City Market!

House Party ’Around the World’


Party Around the World with Newhouse!



  • High-efficiency laundry detergent (pods or detergent)
  • Cold medication for adults and children 
  • Benedryl 
  • Ibuprofen or Tyenol
  • Couch syrup & drops
  • Neosporin
  • Hydrocortisone
Cleaning Supplies:
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent (pods or detergent)
  • Commercial mop heads
  • Shower curtains and hooks
  • Cleaning supplies 
  • Stain remover
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Garbage bags (13, 33 or 55 gallon)
Personal care products:
  • Flip Flops (all sizes)
  • Washcloths and towels (new)
  • Blankets (new or used)
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Maxi pads, Tampons
  • Deodorant 
  • Body lotion
  • Diapers (5, 6)
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Bar soap/body wash
  • Hand soap
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Baby bottles, baby lotion, baby powder
  • Used cell phones (do not have to function)
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Donations may also be sent through the mail to the following address:
P.O. Box 240019
Kansas City, MO 64124




Missouri Domestic Violence Tax Credit

For donations totaling $100 or more in a year, you may qualify for a Missouri Domestic Violence Tax Credit for an additional 50% of your donation. For example, a donation of $100 may result in a $150 total tax deduction. 

To learn how to apply for the tax credit, call (816) 474-6446, Ext. 224. See your tax professional for more information.


Monthly Pledge

Donating to Newhouse can be as simple as designating one amount to come from your checking, savings, or money market or we can charge your credit card (VISA, MasterCard & American Express) once a month. It takes a one time effort on your part and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that every month you help another woman and her children find a life free from violence.

Newhouse is an approved 501(c)3 not-for-profit Missouri corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which establishes policy.


Cell Phone Collection

How many old cell phones do you have in your junk drawer? Let Newhouse staff take those old phones off your hands. Newhouse works with Shelter Alliance to recycle cell phones you no longer need or want. Some phones are then refurbished and reprogrammed with 911 for domestic violence victims, others are sold for parts.

Newhouse receives $.50 to $35 for each phone collected. Your donation really helps! To date, Newhouse has raised more than $35,000 in cell phone donations. Newhouse also accepts all cell phone accessories (chargers, head sets, blue tooth, etc).

If you'd like to donate your cell phone, cell phone accessory or place a cell phone collection box at your office, church or facility, please email or call 816-474-6446, Ext. 225.


Planned Giving

As friends and supporters of Newhouse, your charitable Planned Gift (estate gift) has the following benefits:

  • Maximizing your estate tax benefits and decreasing your liabilities;
  • Support the financial future of the shelter;
  • Create a lasting legacy of support during your lifetime and after you are gone; and
  • Provide income to you from your gifts while you are living.

Planned Giving often requires the assistance of trained professionals in law, financial planning, insurance and banking. If you do not currently have a trained professional, Newhouse maintains a network of professionals who can offer you assistance.

For more information about Planned Giving at Newhouse or if your group would like a speaker on Planned Giving, contact the Vice President of Development at 816-474-6446 x230.


 In-Kind Donations

Newhouse appreciates your interest in donating to our shelter. To guide you in your charitable giving, we have created the following guidelines. All donations are by appointment only.

To schedule a donation drop-off appointment please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator at (816) 474-6446, Ext. 225 for more information.

We will accept the following items:

  • New linens, pillows and towels
  • Full-size bath and beauty supplies
  • Hair care products
  • Feminine products
  • New toys
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper goods (cups, plates and bowls)
  • Flatware
  • Dishes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • All sizes of trash bags
  • New cosmetics
  • New perfumes
  • Cell phones (new and used)
  • Used clothing (certain restrictions apply)

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Televisions (older models that are NOT HDTV converter box/cable ready)
  • Computers that are more than one year old (as they are not compatible with our computer network)
  • Travel/hotel size soaps and shampoos (unfortunately, these "single" usage items take up too much of our already limited storage space.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this might create, but due to our increased number of residents and increasingly limited storage space, we find that we must set these limits. If you wish to donate items we cannot accept, we recommend you contact:

  • Goodwill of Western Missouri and Easten Kansas: (816) 743-7643; 1800 N. Corrington Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120                                
  • Hope Faith Ministries: (816) 471-4673; Faith-based ministry serving the homeless in Kansas City; 705 Virginia, Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Don Bosco: (816) 691-2900; Family Support Center, 520 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, MO; Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or request a larger donation be picked up by calling (816) 691-2952.
  • Lazarus Ministry: (816) 842-3484; 206 Ninth St., Kansas City, MO; The best time for drop-off is on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.                 


Please be sure to fill out the in-kind donation form to recieve tax credit for your donated items. Thank you for your continued support of Newhouse!