Donations for Joplin, MO Tornado Victims

by Clippin' with Carie on May 23, 2011. This post may contain affiliate links.Affiliate Link

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Here I am again…asking you to join me in helping those affected by the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri over the weekend!

I know that since many of my readers are local to Missouri, you have either been affected by this tragedy or know someone who has!

I have been receiving emails all morning from many of you and am trying to go through all the info (verify it) so as to put a list together of where and how to donate!

If you need to clear out some of that stockpile and help those affected… They are in severe need of Non-perishable food, flashlights and batteries, blankets, camping cookware, infant supplies including formula and diapers, new clothing including jackets and rain ponchos, and especially underwear and socks, tennis shoes, sunscreen, soap, deodorant, and other hygienic products,  etc.

If you are local to the O Fallon, Missouri area…Once again, Starbucks at Highway K & Laura Hill will accept donations of items! These items will be delivered to Joplin on Friday!


Windsor Crossing Church has locations in Fenton and Chesterfield. They will be taking donations of bottled water and packaged snack items (granola bars, pretzels, etc.). They are leaving tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10am. They are asking for donations to be brought to either location tonight or to the Chesterfield location by 10am tomorrow.



You can visit the Friends of Joplin Facebook Page…they are working on getting lists together for items needed and drop points!


Andy Wilson @ Mt. Hope Church of Christ 2830 Mt. Hope Road Webb City MO 64870 Contact# 417-624-1795


Text REDCROSS to 90999. Donates $10!

UPDATED: Drop Locations Accepting item donations:
OTC – Collecting items in the IC Atrium on the SGF campus to take to Joplin. Drop off water, food, blankets, toiletries there. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Springfield Paper Company — Water, food, blankets, clothes, toiletries, 412 N National, call 417-379-0533.

Ozark High School — 417-582-5722 . Accepting donations.

Ozarks Food Harvest — accepting donations Wildwood Baptist Church, 4827 E. 20th St.

As I receive more information…I will pass it along!! 

Please take this opportunity to help others in need!!  We as couponers may be frugal, but we sure know how to help others by sharing our stockpiles and more!!

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1 Donna May 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

Just made an online donation to the Red Cross. I just can’t imagine going through something like this and pray I never have to experience. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the devastation. (St.Louis,MO)


2 Mark May 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Any places in Wentzville?


3 Jen W May 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

i will be glad to help by going through my stock pile and pantry!!!
thought and prayers for those in Joplin


4 Jay Mei May 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

First Baptist Church in Wentzville is also accepting the following items through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to be delivered Friday:

‎- Diapers, Baby Wipes, Baby Formula

– Clothing Items for adults and children to include socks, shoes, underwear, shirts, shorts, pants, leather work gloves

– Personal Care Items to include hand towels, washclothes, hand sanitizer, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant

Please DO NOT donate cash through this avenue. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please use a known organization like American Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. Donated items may be dropped off at First Baptist Church – Wentzville at 653 Luetkenhaus Blvd during normal business hours.


5 Donna May 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

If you live near The Crossing in Fenton or Chesterfield, here’s how you can help tonight or tomorrow morning – Here’s a message from The Crossing:

Want to jump in and be Jesus in skin to those affected by the tornado in Joplin? Here is the scoop:

What: Water or packaged snacks (i.e.: granola bars)
Where: The Crossing – Chesterfield
When: No later than 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 24th)(supplies can be dropped off at the Crossing in Fenton Monday night between 7-9)
How: A Crossing family is headed to Joplin towing a trailer tomorrow and we get to help fill it!
Questions: Contact


6 Veronica May 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I live in Ottawa, KS and I have a couple of trash bags full of boys and girls clothes ranging in size from 18 months to 4T that I would like to donate to those in Joplin. Do you know if any place around Olathe KS is accecpting donations for Joplin? Ottawa is approx. 30 south of Olathe


7 Clippin' with Carie May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

We will post your comment out there and see if another reader replies!!


8 erika May 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Church of Christ on west 15th street is accepting donations from 9-noon everyday and will take them down on Saturday.


9 Jess May 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Donations for tornado victims are being accepted in the Calvary Church office through Thurs. at 11:00AM.We’ll send them down with the Calvary team.We need diapers, wipes, baby formula, clothing for adults & children including socks, shoes, underwear, shirts, shorts, pants, leather work gloves, hand towels, washcloths, hand sanitizer, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, granola bars, bottled water.

The address is 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Also, if you are interested in making monetary donations, my friend’s church in Joplin has set-up a donation fund through Paypal. It can be accessed through their website at


10 Beth May 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm

That’s a great idea to use paypal for donations. Found out today that a first cousin who lives in Joplin survived and apparently had no damage.


11 sherry May 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I have a bunch of mens clothes that can be sent . I am in Chicago though and would like to get them out asap. Do you know of anywhere taking these to help?

Many Thanks and God Bless,


12 Clippin' with Carie May 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Sherry…I’m not sure if there are any churches or anything in Chicago, but if you want to mail to me…I will get them in the right hands. If you choose to mail you can send to:

Clippin with Carie
2977 Highway K #313
O Fallon, MO 63368


13 Shirley Newberg May 27, 2011 at 8:45 am



14 Clippin' with Carie May 27, 2011 at 9:06 am



15 TimberlyfromIdaho June 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I have many plus size clothes and junior size clothes. Is the address above i would send these clothes for the joplin tornado victims?


16 Clippin' with Carie June 4, 2011 at 7:30 am



17 Michelle May 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I will driving through this area coming from Indiana during May 31 to June 6th. Where can I drop off women’s clothing donations?


18 Melissa May 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I have plenty in the stockpile I would be happy to give to the Red Cross, does anyone know of any dropoff locations in South County or West County?


19 Clippin' with Carie May 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Check Donnas comment regarding The Crossing in Fenton or Chesterfield…but I think it needs to be dropped in Chesterfield before 10 am on Tuesday….otherwise maybe another reader will chime in if they know of another drop in your area!


20 Shelly May 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hi Melissa,

I saw this on the Facebook page “Joplin Tornado Relief Fundraising Efforts”:

St. Louis: Fan-A-Mania/ Pro Image stores In St. Louis are currently accepting donations until 9 p.m. Friday night. The stores are located at The Mills Mall, Chesterfield Mall, West County Mall, and St. Clair Square Mall. Donations can include food, clothing, toiletries, baby supllies, monetary donations, home goods, tools, etc.


21 Kim May 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Im looking for a place to donate toys to the kids in Joplin MO. My 7 year old son really wants to help the kids. If you know anywhere around St.Charles please let me know.


22 Meredith May 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce office is accepting donations that will be taken to Joplin on Friday.


23 Kelly May 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Hello! I live in Illinois and am looking for a way to help the victims/survivors of the tornados in Joplin. I am also a member of an AMAZING Scentsy team. We were wanting to donate Scentsy Buddies, as well as other gift cards, non-perishables and other items as needed. Do you know of an organization that I can contact to arrange the donations and to ensure that they are given to those who need them? I would appreciate any help/advice you can provide me with. Thanks and God Bless!


24 Joan May 24, 2011 at 7:30 am

lot of people in ohio would like to send clothes etc we don’t know where to go.


25 Becca May 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Hi, I’m in northeast Indiana (around Ft Wayne). My husband and I are starting a big food and donation drive here and we’re trying to find a place to take these without having to drive it all down there. If you hear of anything up this way let me know, and I’ll do the same for you! Don’t know where in ohio you live, but in case you’re close to here I’ll get in touch. Here is my email: just in case. thanks!
And this is to anyone, not just Joan, that may know of a place up this way!


26 Barbara May 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

Where in Springfield can I drop off baby clothes for those in Joplin?


27 Barbara May 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

The Crossing Church in Quincy, IL is taking all kinds donations to deliver to Joplin! Check out their website to help.


28 Julie May 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

Hello–I am in Ohio and my family and friends would like to help. I have a 7 month old son and I have so many baby clothes and infant diapers. Also, I have a lot of clothes that I need to get rid of. Where can we send them? We have been watching on T.V. and we want to help.


29 Clippin' with Carie May 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Julie if you are looking to mail items….you can send them directly to me and I will get them to the right people!! I am working with a few different teams of people heading down there starting today

You can mail to

Clippin with Carie
2977 Highway K #313
O Fallon, MO 63368

I will make sure we get your donations to Joplin!!!


30 jen May 28, 2011 at 1:35 am

i have lots of clothes too u still need some?


31 Clippin' with Carie May 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

You can send them if you like


32 Lisa W May 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

Jefferson City, MO-JC Jaycees are collecting items today and tomorrow from 9-7 at the JC Fairgrounds.

I am super excited to make my first donation from my stockpile, ecspecially since I have family in Joplin. I could have made a $10 donation but for less than $10, we are donating 65 items, at least $100 of products, and still have plenty of each to spare.

7 boxs of baby cereal
1 box baby snacks
3 cans of soup
5 body washs
1 box of bandaids
2 bottles maalox
8 bars of soap
12 travel deoderant
2 bottles childrens tylenol
5 tubes of toothpaste
1 floss
7 feminine pads
11 toothbrushs


33 Laurie May 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

Our church, is also taking a truckload down on Friday. You can get the info on their website. They are taking donations through Thursday, 4:30pm.


34 Myika May 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

Do you know of any locations in Kansas City, Missouri where clothes can be donated to the victims?


35 danielle May 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Jefferson County area:

Food Drive Details: Come out and help our Tornado Victims of Joplin, MO.

•Where: Meramec Arnold Elks Lodge, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial, MO
•When: May 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Items Requested: Clothes, Cleaning, etc.
•Information: Charles Huey, 314-920-5472


36 Shelly May 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

KSDK has info about where to drop off donations:

There is a drop off location at Hampton Village (intersection of Chippewa & Hampton in south city). They will be collecting items until 7 pm tonight.


37 Angela May 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Hello! I live here in the Joplin area. If anyone is bringing anything to Joplin to donate and needs my help in anyway, please just email me. I do know that we are in need of toiletry items such as body washes, shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrushes, toilet paper and also laundry soap. The food items are not being used as much right now as you can imagine they do not have anyway to prepare them. Bottled water is also a great need as many still do not have running water and are on boil order.

Thank you so much and God Bless!


38 brittani May 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hi angela, i have a lot of stuff i would like to donate and me and my mother were thinking of maybe coming down there this weekend.. we are from independence. so we would really appreciate it if you could help us a little, like where to go when we get there and all that stuff so i would appreciate it if you could email me back.

thanks so much!


39 brittani May 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hi Angela, Im from independence and I have a lot of stuff that I am wanting to donate.. me and my mother were thinking of just driving down there this weekend. It would make things a lot easier for us if we had someone down there that we could communicate with and help us find the right place for our stuff to go and things like that.. so if you could email me back i would really appreciate it!

thanks so much!


40 Brooke May 25, 2011 at 11:23 am

Just wondering how I can make a donation of gently used baby girl clothes (0-9 months), from Canada.
An address to fedex/mail to or anything like that. Thanks!


41 Kaylyn May 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Me and my friend are raising money and house hold items for Joplin. The only thing we need right now is a way to get them down there. Any suggestions?? Please, let me know. Because right now we have no idea. 🙂 Thanks.


42 Shelly May 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

The Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1 is offering to take supplies to Joplin. You can check out their Facebook page:


43 Jessica Kline May 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Hi I live in Pa. and want to send Donation Of toiletry items and Toys for the children do you know the best place i could send it to is ?


44 Angela May 26, 2011 at 9:59 am

I am trying to get through to our local radio station. They are running 24 hours a day and have been receiving and giving information about donations, etc. I will post an address to send donations once I receive the info.



45 Jessica Kline May 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Thank you and God Bless !


46 jeanette May 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

I am trying to send my donations of baby clothes, blankets, toys, book ect to Joplin, Missouri, I am from New York and dont know of a place to drop them off at. Any suggestions?


47 Beverly May 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I have baby boy clothing up to size 12 months…. and am in California. Do you know anywhere I can drop them off for tornado victims?


48 jen May 28, 2011 at 1:38 am

i have boys clothes to 4t girls 8 and 9 and women 12-14 and some others tell me where to send it and i will! god bless!


49 Rita Swanson May 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

I have been looking for a place to send baby clothing that I have collected for a charity without much success. I’m in a small town in Ohio. I don’t want these brand new clothes to be thrown in a pile but given to the people who need them. If there is still a need for them, I would gladly mail them if I knew where to mail them. It is so frustrating to have the desire to help, the items that are needed, and no information to get them there. Then I found your site and I’m sitting here hoping that this is my answer. Can I send them to the address you provided in earlier posts? I have always been able to have a contact person in other disasters but seem to have problems finding someone in this disaster.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


50 Clippin' with Carie May 28, 2011 at 7:35 am


You can send them to may address as posted. I am working with 4 different teams (organizations) that are rotating in delivering donations. I will get your items to the right people!


51 Rita Swanson May 28, 2011 at 8:06 am

Thank you! and God Bless!


52 Debbie from San Diego June 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

We would like to send blankets, girls (size 2s and 4s), shoe, some women’s clothing, jeans, etc.So from reading your website, Carie, I am planning on sending these donations to you and hope that you can please get them into the right hands for the families that we know as well as all other victims of this horrible disaster. Please let me know if this is the proper channels to go though. Thank you.


53 Clippin' with Carie June 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm

That’s fine


54 Shannon May 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I know it isn’t much but I live in Michigan and just got 6 32oz bottles of formula and 2 boxes of the 8ct 2oz formula with my couponing…would like to know if there is a place in Mich that you know is sending needed items…please let me know.


55 Diane May 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I live in Connecticut and would like to donate children’s clothing to Joplin, Missouri kids. Can you give me suggestins where the best donation centers are.
Thank you.


56 Kathy May 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Hi, I am also in Connecticut and am actively searching for a place to send donation goods to those who’s lives were turned upside-down in Joplin, God bless them all.

I have children’s and women’s clothing (children’s clothing ranges from infant to 10 years old), as well as toddler toys, baby-related functional household items. I have lots more to donate if there are any specific needs that anyone knows of.



57 penny cook May 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm

hello my name is penny cook and i live in chaffee missouri, i have tons of stuff ranging from a baby crib, maternity clothes, regular womens and mens clothes, croc shoes size 8 that have been sanitzed with bleach, they are still in good condition like brand new. i have canisters for the kitchen, tons of books. I need to know where is the closest place i can take these items. have to much to ship in mail! 🙂


58 Meg May 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Hi…we live in CT and my 4 children have collected all of their toys that they would like to donate. We once lost everything in a hurricane when we lived in the Caribbean and they remember all of the donations we received from complete strangers…they loved receiving toys and didn’t care if they were new or not…they were even able to replace some of their favourite games and stuffed animals this way so it was even more special.

Any ideas how we can make this happen from CT?



59 Beverly May 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm

No response to my previous post so I guess there isn’t a drop off in California….


60 Michelle May 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

Is there a place/physical address that I can send clothing items to? Preferably some place local and not affiliated with the red cross? I am located in NJ but have tons if items I can send.


61 Autumn May 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

I was wondering if there are anyplaces in St. Louis that are still collecting donations. I have a few things I’ve been collecting and cannot seem to find a place to donate them to.


62 Johanna May 31, 2011 at 11:57 am


I have lots of clothes, (toddler girl, girl clothes, female and male adult clothes). I am in SW KANSAS, please could you send me an address to where I can mail the clothing to, if it is still needed.


63 jmk May 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm

The vast majority of Joplin relief places are FULL of clothing. Please STOP donating clothing. Cash is the best resource right now. People need money to start rebuilding their homes.


64 Rita Swanson June 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

Carie, My infant clothes are washed, sized and packed. Now I read that the people don’t need them. I don’t know if the person who wrote that is correct or not. Should I mail this box today?


65 Clippin' with Carie June 1, 2011 at 7:10 am

Looks like you need to hold off. There are all kinds of reports that they can’t keep up with the donations.


66 Shelly June 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

College Heights Christian Church in Joplin is accepting donations. They’ve also listed other churchs/organizations that are accepting donations.


67 Champayne June 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Im in Kansas City,Mo Where do I put the clothes for Joplin,Mo


68 Blair June 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Do they still need clothes? I have a bunch.


69 Clippin' with Carie June 6, 2011 at 6:55 am

Not at this time


70 Clippin' with Carie June 6, 2011 at 7:23 am

They are needing money at this time…


71 Amy Smith June 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I have a ton of clothes, children clothes, children toys, and linens to give to joplin where can I take these things to donate them?


72 Larry Matkin June 15, 2011 at 7:32 am

I am the treasurer for Turning Point Church in Derby Ks..We have taken up donations of water and clothes…Is there a place that we can take them that you would know of close to here(Wichita area)?


73 drake June 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

we need to help the tornado victims in joplin by giveing them every thing thay need


74 Sue Williams July 1, 2011 at 7:43 am

I need a St. Louis Drop Off. I have some glasses etc….clothing…..and 5 sets of sheets.



75 Nikki July 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Hey we have toys to donate to kids in Joplin. This is a big deal for my kids to get these toys to Joplin, as that was the only way I could get them to get rid of all these toys! LOL. Is there a place still for donations in the kansas city area. I live in Olathe, so somewhere around there! Thanks for letting me know!


76 Lorie July 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I have 12 year old girls clothes and shoes, and I have adult clothes and shoes.
Is there anywhere near O’fallon, MO that I can take them?


77 Fran Hunter August 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

FOX news just covered news about students going back to school in MO and some getting a free pair of shoes.
Is this website still active? Can clothing (some new, never worn) be donated to people in area in need? I’m in NY State but am willing to box up a supply and pay for shipping, However, I need a ship to address.
Thank you and God Bless your work to help others.


78 Sarah August 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

How can i donate my old toys and clothes to the kids in Joplin? i passed through on my vacation and i really feel the need to help!!! i have lots of size 7 clothes that don’t fit and some old stuffed animals!! how can i help!!!!!
Sarah age 11


79 Sarah August 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I really want to help I have my old toys ready to be shipped but i dont know where to ship them! can you tell me?
thanks Sarah age 11


80 Kathy August 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I really would like to ship some build a bear toys to Joplin for kids to use. Is there an address where they can be shipped to in Joplin?


81 Jo May 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I’m holding a small clothing drive (nothing corporate, just friends and family donating). We live in Oregon. How can I get the donations to OK?


Cristi 82 Cristi May 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

Hi Jo, that’s such a great idea! Check the facebook page as I’ll be posting this question there to see if we can get some help for you (HERE is the post)!!


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