Donate Funds / Goods / Time

How can you help an association such as LOC that seeks to serve the poor? How can you touch and make a difference in many lives?


Ladies of Charity depends heavily on contributions from individuals, churches, and corporations along with grants and fundraising.  We are always looking for corporate sponsors.  Please consider contributing to help support our mission.  If you would like to contribute by credit card please select the donate button on the side bar of any page or above.  Fill out the information and be sure to designate if it is for a memorial, honorarium, food card if you have a special request or reason for donation.  You may also mail us a check. Thank you for your support!

Donate Goods
We appreciate all donations made to Ladies of Charity. In order to make processing of donations more efficient, please adhere to these few guidelines:

1.) We gladly accept clean, gently-worn clothing.
2.) Please use boxes or bags (bags no larger than a 13-gallon kitchen size) for your donations.
3.) Bag or box like items together (ex. shoes, household items, clothing, books, toys, etc.)

A few items we CANNOT accept are:

1.) Infant cribs, car seats, high chairs, and strollers.
2.) Mattresses, box springs, large exercise equipment, non-working large TV’s older than 6 years.

Thrift Store sales help us purchase food for the Emergency Assistance Pantry. Please keep in mind that items must be clean, in good working order and saleable for us to benefit from them!

IMG_2106Bring your donations to our Warehouse donations door (Ring Doorbell) anytime Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  If you need help with large donations (or large quantities of smaller donations), please contact us.

For the Thrift Shop & Warehouse Store we are always in need of furniture, housewares (even pots and pans),  home decor, small appliances, toddler children’s clothing and shoes, men’s clothing and shoes, new underwear (men, women and children’s) and low cut socks.  We are also always in need of linens, towels and blankets.

For the pantry we can always use size #5 diapers, baby wipes, peanut butter, tuna, small cans of applesauce or fruit, as well as toilet paper and unused hotel size personal care items.

Donate Time

To volunteer email us

At Ladies of Charity in Knoxville we operate mostly with volunteers and are always in need of more.  There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at Ladies of Charity:

  • Sort, bag and stock food
  • sew for or help assemble layettes
  • Thrift Shop cashier
  • sort, price and display housewares
  • Prepare and send greeting cards
  • Work on fundraisers
  • Write grants
  • Solicit new members
  • Help assemble Easter Baskets
  • Help sort, price and display Halloween & Christmas items
  • Help sort, repair and price electronics, toys, books, clothing, linens, etc.
  • Help with publicity
  • Receive donations, sort and distribute to various departments
  • Help at the clothing voucher counter
  • Emergency assistance receptionist
  • Emergency assistance interviewer

We can find something for you to help us with.

There are opportunities for men as well.  On occasion we may have a need for repairing furniture donated, minor plumbing repairs, haul clothing to missions, transport food collections from churches to pantry, make sure appliances are working and/or help with furniture donation pick ups, to name a few.

As you can see opportunities abound to help out whether you can do a couple hours a month to volunteering several times a month we can use you.  We hope you’ll consider helping in some way.