stuff the box

Nov 1 – Nov 14

“My heart is always full this time of year because it helps restore my faith in humanity as I see our community come together in support of the families we serve. Every donation received goes to our clients and their children when they may have had to leave everything behind.”

– Nikka, Harbor House Advocate

You can help Stuff the Box with donations for Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter at Catholic Charities.

What is Stuff the Box?

The Stuff the Box campaign helps gather personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, clothing basics, household items and more to help the children and women who come to Harbor House with literally nothing. In the past year, Harbor House provided nearly 9,200 days in shelter for 113 survivors and 123 children escaping domestic violence.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Host your own Stuff the Box fundraiser.
  • Collect donations and drop off at any one of the drop-off locations listed here.
  • Share the wish list with your friends, family and coworkers. Downloadable version available here.

Want to Participate?

Interested in hosting a donation drive or being a drop-off location for Stuff the Box? Please contact Kenna at giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org or give her a call at (316) 264-8344, ext. 1262.

Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter

Harbor House is more than Wichita’s largest domestic violence emergency shelter, helping hundreds escape domestic violence.

The ministry helps thousands of survivors who do not even step foot in the shelter, instead receiving services in the community or through a 24/7 hotline.

Harbor House provides:

  • A 24/7 crisis hotline at (316) 263-6000
  • Safety planning
  • Healthy relationship education
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Outreach for court services
  • Financial literacy and life skills classes
  • Assistance with housing & employment
  • Collaboration with community partners



Please donate NEW items

Household Products 

  • Kitchen utensils
  • Plate sets
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Cleaning supplies (dish soap, bleach wipes)
  • Laundry detergent (pods, please)
  • Paper plates, bowls, cups and plastic utensils
  • Facial tissue
  • Laundry baskets
  • Hangers
  • Bedding sets
  • Bath towels

Kids and Adult Needs

  • New clothing, all sizes (Infant, children, adult) (thanks, we already have plenty of hats, gloves and mittens!)
  • Pajamas (all sizes)
  • Underwear and socks, all sizes
    (Infant, children, adult)
  • School supplies
  • Gift items for teens and children
    (games, puzzles, video games, movies, ear buds, etc.)


  • Duffel bags, totes, luggage
  • Non-perishable food items including cereal and snack items
  • $10, $15, $20 or $25 gift cards


Your dollars can help make someone’s stay more comfortable.

If you don’t have time to get out to shop, you can shop our wishlist at Amazon Smile or you can make a financial contribution. Donated dollars will allow the team at Harbor House to purchase items that are most needed, when they are needed. Here are ways that your dollars could help:


Bath towels for two families in shelter


Two weeks of formula and diapers for a baby in shelter 


Detergent so shelter families can do about 365 loads of laundry 


Kitchen basics for one family moving out of shelter 


A week’s worth of socks for 50 women and children in shelter 

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:

St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431

(316) 264-8344

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Need donation support?
316-264-8344 ext. 1262

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.