stuff the box

Nov 2 – Nov 13

“The donations that we get mean everything to us because it helps us with everything that we are doing for the clients here.

A lot of people come in and don’t have anything. They literally have what they were wearing when they walked through our door.”

– Lonja, Child & Family Counselor

We need your help to 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 11,600 bed nights for 260 people who needed safe shelter to escape 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 Kayla at giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org or give her a call at (316) 264-8344, ext. 1262.

Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter

Harbor House is Wichita’s largest domestic violence emergency shelter, but Harbor House does so much more than shelter survivors and their families escaping 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 also 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


Household Products

  • New kitchen utensils
  • Plate sets
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent

Baby Needs

  • Bottles
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby soap

Kids and Adult Needs

  • New clothing, all sizes
    (Infant, children, adult)
  • Underwear and socks, all sizes
    (Infant, children, adult)
  • Gift items for teens and children
    (video games, movies, ear buds, etc.)


  • Duffel bags, totes, luggage
  • New personal hygiene products
    (hair product, toiletries)
  • Non-perishable food items including cereal and snack items
  • First aid items – No medications please
  • $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.