Damien Center is proud to accept in-kind donations, which allow you to give tangible items rather than cash donations to benefit the clients we serve.

Your support. Your way.

In addition to financial contributions, we also accept in-kind donations, which allow you give tangible items rather than cash donations that benefit the clients we serve. We accept in-kind donations to support several areas:

Food Pantry Needs

If you'd like to donate to our food pantry, please consider donating the following:

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned or pouches of meat
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Peanut butter in plastic jars
  • Ensure (or other nutritional drinks)
  • Small, healthy snack items
  • Soups
  • Other non-perishables

We are always in need of new and unopened hygiene or toiletry items, including:

  • Dish soap (small bottles)
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Hygiene/disinfectant wipes

Holiday Assistance

Every year Damien Center partners with organizations and people in the community to help our clients in need during the holidays. There are a few different options for the community to get involved with holiday assistance.

Thanksgiving Assistance

This year, we will be assembling boxes for families and individuals in need of food for Thanksgiving. If you would like to help with Thanksgiving assistance, you can purchase items off this list or purchase an entire box for $30.


December Assistance

During the month of December, we will be assembling boxes for families and individuals in need of food for the holidays. If you would like to help with holiday meal assistance, you can purchase items off this list or purchase an entire box for $30.


Another way to help in December is through holiday gifts for either an individual client or a client's family. Every year, we have clients fill out wish lists for themselves and their families. We provide the list to the sponsor to purchase items off of the list. The sponsor can either wrap the gifts or bring them to Damien to have them wrapped.

Silent Auction

Each year the Damien Center hosts one of Indianapolis’ premier events – Grande Masquerade. The event draws hundreds of attendees who celebrate the evening by showing their support to the Damien Center’s mission and vision. The night of Grande Masquerade, a silent auction is organized to highlight donated items from our community’s businesses and nonprofit partners. With so many people in attendance, a wide variety of goods and services are needed to provide an array of options.

We hope that your business or organization will consider participating in our silent auction this year! Whether you provide a key item that becomes the focal point for an entire table of items, a gift certificate, an item that boosts the value of a gift basket, or an item deserving of its own spot in the live auction, you will be helping Damien Center achieve its significant mission to empower our community and clients living with HIV through care, prevention, education, and services.