At Helping Hands, restoring and maintaining the dignity of our neighbors is one of our highest values. Your responsible donations make a difference to our neighbors in need. 


what items can i donate to helping hands?

Helping Hands Ministry accepts the following donated items on an as-needed basis:

  • food

  • hygiene items (i.e., liquid laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, razors, deodorant infant and adult diapers)

  • new or gently used clothes and shoes (new underwear only)

  • new or gently used kitchen and household essentials (i.e., dishes, sheets, towels, small appliances in good working condition)

Helping Hands does not accept decorative items, large appliances, electronics, medications or medical supplies, toys, books, or furniture. If you have a question about whether or not we accept an item you would like to donate, please call us at 254-939-7355 or e-mail us at, and we will be happy to talk to you.


how do i drop off donated items?

To donate to Helping Hands, please come to the dock at the back of our building and knock on the door for assistance. We accept donations from 10 AM - 3:30 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 12 PM - 5:30 PM on Thursdays. Please do not drop off donations outside of posted hours. If you are dropping off donations for community service, donations are only accepted during posted hours as well.


food drives

Helping Hands participates in three major food drives throughout the year:

All food collected at Belton donation sites for each of these food drives is donated to Helping Hands. To donate food to one of these food drives, please donate unopened, unexpired, non-perishable items.


start your own food drive

You can organize your own food drive through your school, church, business, neighborhood, or club! Here are a few tips on how to create a successful food drive:

  • Make sure your food drive drop-off points are in areas that others can easily access. Your school cafeteria, your church, or your company's central office may be a good place to start.

  • Set a reasonable goal, and share it with others.

  • Decide on a deadline, and give others plenty of time to donate.

  • Publicize your drive! Tell as many people about your drive as possible.