Donating Goods

Operation Breakthrough graciously accepts donations that are used to help our families meet the basic needs for food, hygiene items, children's books, gently used children's clothing. If requested, Operation Breakthrough will provide a tax receipt to the donor, listing the items donated and the date. Operation Breakthrough will not assign a value to the donated goods.

Donations may be dropped off between 9 am and 5 pm at the dock behind Corita's Place at 31st and Harrison. We ask that you please not drop off any large items at the center. If you have large donations, call 816-329-5205 or email Zach at Please see below for a list of accepted and needed items.

Amazon Wish List

All classrooms and departments post needs/wishes on the Operation Breakthrough general wish list on Amazon. Items on it can be purchased anywhere. The list is just a guide for people to see the types of items we need. Click here for a link to the Amazon wish list.

If you purchase anything from Amazon, they will donate 05% of all your purchases to Operation Breakthrough when you sign up to support our children. All you have to do is sign in at Then type "Operation Breakthrough Kansas City," and you are ready to shop as usual. Operation Breakthrough will get a check, and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you helped a child in need.

Thank you for helping us care for our children and their families!

Food Pantry Wish List:

Non-perishable foods, including:

  • Cereal – cold and oatmeal
  • Boxed meals
  • Canned fruit - 100% juice or lite syrup if possible
  • Pasta and pasta sauce in plastic jars
  • Rice - including brown rice and wild rice
  • Hearty soups/chili
  • Crackers
  • Cornbread mix
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Pancake mix/syrup
  • Hamburger/Tuna Helper
  • Jelly in plastic containers
  • Canned tuna or chicken - water packed if possible
  • Canned beans such as kidney or black beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned vegetables - low sodium is possible
  • Applesauce
  • Breakfast bars

Other items that can’t be purchased with food stamps:

  • Diapers, size 3 and up
  • Diaper wipes
  • Baby wash/diaper cream
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes for children and adults
  • Skin lotion
  • Toilet tissue
  • Deodorant
  • Bath soap
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning items such as cleansers, dish soap and sponges

Other gifts:

See our donation policy for other things we would like to have.

Donation Policy