Food and Supplies

Beacon Center is very fortunate to have the support of our community. It would be impossible for Beacon Center to provide necessary items for our clients without the tremendous generosity of our community. 
 

If you have furniture or large household items, please call 605-886-4304. We may have a client requesting such items.

 

How Do I Donate?

Your donations and monetary gifts can be dropped off or mailed to our office at 801 Jenson Ave SE Watertown, SD 57201. We accept donations daily between the hours of 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, or call 605-886-4304 to make an appointment. 

Donation Reminders

We cannot accept donations of the following used items: car safety seats, toys, stuffed animals, bikes, VHS tapes, books, magazines, and large electronics. 

 

We kindly ask for no damaged or broken household furniture/supplies and expired food/hygiene products. 

 

If donating clothing, please limit your donation to 1 or 2 bags due to low storage space. Speak with staff if you are wanting to deliver large gently used furniture.

 

If you have a lot of items to donate please deliver them to Community Corner (101 9th Ave SW Watertown, SD 57201—it shares the same parking lot as Peddlers Market), and donate them in Beacon Center’s name.

Want to host a drive for Beacon Center?

If you are interested in coordinating a food drive, please contact Stephanie Woodland at 605-886-4304 or email steph@beaconcentersd.com. Steph will provide you with the latest information on needed items and other groups who might be planning similar drives.  Click here to get our food drive poster.

 

Items Needed

The Pantry is stocked with donations from individuals and groups throughout the community and local food drives. Without this help, our shelves would be bare. Items needed are the same products you might have in your home pantry.  

 

We are always in need of the following:

  • Boxed easy meals

  • Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6

  • Baby wipes

  • Jelly

  • Macaroni & cheese

  • Ramen

  • Pasta (boxed)

  • Pasta (canned)

  • Peanut butter

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Tuna/meat (canned)

  • Bleach

  • Toilet bowl cleaner

  • Dish/dishwasher soap

  • Lice treatment

  • Toilet paper

  • Laundry detergent

  • 13-gallon trash bags

  • Kids snacks

  • Walmart/Hy-Vee/Visa gift cards for perishable items (eggs, milk, bread, etc.)

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those who have experienced violence!

box of donated clothing