Mount Helena

Leap of Kindness Day – February 29

Let’s make this extra day count for our community as we come together to make a difference!

We’re challenging businesses to deliver donations to a Non-Profit Organization of YOUR choice on Leap of Kindness Day. Each organization’s needs are listed on the Chamber’s website so we encourage you to pick an organization, snap a photo of your delivery and help us make this extra day count!

Non-profits, want to participate? Submit your needs to info@helenachamber.com and we’ll add them to our list! If you don’t see an organization that is near and dear to your heart on the list, contact them and find out their needs!


Leap of Kindness Day Non-Profit Needs

  • New or gently used suitcases and duffle bags for patients when they discharge.
  • Basketballs and Volleyballs

Contact Name: Alana Listoe - alistoe@shodair.org

Address: 2755 Colonial Drive Helena, MT 59601

Hours: Monday through Friday 8-5 p.m.

  • Through our Little Peeps program, we provide eye exams and glasses to kids in need free of charge. To support this work, we need financial donations at www.mountainhealthgives.org/donate. A gift of $100 helps to provide an eye exam and glasses for a child in need.

Contact Name: Molly Severtson - molly@mountainhealthgives.org - 406-438-7187

Address: 810 Hialeah Court, Helena, MT 59601

Hours: M-F, 9-5

  • Diapers (sizes 4 & 5 are most needed right now)
  • white onesies (0-3 month size)
  • receiving blankets
  • infant car seats
  • board books
  • gender-neutral bibs

Contact Name: Jolene Dobyns - 406-422-1011

Address: Options Clinic, 1005 Partridge Pl., Ste. 1, Helena MT 59602

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

  • We are seeking contributions in various forms to enhance our operations and outreach. Here are some specific areas where your generosity can make a significant impact:
  • Monetary donations or gift cards that will serve as incentives for our dedicated students and tutors.
  • The services of a webmaster to design a dynamic website that reflects our mission and activities. Alternatively, financial contributions to hire a professional for this task would be greatly appreciated.
  • Funds for instructional materials to enrich our educational resources.
  • Financial support to cover the cost of promotional materials, which will help us establish a stronger presence in the community.

Contact Name: Tracie Shepherd, Executive Director, 406-324-2111

Address: 815 Front Street, P. O. Box 67, Helena, MT 59624

Hours: 9-1 Monday through Friday, other hours available as requested

Items Most Needed

  • Kitchen supplies - silverware, plates, knives, pots, pans, cutting boards, etc.
  • Body care products – shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, face wash, face lotion, baby body wash, baby lotion, etc.

Welcome Packs for New Clients (new items)

  • Hairbrushes
  • Twin Sheet sets
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Washcloths
  • Women’s Robes

Items for Baby

  • Baby Shampoo & Wash (Unscented)
  • Baby and Toddler Towels & Washcloths
  • Crib Sheets and Mattress Covers
  • Sleep Sacks for 6 months and larger

NEW Clothing Items for Mom

  • Nursing Bras/Tanks, Sports Bras
  • Maternity Shirts and Leggings Size L-XXL
  • Underwear and Socks
  • Women’s Tennis Shoes Size 7-11

Items for Mom

  • Body and Face Lotion
  • Velcro Belly Bands
  • Toothpaste
  • Pedicure and Manicure Kits
  • Body Pillow with pillowcase

Home Items

  • Short Curtains
  • Twin Size Comforters
  • Night lights
  • Headphones
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Outdoor toys and summer rec items

Recreation/Activities

  • Art Supplies, Canvases, Adult Coloring Books, Tie Dye Kits, Sketch Pads/Pencils, Gel Pens, etc.

Kitchen Items

  • Sippy cups
  • Adult Water bottles
  • Rolling pins/ Baking tools
  • Small pitchers with lids/ Food Storage
  • New Bottle brushes

Gift Cards

  • VISA, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Costco, Hair Salon for Client Haircuts, Painted Pot, Cinemark, Flying Giant etc.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT

Crocheted or knitted blankets, hats, or clothing, Baby Gates, Car Seats, Bassinets, Cribs Manufactured more than three years ago, Crib Bumpers, Baby Swings or Bouncers, Used Pack N Plays, Used Breast Pumps, Used Baby Bottles, or Stuffed Animals

Contact Person: Kaytlin Newlun Reynolds - kaytlinr@florencecrittenton.org (406)413-7068

Address: 3404 Cooney Drive, Helena, MT, 59602, 9am-5pm

Hours: Please call ahead before dropping off donation.

  • On behalf of Spring Meadow Resources, and the people we serve, here is a list of things that we can always use:
  • Gift cards for things such as-coffee, movies, ice cream, local places like McDonalds or Dairy Queen etc.
  • Baking or cooking kits-cookie or cake mixes, pizza kits, brownie mixes etc.
  • Games
  • Art supplies-painting canvases, paints and brushes, colored paper, plain drawing paper, markers, adult coloring books
  • Personal hygiene supplies-shampoo & conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, chapstick etc.
  • Generic clothing, in Men’s and Women’s sizes, ranging from XS-XXL- items such as socks, t-shirts, sweat pants, pajamas
  • Towels, full or twin bed sheet/comforter sets

Contact Name: Jean Morgan, Executive Director/CEO - jmorgan@smrmt.org

Office Phone: 443-2376

Cell phone: 461-0861

Fax number: 443-7542

  • Meal in a can - Things like chili, stews, soups, chili mac, ravioli

1616 Lewis Street (Come to the side door in the parking lot)

Drop-off times on Thursday, February 29th, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Maddie Balachowski 443-3663 x150 - maddie@helenafoodshare.org

Tim Joyce 443-3663 x104 - tim@helenafoodshare.org

  • Wall-mounted chair holders for folding chairs
  • Sturdy garment racks for hanging coats
  • Deodorant and razors for Showers to Empower and Pantry Program
  • Hand and feet warmers for unsheltered neighbors
  • Warm socks for men and women
  • Underwear for men
  • Office supplies – printer paper, plain envelopes, legal notepads
  • Small garbage cans (2)
  • Monetary donations to support the community impact programs and 36 nonprofit partners of United Way go a long way in our community!

Address – 75 East Lyndale

Hours of Operation – Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Contact Person for Questions – Emily McVey 406-442-4360 emily@unitedwaylca.org

Thank you so much for doing this! We have a few needs that would be so helpful to have met:

  • Art supplies in good shape- especially quality paper, construction paper, glue sticks, paint brushes, foam brushes, etc…
  • A box of copy paper
  • A heavy duty vacuum in good working order- does not have to be new – preferably canister
  • Bubble wrap and shipping supplies

Christina Barbachano
Executive Director
Holter Museum of Art
406.442.6400 ext. 105

  • Gifts cards for gas, groceries, and fast-food restaurants
  • Motel food items (microwavable and/or ready to eat)
  • Coffee
  • New hairbrushes and kids’ toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner (20-32 oz)
  • Small bottles of Tylenol, ibuprofen, and cold medicines
  • Laundry supplies: Detergent, fabric softener, bleach, baskets
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue
  • Trash cans and garbage bags (33 gal and 13 gal)
  • Cleaning supplies: Multi-purpose cleaner, dishwasher tablets, dishwasher rinse aid, furniture polish, brooms, mops, wide floor dusters
  • Women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Women's clothing: Sweatpants, leggings, sweatshirts, and zip-up hoodies (sizes XS-XXXL)
  • Women’s pajamas (sizes XS-XXL)
  • Women’s slip-on shoes and winter boots (sizes 7-10)
  • New or gently used full- and twin-size sheets, blankets, and comforters
  • New pillows
  • Full-size mattress covers
  • Visit thefriendshipcenter.org/tfcreads for our Montana Book Company wishlist
  • Straight Talk phones and minute cards (new and in packaging)

Please note: We are currently not accepting clothing donations that are NOT on our list. This is temporary and we will resume taking clothing when we are able to clear out more space for storage.

Address: 1430 N Sanders St, Helena, MT 59601

Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Friday

Contact Person for Questions: Jackie Brennan (jackie.b@thefriendshipcenter.org or 406.442.6800)

  • Gift Cards for Families in Need of Household Items (i.e. Gas Cards, Grocery Cards, Smart Talk Cards, Amazon Gift Cards)
  • Wooden Puzzles (3 to 6 pieces)
  • Outside Sand Box and Sand Toys
  • Small Bike Helmets (Ages 1-5)
  • Hats and Mittens
  • Clothing (Sizes 2t-4t)

Address: 330 Lola St., Helena, MT 59601

Hours of Operation: 8a – 5p

Contact Person for Questions: Abby Frances McKnire, Site Manager (fmcknire@aware-inc.org or 406.422.1815)

  • Large kitchen Tupperware for food storage
  • Large Bath Towels
  • Pillows
  • Twin size bedding including blankets
  • Basic personal hygiene kits (shampoo, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Winter hats and gloves
  • Art and craft supplies

Address: 900 North Jackson, Helena, MT 59601

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Contact Person for Questions: Heather Irby

  • Shampoo, for a majority of our clients we need baby shampoo or no more tears type of shampoo.
  • Men and women’s body wash. Unscented is best.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Men and women’s shaving lotion.
  • Body lotion. Less perfumed and more towards extreme dry skin.
  • Sunscreen
  • Washcloths
  • Bath towels
  • Bedding – sheets/pillowcases/comforters – full size, twin size
  • Cinemark movie cards
  • Gift cards for meal outings – McDonalds, Burger King, Dairy Queen, etc.
  • Exploration works gift cards
  • Men’s Tshirts – medium, large, x-large
  • Men’s socks
  • Men’s pajama pants – medium, large, x-large
  • Men’s long underwear/top and bottom/ medium, large, x-large
  • Women’s socks
  • Women’s pajamas – medium, large, x-large
  • Women’s long underwear/top and bottoms/medium, large, x-large
  • Storage totes for both men and women.

Name: West Mont
Address: 2708 Bozeman Ave. Helena, MT
Phone: 406-447-3100
Hours: 8am to 4pm
Contact: Diana Nelson

  • Cat and dog treats for our Meals on Wheels drivers.
  • Gas cards for our senior volunteers some of which travel up to 40 miles per trip.
  • Used exercise equipment for our senior exercise classes.

Address: 200 S Cruse Helena MT 59601

Hours of operation: 8 am – 4 pm

Contact: Steven Ferriter sferriter@rmdc.net 406-457-7377