Whether you choose to give food donations, a one-time gift or a recurring donation, we make sure that every single donation is used to help over 300 families per month in our community!
One time & recurring donations are always appreciated! Monetary donations help us with facility maintenance, day-to-day operations, and emergency food needs.
TEXT TO DONATE
Download tithe.ly & text GIVE to 936.213.9959
MAIL DONATIONS TO
Kaufman Christian Help Center
400 S. Terrell Hwy
Kaufman, TX 75142
DROP OFF DONATIONS
During our regularly scheduled business hours
WHAT IMPACT DOES MY DONATION HAVE?
Provides vital personal hygenie products for 4 people
Provides food for 2 senior adults
Provides food & personal hygenie products for a family of 5*
Provides tax preparation service for 2 households*
Provides 6 months of financial mentoring for one family*
*Food provided is meant to supplement family grocery budget.
*VITA service is provided by volunteers through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
*Financial mentor program is a pilot program created by The Center.
FOOD & PERSONAL CARE DONATIONS
MOST FOOD NEEDED ITEMS
canned meat • canned soup • pasta sauce • pasta noodles • beans (canned or bagged) • rice
mac & cheese • peanut butter
toilet paper • paper towels • napkins • kleenex
toothpaste • toothbrushes • shampoo • conditioner
body wash • deodorant • diapers
WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TAKING THE FOLLOWING (due to storage space challenges):
clothes • furniture • household goods
Please consider taking these items to Twice Around Thrift Store (at the Genesis Center) or the Angels Closet – both benefit
organizations in the area that help our neighbors
DONATION DROP OFF
Feel free to drop off donations any time during our regularly scheduled business hours or contact us if you need to schedule an alternate time or for a pick up of large donations
FOOD DONOR PROTECTION ACTS
TEXAS LAW – THE GOOD FAITH DONOR ACT
On June 10, 1981 the Texas State Legislature passed legislation, commonly referred to as the Good Faith Donor Act to address liability for damages resulting from the condition of donated items. The state law reads as follows:
A person who donates apparently wholesome food to a nonprofit organization for distribution to the needy is not subject to civil or criminal liability that arises from the condition of the food, unless an injury or death results from an act or omission of the person thatconstitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
A nonprofit organization that distributes apparently wholesome foodto the needy at no charge and that substantially complies with theapplicable local, county, state and federal laws and rules regardingthe storage and handling of food for distribution to the public is not subject to civil or criminal liability that arises from the condition ofthe food, unless an injury or death results from an act or omission of the organization that constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
FEDERAL LAW – THE EMERSON GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD ACT
On October 1, 1996 the Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Emerson Act) was enacted. The Emerson Act is a federal law that provides national standards regarding food donations so that donors have consistent liability information for interstate donations. The law addresses the liability concerns of donors who contribute food in good faith and states the following: To encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals by giving the Model Good Samaritan Food Donation Act the full force and effect of law.
A person or gleaner shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product that the person or gleaner donates in good faith to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to needy individuals, except that this paragraph shall not apply to an injury to or death of an ultimate user or recipient of the food or grocery product that results from an act or omission of the donor constituting gross negligence or intentional misconduct.The term “apparently wholesome food” means food that meets all quality and labeling standards imposed by Federal, State, and local laws and regulations even though the food may not be readily marketable due to appearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus, or other conditions.