UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center

Donating Items

VolunteerStaffMany of our HCPC patients have exhausted their health insurance, have no family support and are in need of items and services not usually provided during a hospital stay. Your tax deductible donations of cash or goods go directly to the patients, and can be sent or delivered to the address below. We are open 24-hours for donations, and will supply a tax receipt if you leave your name and address.

For more information, please contact us:
 Harris County Psychiatric Center
 Volunteer Services
 2800 South MacGregor Way
 Houston, Texas 77021
 Telephone: 713-741-8692
 Email: HCPC Volunteer Service

Items that can be donated to HCPC's Volunteer Services Department

Clothing donations must be:

  • Clean
  • In good condition
  • Wearable
  • Free of visible soil, stains, blood or other potentially infectious material
  • No used underwear, bras, bathing suits, socks, hats or wigs
  • Pants, sweat pants, jeans and shorts 
  • Shoes (No high heels or steel-toe boots): Sneakers, shoes, boots and flip-flops
  • Jackets, coats, gloves and mittens
  • Shirts (long and short sleeve), sweat shirts, and sweaters

Toiletries (No sprays, glass or open bottles)

  • Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, body wash, lotion or other personal care items

Food (No homemade items or open packages )

  • Candy, chips and sweets

Books/ magazines (No hardback books)

  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Large journals (not spiral bound)
  • Adult, teen or child 

Games/ toys/ puzzles/ art supplies/ sports equipment

  • Board games (without lots of little pieces to get lost)
  • Large dominos
  • Playing cards and card games (Uno, Old Maid, Skip Bo, etc.)
  • Plush animals and toys
  • Crossword, word game and Sudoku puzzle books
  • Jigsaw puzzles (10 – 1000 pieces)
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons (no built-in sharpeners) and washable markers           
  • Watercolor paints and paint brushes, various sizes
  • Drawing paper pads (not spiral bound)
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, ping pong balls and Nerf balls

Movies/ DVDs/ Video games

  • G, PG or PG-13 movies
  • Sports games and other G, PG or PG-13 games for Wii, Play Station 2 or 3 and Xbox 360
  • G, PG or PG-13 hand-held electronic games

Volunteer Services cannot accept donations of:
• Clothing: Used underwear, bras, bathing suits, socks, hats or wigs
• Shoes: High-heeled shoes or steel-toe boots
• Toiletries: Sprays, glass or open bottles
• Food: Homemade items or open packages
• Books: Hardback books
• Movies and video games: Items not rated G, PG or PG-13