The Scott Eicke Warming Center, located in Bartle Hall, is a historic joint effort between the City of Kansas City, Mo., grassroots community organizers, and local nonprofit and outreach organizations. The Warming Center is not just a place for people experiencing houselessness to sleep and eat during freezing weather. Here we create space centering the voices, power, and lived experiences of houseless people while working to end the violent cycle of houselessness.

Volunteers Needed
UPDATE (3/5/21): Starting tomorrow, there will be a DCID Ambassador at Bartle Hall in the 2100 Lobby from 12 pm- 4 pm for donations to be dropped off. Please email Julie at with any questions.

Please click here to volunteer. All job descriptions and time slots are available on sign-up genius when clicking the link. Volunteer Instructions read before going to Warming Center Map (Bartle Hall).

Donations Needed
We need groups of volunteers that can help organize all donations during the day (4 pm-6 pm) and/or overnight (after 10 pm- 6 am).

Here is a list of donations in addition to what is needed down below.

All donations are to be dropped off at 13th & Central (2100 Lobby). Here is an updated list of items (2/23/21) that are needed:

Immediate Needs for Men

  1. Men shoes and running shoes needed (sizes 10-14), size 16 Costco has shoes for $25
  2. Sweatpants
  3. Jeans all size’s (32-38)
  4. Belts
  5. Deodorant

Immediate Needs for Women

  1. Underwear in all sizes
  2. Bras and sport bras
  3. Comfortable pants for sleeping
  4. Boots and shoes of all sizes
  5. Deodorant

Other Immediate Needs

  1. Duffel Bags
  2. Backpacks
  3. Latex gloves (Large and XL)

Monetary Donations
For all monetary donations, click here. Contact Julie Shippy at for a receipt or if you have any questions.