In addition to financial donations, we are always glad to receive donations of items such as the following:

  • Clothing -- Should be clean; should be new or "gently used"; should be something you wouldn't mind wearing.

  • Household items -- Should be clean; should be operational.

  • Food -- Should be in original packaging; should NOT be past the expiration date; should NOT be opened.

  • Hygiene items -- Should be in original packaging.


Click here to see a list of items that we are currently running short of.

Some things we DO NOT need because we are able to get these things in bulk from Capital Area Food Bank or other sources:  toilet paper, toothpaste, mouthwash, cups, drinking glasses.

If you would like to drop off a donation, just drive around to the side parking lot and knock on the back door.  Someone will come out to help you unload what you've brought by. 

Our Donation Hours are


 Mondays 7:00 AM - noon
 Tuesdays
 7:00 AM - noon
 Wednesdays
 7:00 AM - noon
 Fridays 7:00 AM - noon
 Saturdays
 7:00 AM - noon


Churches Touching Lives for Christ
P.O. Box 5
Temple, Texas 76503-0005

In an average month, CTLC volunteers provide food, clothing, utility assistance, and counseling to approximately 1000 families.  Because all assistance is free, CTLC depends largely upon financial donations from individuals, churches and organizations to provide this kind of service to the individuals and families who need it.

As good stewards of the resources that God has provided, we try to ensure that every gift that CTLC receives is used to provide assistance to those who come in for help and to keep our facilities operational.  All of our staff are volunteers; none of them receive pay from CTLC.  This keeps our overhead costs to a minimum.  In addition, CTLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all of your gifts are deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. 

It is very easy for you to donate financially to CTLC.  To make a cash donation, please send a check or money order to





You may also make a donation online.  Just click this button to go to a secure PayPal site to make your donation: 






End-of-year contribution receipts will be sent out for all financial donations over $200.  However, if you need a receipt for a donation of less than that amount, we will be very glad to send you one.  Just contact our office.

How can you help?  Donate!

If you have any questions about donating to CTLC, please contact our office during working hours (254-778-6885) or by email at ctlc@ctlcministries.org.

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