Lifeline is First Methodist Houston’s outreach ministry to the homeless and transient population living primarily in the downtown area. We meet the basic needs of our clients by providing food and clothing with kindness, love, and dignity. We truly want to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus.

In addition to meeting basic needs, we also provide Metro bus cards for written appointments, rental assistance, specific job-related clothing and tools, and referrals to other agencies. Lifeline wants to help clients that need the extra boost to get them on their own two feet.

Lifeline Needs Your Help!

Financial Contributions
Client Sponsorships
Gift Cards (McDonalds, Subway, etc.)
Clothing Donations
Food Donations

• Lifeline gives out about 350 sack lunches per week. We spend $3,000 a month on food and
water for our sack lunches. Clients are allowed one visit per week.

• About 95% of our clients are Men. We do have female clients however the need is less for
Women’s items.

• We give out between 6 to 8 bags of groceries per week. Grocery bags are available once per

Most needed clothing/items for Men:
T-Shirts (L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Tennis Shoes (sizes 8 ½ – 12)
Jeans (sizes 30 – 38)
Underwear (sizes M, L, XL, 2X)
Sweatshirts w/ Hoods (L, M, XL, 2X, 3X)

Secondary clothing items:
Khakis or black (Dockers style) pants (sizes 30 -38)
Polos (L, XL, 2X)
Button up dress shirts
Work Boots

Other Donation Items:
Travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion
Reading Glasses
Toilet Paper
Feminine Products


Canned/Jar Food Items: Dry Goods:
Vegetables White Rice
Tuna Fish Beans
Chili Instant Potatoes
Soup Spaghetti/Pasta
Spaghetti Sauce Crackers
Chicken Instant Oatmeal (packets)
Fruit Cups Granola Bars
Apple Sauce Peanut Butter

Lifeline has made it easy if you want to donate clothing and other needed items from the comfort of your home or office.

Go to

At the top of the page, there is a tab “Registry and Lists”. It has a drop-down menu, select
Lists & Special Occasions.
A dialogue box opens, use the right side which says “Find Someone’s List.”

First name: Lifeline
Last name: FUMC

Click on the “FIND” tab. A page will come up with a link to our items. Select Lifeline FUMC for the list of items needed. These items can be purchased and shipped directly to Lifeline.

We do accept used clothes and shoes, but we humbly ask that you only donate items that are in good condition and are free of rips, tears, and stains. Undergarments should only be new.

Lifeline is open Monday – Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Work the client desk
Pray and minister with our clients
Make sack lunches
Grocery shop
Sort and Organize clothing donations
Sponsor a client/mentor
Provide occasional transportation
Volunteer at one of our specialty events

To find out more about how you can help others through Lifeline, please contact Alexis McCarty at 832-668-1873.