Kindness Kottage began in 1983 as an idea in the heart of a woman in the Methodist church to provide clothing and canned goods for those in need. The idea quickly grew into reality as others joined in her passion of service and with the help of the Meredith Foundation we have moved into larger locations when needed. We are a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian Organization established to serve the Mineola ISD community and our store is just the physical location for all the Giving to be united! We exist by the power of people helping people and by God's Grace we will continue to serve.

We provide a large Resale Store that supports our Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance program for help with utilities and prescription medications. We are supported monthly by various local Churches as well as private individuals who help us financially and we are blessed by Volunteers who donate the gift of their time to help us with our Mission.

Our Food Pantry and assistance hours are Mon. - Fri. 9am-3pm and you are welcome to stop in or simply call 903-569-9197 to get the information you need to get signed up. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Resale Store is located at 316 E. Broad Street in Mineola and our hours are 9am - 4pm Mon. - Fri. and 11am - 3pm on First and Third Saturdays. We offer a great place to shop for low-cost essential and unique items and your purchases will help us continue to Serve our community.

We accept Donations of lightly used clothing, shoes, furniture, pictures, decor, kitchen and household items, lamps, toys, books, crafts, movies and music. We receive clothing donations at the East Door and Non-Clothing at the West Door. Please call the store for questions regarding donations.

We do not accept non-working items, mattresses, sleeper couches, children's car seats and older TV's.