The Kindness Kottage resale shop, established in 1983, is not just your regular average resale shop.  It is so much more!  Kindness Kottage is a place to come for assistance for individuals and families in the Mineola Independent School District.  We offer numerous services, including Food Pantry and emergency assistance with utilities and prescription drugs.  Emergency assistance is offered on a financial cap per client.  Each client is evaluated by the Executive Director or store manager to determine eligibility for assistance.  The Food Pantry and emergency assistance hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Saturday and Sunday assistance is not available.

United Way, various local churches as well as donations from private individuals sponsor the Food Pantry.  Item Donations are accepted M-F 9am – 3pm.  Helpful donations include good quality usable furniture, house wares, clothing, shoes, most working items, food and monetary donations.  We do not accept non-working items needing major repair or mattresses, sleeper couches or the older version (non-flat panel) television sets.

Proceeds from resale sales go back into the food pantry, emergency assistance program and normal operational costs.  We are strictly a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, available to assist those in need with proof of residence within the Mineola Independent School District.

Prospective clients are urged to visit or call to schedule an evaluation to determine if you meet qualifications for assistance.  As a reminder, our services are for Mineola Independent School District residents only.  If we are unable to help you, we may be able to refer you to another organization who possibly can.  

Stop by our new location at 316 E. Broad Street in Mineola.  Shop our greatly expanded resale store for gently used clothing or a variety of other items, while at the same time helping those in need through your purchases.

Another way in which you can help serve the community, is by becoming a Kindness Kottage volunteer.  We very much appreciate those individuals who volunteer their services by giving back to the community in this manner.  Simply ask for our Executive Director or Store Manager if you are willing to assist in this way.