It is our mission to help relieve the pain and suffering that the homeless experience by providing food, clothing, sanitary items and back packs at no cost to homeless people across New England. With your help and support, we can provide these items to the homeless.
An important word about donations.
First of all, we thank the many, many people who donate clothes to us. We couldn’t do what we do without YOU. However, we are continuously shocked at what people put in our donation bins. It takes our amazing Clothing Team many hours every single week to sort through everything. We donate what we can’t use and throw out many items.
Please help us to save time and energy by following these simple rules.
Generally, if YOU wouldn’t wear it, please don’t donate it.
Please DO donate adult sizes (we don’t take kid stuff):
Clean, and in good condition, gently used: winter jackets, winter boots, sweatshirts, hoodies, NEW underwear, hotel sized toiletries, socks, hats, gloves.
PLEASE DO NOT donate (we have actually received each of these items):
jackets with no or broken zippers, lingerie, lint brushes, body glitter, clay facial masks, high heel shoes, kids clothes and sneakers, used socks, used underwear, pants(this includes jeans or slacks), moldy clothes, wet clothes, clothes with cat hair, sheets, dish towels, aprons, kids’ clothing, bathing suits, business suits, or pocketbooks.
What your cash donation can help us purchase:
- $25 Donation: Two complete TOILETRY KITS
- $30 Donation: Two WINTER GEAR SETS consisting of thermal socks, thick ski gloves, a hat and scarf
- $55 Donation: Two BACKPACKS filled with toiletries and winter gear
- $100 Donation: ONE DAY of SOUP for the Homeless
Our Most Urgent Needs – pictures are representative not necessarily exact items purchased.
Long Adult Socks (Heavy Weight)
Given the cold New England weather, when you do not have proper footwear, long, heavy socks are a godsend.
Adult Winter Gloves
Think of a glove type that will help prevent frostbite during our worst cold weather snaps.
Its all about keeping warm! Neutral colors are preferred so they would be appropriate for both men and women.
Trial Size Deodorant
We would appreciate the deodorant be gender neutral.
Lip Balm – Chapstick
Best deal found: 3 for $1.00
Current deal found : 2 for $1.00
Hotel Size Shampoo, Soap, and Lotion
Ziplock bags (Gallon Size)