In-Kind Giving Program
Your support is both a tremendous encouragement and a critically needed resource in our mission to bring about concrete solutions to end homelessness and poverty in Philadelphia.
Most Needed Items
- Socks and underwear (must be new | men’s and women's)
- Linens - twin sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases (must be new)
- Towels and washcloths (must be new)
- Men's Deodorant
- Tokens and gift cards to local stores like WaWa or CVS
- Shower shoes
- Foot powder
- Unisex shampoo
- Small prizes for bingo or games with residents (gift cards, new movies, board games, etc.)
For sanitary purposes, we regret that we are unable to accept the following items:
- Used bedding and/or blankets
- Used socks and/or underwear
HOME Spun Resale Boutique is accepting high quality, like new men and women's clothing and accessories including coats, shoes, jewelry, scarves, hats ties, gloves and purses. Please follow this link, or call 215-232-6322 for more information.
Street outreach program
Outreach response workers build trusting relationships that enable individuals who are homeless to accept placement in appropriate settings where they may obtain needed opportunities to stabilize their lives. The outreach teams attempt to establish a rapport that gradually leads to acceptance and openness to seeking help.
As part of this individualized, one-on-one relationship approach, Project HOME does not engage in mass outdoor food distribution to people living on the streets. Project HOME also does not engage in large-scale handouts of clothing or blankets.
Neighborhood food pantry
Project HOME provides two food pantries in North Central Philadelphia for area families and Stephen Klein Wellness Center patients to access healthy, non-perishable food items, such as:
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Healthy after-school snacks for kids
- Peanut butter
- Jelly and jam
- Rice and pasta
- Low-sodium soup
- Cans of beans
Locations for drop-off:
St. Elizabeth's Community Center (1845 N 23rd St, Philadelphia), will accept food pantry drop offs Monday-Wednesday, 10am to 1pm. Please call 215-235-3110 for more information. Food donations may also be delivered to 1515 Fairmount Avenue on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am to 1pm. Food donated to 1515 Fairmount Avenue will be given to the Stephen Klein Wellness Center or residential facilitates at Project HOME.
We apologize, but due to the commitment of staff time involved, we are unable to pick up items unless there is an immediate need and resources are readily available for the pick-up.
To schedule a time to drop off items, please call in advance. No donation will be accepted without a scheduled appointment.
HOME Spun Resale Boutique at 1523 Fairmount Avenue is open on Tuesday through Friday between 11 am and 6 pm and Saturday from Noon to 4 pm for walk-in deliveries of clothing donations.
We do not usually accept the following (though there may be times when we do accept these items depending on the program or residence’s needs):
- Furniture and large household appliances
- Toys or baby equipment
- Perishable food
- Opened or used toiletries
- Used books
Organizations that may pick up in-kind donations:
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore | Used home furnishings, building supplies and assorted housewares and bric-a-brac | 215-765-6000 x28
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Fdn. | Proceeds from sales fund veteran’s programs | 215-638-1020 (PA), 609-239-1553 (NJ)
Vietnam Veterans of America | Proceeds from sales fund veteran’s programs | 800-775-8387
American Cancer Research Center and Foundation | 800-805-2152
Organizations that also take in-kind donations:
Beehive (thrift store) | 7136 Rising Sun Avenue Phila., PA 19111 | 215-742-5060
Bethesda Project (transitional housing) | 215-985-1600
Cradles to Crayons | Conshohocken, PA | 215-836-0958 x203
Salvation Army | 1320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 | 215-568-5111
People’s Emergency Center (transitional housing for families) | 325 N. 39th Street, Phila., PA 19104 | 215-382-7523 x232
Sally Watson House Crisis Nursery | 5128 Wayne Avenue Phila., PA 19144 | 215-844-6931
Women In Transition | 21 S. 12th St. 6th fl. Phila., PA 19107 | 215-564-5301 x130