Residential In-Kind Needs

In addition to financial contributions, you can help those we serve by donating much needed in-kind items and services. We couldn’t help as many as we do without your thoughtful support. As our staff and community members are working tirelessly on the front lines of service, you are responding with generosity and compassion.

Please see the lists below for items we currently need. Donations of clothing not listed below may be dropped off at Home Spun Boutique. We also accept donations of non-perishable food at the Helen Brown Community Center. Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations of furniture, household goods, or perishable food. 

We are also unable to accept:

  • Dirty or soiled clothing 
  • Opened or used toiletries  
  • Open boxes of feminine products 
  • Children’s clothing or cribs 
  • No household chemical products, such as drain cleaner, paint thinner, etc 
  • No large appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens, heater, etc
  • No TVs, used pcs, laptops, or computer monitors 
  • No mattresses/box springs
  • No plumbing fixtures or building materials 
  • Unsure about your donation, please email John.

Donations may be delivered directly to our 1515 Fairmount Avenue location Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Donors can also schedule delivery of in-kind items from our Amazon Wish List

Priority Items

  • Handwarmers
  • TwinXL and/or Full-size bed sheets 
  • New sweatpants and jeans (Larger sizes preferred) 
  • New t-shirts (Larger sizes preferred) 
  • New underwear (Mens/Womens, all sizes welcomed) 
  • New or gently-used shoes and boots (Larger sizes preferred) 
  • Bottled water 
  • Non-perishable food, such as breakfast bars, microwave soup bowls, etc
  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol (travel size or larger)
  • Bar soap
  • Clorox wipes and disinfectant spray
  • Body wipes

Standard Items

  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Travel-size first aid kits and/or foot healing cream
  • Non-perishable food
  • New socks
  • New underwear (Mens/Womens, all sizes welcomed) 
  • T-shirts (Larger sizes preferred)
  • New washcloths
  • Snack bars
  • Used DVDs
  • Outdated prescription or non-prescription eyeglasses

Additional Ways to Give

Many of our folks are at extreme risk and vulnerable right now, and we hope that now, as has been the case for over 30 years, our community will step up to help.  

We are now collaborating with Roonga to create the Project HOME GroceryLifeLine to ensure our vulnerable residents have the essentials.  

Will you please help keep our most vulnerable residents safe and healthy by signing up to become a GroceryLifeLine? It only takes four simple steps:

Four Simple Steps

Step 1: Select a resident’s profile. You will receive a confirmation email with all key details;  

Step 2: Purchase (or order for delivery) items from the resident’s personalized grocery list; 

Step 3: If purchasing and delivering, please clearly label all bags with the resident’s first name and last initial. We ask that you wipe down all items for safety precautions; and,  

Step 4: Deliver (or direct delivery of) the groceries to the Project HOME resident within 48 hours of your sign up, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please do not enter the building, but merely ring the front bell and wait for someone to come to the door. You, or the delivery person, can then leave the groceries there and a community member will deliver the groceries to the resident’s apartment.

Project HOME’s GroceryLifeLine is an opportunity to build community and to stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us. We hope you will join us.

Gift Card Drive
Gift cards support formerly homeless and low-income men, women, and children have a happy holiday season. Donations of $30 gift cards to Target are recommended. For more information, please speak to John. 

Sponsor a Family
The Project HOME community rallied around our residents through the GroceryLifeLine program. This holiday season you can sponsor a Project HOME family.

Run a Drive
Volunteers can participate in collecting items for our holiday drive. Items that we are in great need of around the wintertime are:

  • Handwarmers, coats, and gloves
  • Pillows, sheets, and towels

Contact John Owens at vcoordinator@projecthome.org to give.

If we cannot accept your items, please consider donating to our partners or other nonprofit organizations in the area. Please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and does not advocate for one organization or cause over any other. Please contact the organizations or visit their websites to confirm needs, drop-off times, pick-up availability, and updated information especially in this COVID-19 pandemic.  

Children’s Items 

Cradles to Crayons  - Serves children ages 0 to 12 through partner agencies, including Project HOME | Children’s clothing, school supplies, toys, and infant supplies. Address: 30 Clipper Rd., West Conshohocken, PA 19428 | 215-836-0958  

Furniture 

Philadelphia Furniture Bank -  Provides furniture to clients referred by partner agencies, including Project HOME | Home Furniture and household items. Address: 3412 J Street, Lower Level Philadelphia, PA 19134 | furniture@pathwaystohousingpa.org | 215-390-1500 x1301

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles - An economic development project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund | Furniture and some household items. Address: 832 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | 215-546-9616

 Household 

Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia ReStore  - Proceeds from sales fund Habitat Philadelphia’s Homebuilding and Weatherization & Home Repair Programs | Household items, including appliances, furniture, building materials and electronics. Address: 2318 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 |  restore@habitatphiladelphia.org | 215-739-9300 

General 

Philly Aids Thrift Shop - Proceeds from sales benefit local AIDS service providers | Clothing, furniture, household items, etc.  Address: 710 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | 215-922-3186 

The Salvation Army - Proceeds from sales fund Adult Rehabilitation Centers | Clothing, furniture, household items, etc. | 1-800-95-TRUCK (87825) 

Second Mile Thrift Shop - Resells items and provides supportive employment opportunities for people in recovery and ex-offenders | Clothing, furniture, household items, etc. Address: 214 South 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 215-662-1663 

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation - Proceeds from sales fund veteran’s programs |Clothing, furniture, household items, etc. | 215-638-1020 (PA), 609-239-1553 (NJ) - (888) 944-3767 

Vietnam Veterans of America  - Proceeds from sales fund veteran’s programs |Clothing, furniture, household items, etc. | 1-800-775-VETS (8387) 

Technology

Retrivr - Retrievr makes it east for you to recycle unwanted electronics, shoes, and clothing. Schedule a pick-up today. Please see link for details for pick-up or drop-off. 

Electronic Access Foundation - EAF partners with corporations, universities, and organizations to offer an alternative to recycling desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, cell phones, flat screens and more. Our services include removal of surplus equipment, data sanitation and certification of sanitation or destruction providing peace of mind that data deletion DoD and HIPAA standards are met. Please see link for details for pick-up or drop-off. 

Project HOME’s Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) serves a vast community offering services including MAT, dental care, and pediatric services. The clinic provides a sorely needed health home for homeless men, women, children, and residents in an area where half of the people live in poverty and almost a third in extreme poverty.

Please support the SKWC’s pantry efforts with dry non-perishable food items, such as soup, breakfast bars, powdered juice mix, canned goods, and Notes of Hope. 

Continually needs at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center:

  • Breakfast bars 
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal 
  • Welch's Fruit Snacks
  • Dried Fruit Snacks 
  • Nissin Cup of Noodles
  • Gatorade Powder Drink Mix
  • Snack Packs of Potato Chips or Goldfish 

Items can be dropped off at 1515 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, Pa 19130 on Monday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or please visit our Amazon wishlist for this complete list of items needed at the wellness center. 

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