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:

  • Clothing that is dirty or torn 
  • Toiletries that are used or opened 
  • Open packets of feminine products 
  • Children’s clothing

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

Priority Items

  • New sweatpants and jeans
  • New shoes and boots
  • New t-shirts
  • New underwear
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol (travel size or larger)
  • New blankets
  • Surgical masks
  • Soap
  • Clorox wipes and disinfectant spray
  • Body wipes

Standard Items

  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Travel-size band-aids
  • Non-perishable food
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • T-shirts
  • New washcloths
  • Snack bars
  • Used DVDs

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
Help formerly homeless and low-income men, women, and children have a happy holiday season. We need donations of $30 gift cards to Target to give to Project HOME residents, families, and after-school students.

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:

  • New hats and warm socks
  • Coats, gloves, and scarves
  • New blankets, pillows, sheets, and towels
  • New toys for children ages 0 to 12

Contact John Owens at to give.

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