Throughout the year, there are certain supplies we are always in need of at the shelter and at our transitional housing facility, and we greatly appreciate all donations.
Want to order a donation through our Amazon Wish List and have the items sent directly to us? Follow the link HERE to get started.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
- 5 or 7 oz. Dixie cups
- 8oz. foam coffee cups
- Antibacterial hand soap
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Laundry detergent
- Vinyl gloves for cooking
- Heavy duty dinner size paper plates
- Dessert size paper plates
- Tea bags
- Iced Tea bags
- Salad dressing packets
- Powdered creamer
- Pop tarts
- Breakfast bars
- Men’s flip flops
- Old towels (used for rags)
- Bath towels (new or used, in good condition)
Want to donate clothing or organize a drive?
100% of the proceeds from item donations go towards the Shelter Programs and Services at HSI. Something as simple as clothing and item donations can help to rebuild the lives of our neighbors in need.
In fact, you help more than the shelter guests at HSI! We work with a clothing partner that recycles the items and distributes them globally and locally to those in need, and we receive revenue for the items donated.
Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Small Toys
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
Food items, Furniture, Strollers, Car Seats, Electronics, Appliances, CD's/DVD's, Tires
We make it easy to do! If you are interested in hosting a drive, contact SandraRodriquez@hsinj.org
NOTE: All items donated must be in good, usable condition. These items will NOT BE SHREDDED.
PLEASE HAVE ALL DONATIONS BAGGED
Can't do a drive but want to donate? Just put it in our bin!
We are grateful for our partners at The Electronic Access Foundation (EAF). They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established for the purpose of donating surplus electronic equipment to other qualified charitable organizations in need. EAF obtains donations through partnership with corporations, universities, and organizations by offering an alternative to recycling of their surplus electronic equipment including: desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, cell phone, flat screens, & more.
Our shelter guests and staff have benefitted from this great service – from donated laptops so our guests can complete online education courses, to updated office equipment making staff more productive. We are thankful to EAF for their support.
HAVE AN ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE?
If you’re thinking this year would be a perfect time to buy your dream car, then consider donating your old vehicle to Homeless Solutions. Don’t settle for a low trade-in, instead support the cause you love. Help us provide shelter, services, and supportive housing to those in need.
If you have a vehicle you would like to donate, we have a simple process, and your donation will be tax deductible.