Every charitable organization is unique in its need and ability to process, store and coordinate material donations. Friends of the Homeless is fortunate to be partnering with Bay Path University to operate Essential Thrift, a donation collection and distribution store at 501 Worthington Street. In order to help us better serve our clients and maximize the impact of your gift, we ask that you adhere to the Essential Thrift list of material donations. Below you will find some other important items that allow us to help the men and women we serve. If you have additional ideas about how you'd like to help, please contact Kathy Tobin, Director of Program Development at 413-732-3069 or by email. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Friends of the Homeless Needs List
- Gift cards in small denominations to places like Walmart, Savers, Dollar Store, Dunkin Donuts
- PVTA bus passes
- Gently used books and magazines, school supplies
- "Welcome Home" bags for newly housed individuals (sponge, towel, kitchen utensils, broom and dustpan...basic items for someone starting out in their own apartment)
- Job and Housing opportunities
If you are a landlord or employer willing to work with our clients, Friends of the Homeless, Inc. would love to hear from you!