Essential Thrift

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 please adhere to the Essential Thrift list of material donations. Please contact us if you have questions about donations.

We are currently in need of durable walking shoes for men and women, jeans, shorts, and personal hygiene products.  To schedule a donation drop-off, please call the thrift store at 413-734-9946.  

16 foh 35-mm
ESSENTIAL THRIFT CANNOT ACCEPT ELECTRONICS OF ANY KIND, CHILDREN’S CLOTHING AND TOYS OR OUT-OF-SEASON CLOTHING.

16 foh 37-mmBelow 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 the Development Office at 413-773.1314 ext 1047.

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
  • 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!