The children and families we work with have a wide range of needs beyond housing. You can help families directly by donating clothing, diapers, household items, and gift cards.
Families who recently struggled with homelessness often have little or no money left over after paying for rent and food. Items that we consider basic – household items, cleaning supplies, clothing – can often seem like unaffordable luxuries.
Your donation of goods to FamilyAid Boston goes directly to a homeless or recently homeless family.
We are always in need of:
Household Items: New or like-new kitchen, bath, and other household items. Sheets, towels, and other linens must be new and unused.
Clothing and Shoes: New or like-new, seasonally appropriate women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing. We particularly need clothing for teenagers. We do not accept undergarments, undershirts, or socks. Jewelry and purses are accepted.
Cleaning Supplies: New, unopened household cleaners, mops, and sponges.
Personal care items: New, unopened personal care items such as soap, shampoo, and toilet paper.
Feminine Hygiene Products: Sanitary napkins, pads, tampons.
Children’s Items: New or like-new toys and books. Unfortunately, we cannot accept plush toys.
Diapers & Supplies: New, unopened boxes of diapers, wipes, formula and other baby supplies.
Gift cards: Gift/cash cards can help our families purchase the basic necessities for their children and their homes.
If you would like to donate items, please contact Development Manager, Laura Irwin at email@example.com or 857.239.5458.
Because of limited storage space, we must limit donations to two bags or boxes. If you wish to donate a larger number of items, please contact us to determine if we can accommodate your donation.