Donation Policies

We accept all new items to help families in need. All donations are tax deductible and we provide tax receipts to donors.

Food
We can accept all store bought food items, including refrigerated and frozen items, as long as they are not expired. We cannot accept most homemade items (with the exception of garden grown produce which is always most welcome).

Clothes
We accept new and gently used clothing, footwear, and coats. We cannot accept anything with rips, tears, stains, broken zippers, any item with names inside the label, anything without a size listed, anything smelling musty, or anything with animal fur. Items that must be new are pajamas, undergarments, bathing suits, hats, and mittens.

Toys
All toys and books must also be new as they are only given out as gifts.

Housewares
We accept a variety of housewares both for those served by our emergency program and incoming customers in our pantries. Used items in good condition may be accepted. Blankets and sheets must be new.

Furniture
We cannot accept large furniture items because we do not have room to store them on site. We suggest listing them on our furniture network.

Needed Items

Below is a list of our current, urgent needs. Donations may be dropped off at 109 South Street, Hopkinton, MA on Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM (please only drop off items when we are open and do not leave them outside our doors). See our amazon wish lists for more items needed.

  • Adult shoes – all sizes
  • Kid’s sneakers – all sizes
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Underwear – all sizes
  • Women’s bras – all sizes
  • Adult pajamas – all sizes
  • Baby toiletries
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Tissues
  • Queen sheets
  • King sheets
  • Towels