Donation Policies

We accept all new items to help families in need.

All donations are tax deductible, and we provide tax receipts to donors.

Donations may be dropped off at 109 South Street in Hopkinton 9:30-3:30 Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-6:30 Wednesday, or during off hours at any of our drop boxes listed.

We can accept all store-bought food items, including refrigerated and frozen items, if they are unopened and not expired. We cannot accept most homemade items (except for garden-grown produce which is always most welcome).

We accept new and gently used clothing, footwear, and coats. We cannot accept anything with rips, 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 socks.

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

Household Goods
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. Towels and bedding must be new.

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.

See our amazon wish lists for more items needed.

– Cooking Oil
– Salad Dressing
– Dish Detergent
– Toilet Paper

– Girls’ Shoes Size 2
– Boys’ Shoes Sizes 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 4
– Girls’ Clothes 7-8
– Men’s Coats XL

– Gifts and Books for Children up to 12
– Birthday Bags (gift bag, cake mix, wrapping paper, decorations, etc.)

Household Goods
– Towels and Wash Cloths
– Pots and Pans
– Dishware and Silverware Sets
– King and Queen Sheets

Office Supplies
– Packing Tape
– Printer Ink (Brother TN-730 or TN-760)

Cancer Care Basket Items
– Ginger Chews and Lozenges
– Adult Coloring and Puzzle Books
– Head Scarves and Hats
– Fuzzy Socks and Slippers
– Tea
– Lip Balm
– Hand Lotion