Thank you for your interest in donating items to Safe Passage. We distribute clothing, food, personal care items, furnishings and household supplies to dozens of families each year. Your contributions help us meet the needs of these families, while allowing us to focus our limited financial resources on direct services.
We ask that you contact us in advance before arriving with your donation. Please review our wish list and contact us if you would like to donate. Thank you!
We are always in need of the following items:
Personal care items: Safe Passage accepts donations of new, unopened, full-size toiletries and personal care items. We are unable to accept trial- or hotel-sized toiletries. Items needed include:
- Shampoo, conditioner
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Diapers (particularly larger sizes) and baby wipes
- Menstrual products
Cleaning supplies: Help us stretch our limited shelter budget by donating any of the following items:
- Hardwood floor cleaner
- Glass and surface cleaners
- Scrub sponges
- Hypoallergenic powdered laundry soap
- Disinfectant cleaning spray
- Rubber gloves
- Paper towels
Cell phones: We accept cell phones in any condition. Some phones are used for emergency calls; most are recycled in exchange for monetary donations to Safe Passage.
Gift cards: We are always in need of gift cards in small denominations ($10-$20) to supermarkets and department stores. Gift cards can help someone buy groceries, diapers, a tank of gas, a prescription, or items for a new apartment. We prefer cards for Big Y, Stop & Shop, Target, or Walmart.
We are often in need of the following items. Please understand that our storage space is extremely limited, and we are not always able to accept these items. Call us to discuss the items you would like to donate.
Clothing for women, children, and infants
Furniture for families moving into new housing
- Living room furniture
Kitchen/cooking items for setting up a new apartment (Good condition only!)
- Basic pots and pans
- Sets of dishes
- Silverware sets
- Cups and glasses
- Baby gates
- Baby monitors
- New bed pillows
- New or gently used towels, bed sheets, comforters
- Microwaves and other small appliances (good working condition only!)
Gifts for children
Help us ensure a fun birthday or holiday for a child in need! We accept donations of new, unopened toys and clothing throughout the month of November. Please call us if you'd like to donate at other times during the year.
Things we cannot accept
We're sorry, but our friends at the Health Department do not allow us to accept used mattresses, upholstered furniture for the shelter or office, used pillows, stuffed animals, or plush toys.