Overview

Help your community through in-kind donations.

You can help those in crisis by donating items. The items we’re asking for may seem small (e.g. soap, socks, and blankets) but for someone experiencing homelessness or moving into permanent housing, these items represent comfort, dignity, and a new start. We rely on generous people like you to support those most in need in your community.

  • Housing Assistance can ONLY accept new, unused items. We cannot accept gently used or worn items. View a list of local community organizations that accept gently used goods at the bottom of the page.
  • Please fill out our donation form and bring it, along with your donations, to Housing Assistance’s office at 460 West Main Street in Hyannis.

To learn more, please contact Ann Rebello, Executive Assistant, at 508-771-5400 ext. 261 or via email at arebello@haconcapecod.org.

We Urgently Need

  • Sleeping bags
  • Woolen blankets
  • Tents
  • Wet wipes
  • Tracphones
  • Tracphone prepaid phone cards
  • Tarps (8′ x 8′)
  • Air mattresses
  • Back packs

Please visit our Amazon Wishlist if you would like to purchase one or more of these items to help individuals experiencing homelessness during the winter months.

Gift Cards

For Unexpected Needs (Values of $5, $10, $15, & $20)

  • Cumberland Farms
  • Stop & Shop
  • McDonald’s
  • Burger King
  • Wendy’s
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Walmart
  • Gas Stations

Holiday Gift Cards

For Family Shelter Guests to Purchase Gifts for Their Children

(Values of $25 – $100)

  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Marshalls
  • Kohl’s
  • Simon Mall
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Market Basket
  • Stop & Shop
  • Shaw’s

Items of Daily Living

For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Wool Blankets
  • Hand Warmers
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Water Bottles
  • Backpacks
  • Flashlights with Batteries
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Thermal underwear (all sizes for men & women)
  • Gift Cards to Meet Unexpected Needs
  • (Walmart, Amazon, Stop & Shop)

Welcome Home Baskets

For Families & Individuals Transitioning from Shelter to Permanent Housing

Bedroom

  • Queen-size bed sheet sets
  • Full-size bed sheet sets
  • Twin-size bed sheet sets
  • Standard-size bed pillows

Kitchen

  • Cooking utensil sets (spoon, turner, whisk, spatula, tongs, soup ladle)
  • Kitchen tools (can opener, measuring cups, measuring spoons)
  • Flatware sets (spoons, forks, knives)
  • Dinnerware sets (dinner plates, salad plates, bowls)
  • Pots and pans
  • Drinking glasses
  • Kitchen towels
  • Pot holders

Bathroom

  • Shower curtain
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Toliet brush
  • Plunger
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mat

Household Essentials

  • Laundry baskets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mops & buckets
  • Trash cans (small & large)

Family Care Packages

For Families Currently Staying in Shelters

Children

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Wipes (sensitive skin preferred)
  • Bibs
  • Toddler bed/crib sheets
  • Toddler-size blankets
  • Pack & play sheets
  • Kids’ toothbrushes
  • Non-fluoride training toothpaste (ages 3 months to 4 years)

Home Essentials

  • Twin-size bed sheet sets
  • Standard-size bed pillows
  • Bath towel sets

Toiletries & Bath

  • Rubber flip-flops (all adult sizes)
  • Dental floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Tampons & pads
  • Body wipes

More Charities Accepting Donated Items

Christ the King

Gently used clothing and many other items can be donated to Christ the King (or St. Vincent dePaul) Thrift Shop at 4463 Falmouth Road in Cotuit, which lets our shelter clients shop for free at the store. Contact Christ the King at 508-420‐0949.

Habitat Restore

Furniture can be donated to Habitat Restore in Yarmouth & Falmouth. They accept building materials, furniture, working appliances. No small items such as houseware. Contact Habitat Restore at 508-394-6400.

A Baby Center

A Baby Center in Hyannis accepts clothing and other baby items. Visit their website for instructions. Contact A Baby Center at 508-771-8157.

St. Joseph’s House

Food can be donated to St. Joseph’s House in Hyannis 774-470-5976 or Family Pantry in Harwich 508-432-6519.

Be the Help Your Neighbors Need