It’s a bit of an awkward holiday for Somerville Homeless Coalition this year. Hard times have gobbled up all the resources, the gravy train (state aid) crashed, people are mashed and squashed into emergency housing like never before, and SHC is cran-buried in new requests for help with food and shelter. But you can help for mere beans! (Can’t seem to get the pearl onions into this…) Even $5 will help (easy to donate online), but while the young strong folk are home, you can ask them to help clean out your cluttered spaces in search of these in-kind items that our neighbors need so urgently:
ONGOING NEEDS & NICETIES
These items can be dropped off at our offices at One Davis Square.
- Bathroom towels (new)
- Charlie Cards
- Cutlery (new)
- Event Tickets
- Games – e.g. adult & children board games, puzzles, arts & crafts supplies, DVDs, CDs, computer games
- Gift cards – e.g. Dunkin Donuts, Target, etc.
- Hair dryers (new)
- Kitchen towels (new)
- Low-heat table lamps
- Pots, pans, and bakeware (new)
- Pre-paid phone cards
- Somerville Theatre Movie Passes
- Twin bed sheets & blankets, comforters, pillows & cases, crib sheets (new)
Please call ahead (617-623-6111) before donating these items, as we may not be able to accept them at the moment. We also ask that the donor provide any necessary delivery.
Appliances & Electronics
- Kitchen stoves
- Laundry washers
- Car seats
- Cribs & crib sheets
- Infant & toddler changing tables
- Vinyl washable mattresses, box springs, and frames
- Clothes hanging cabinets
- Small end tables
- Gifts for Adult and Family Shelter guests
Please note that we do not accept clothing at One Davis Square. You may donate your clothing to our Adult Shelter located at 14 Chapel Street or to Goodwill, right down the street at 230 Elm Street.
But the most important thing to remember is, any donation you can make will make a difference – and it’s easy as pie!