Donate Items or Services

aada937183d1f8e43ea8b1984f950464_f88.pngIn addition to financial contributions, you can help those we serve by donating much needed in-kind items and services. We couldn’t help as many as we do without your thoughtful support.

To learn more about any of our in-kind initiatives or before arriving with an in-kind donation at any location, please contact the Development Department at (203) 401-4400 ext. 131 or Thank you for your help!

Wish List

We are always in need of in-kind items and update our wish list regularly, click here for our most current list!

Organize a Drive or Fundraiser

It's easy and it's fun! Rally support from your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or those with whom you worship. Help Columbus House continue its mission of saving lives by conducting a drive or fundraiser. Supporters of all ages have held drives or bake sales, collected aluminum cans, and solicited pledges at overnight sleep-outs.

Homeless for the Holidays

Make a difference this Holiday Season by participating in our annual grassroots effort to raise awareness, funds and much needed wish list items for those experiencing homelessness throughout the region. Get your employer, school, civic group, club, or religious organization to join you in hosting a fundraiser or collection. Learn more

Welcome Kits

Many of those we serve have limited income and often need help with basic necessities once they secure housing. Help them get started with a warm welcome into their new home. You can make a kit, fund a kit, or give a gift card! Learn more

Clothing, Furniture & Food

What about Clothing?
We are proud to partner with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store and Furniture Bank. Most clothing donations are directed to them since they have the staff, expertise, and, most importantly, the storage space to sort, inventory, and distribute clothing on a mass scale. Our clients have access to their facilities and can obtain clothing items at a reduced fee.

What about Furniture?
We are proud to partner with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store and Furniture Bank and direct ALL furniture donations to them, as they are better equipped to store, inventory, and distribute furniture. Most furniture is sold to the public and a percentage of the sale price goes to Columbus House. Additionally, our clients have access to the warehouse and thrift store. Clients can secure many items for free or for a greatly reduced price to furnish their apartment.


What about Food?
With an increased focus on food safety, we ask that all perishable and leftover food from office and house parties be shared with your guests and NOT brought to Columbus House. Non-perishable food items are needed on an occasional basis. We ask that you please call before arriving so that we can discuss whether there is a current need for those items. Please call the Development Department at 203-401-4400 x131 or e-mail at to inquire.