On-Going Needs

There have never been more homeless men, women and children in Massachusetts than there are today. You can make a real difference in the quality of their lives by donating any of the items listed below. Whether you are donating just a few things or planning to organize a collection drive in your office or community, we can always put these items to good use:


New Underwear (adult sizes for men & women)
$5 to $20 Gift Cards: Target, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Grocery Chains
Adult Diapers
Toiletries (please nothing containing alcohol, no bars of soap)
Phone Cards

While the items above are helfpul year-round, there are certain donations that are best used when the days are warm and the sun is shining or when the weather is frigid and snowy. To help meet these specific needs, please consider making a contribution from the options below:


Hats and Gloves
Coats (new or very gently used)
Winter Boots (adult sizes for men & women)


Baseball Caps

Care Kits

Care Kits are a great resource for our Street Team to hand out on cold winter nights or hot summer days. Your group can organize a collection, and assemble kits for our patients. Click on the image below for a list of items to collect and package. For summer items, replace gloves and knit hats with baseball hats and sunscreen.






Family Team Needs

Our Family Team serves men, women, and children at over 20 shelters, hotels, and motels throughour the greater Boston area. They are always in need of the following items:

Baby wipes and infant-toddler diapers, ages 2+ and pull-ups in great need
New kid's socks, shoes, and underwear
New or gently used kid's winter coats, mittens/gloves, hats
New or gently used car seats (unexpired, never been in car accidents)
New or gently used pack and plays
New or gently used umbrella strollers (solid construction, fold up preferred)
New or gently used board books for babies, books for children, and board games, crafts, other educational activities for children of all ages
Gift cards to grocery stores (Market Basket, Hannaford, Stop & Shop)


Please note that due to a lack of storage, BHCHP does not accept clothing donations outside of the items listed above. Additionally, because of health care regulations, we cannot accept donations of medications or most medical supplies.

For questions or more information, contact Madeline Burns at [email protected]