In-Kind Donations

YES! We Accept In-Kind Donations
Donate to Assist our Staff and Clients

From toiletry to new and gently used clothing, we are always seeking items to assist our staff and formerly homeless men and women need most. We are continuing to accept gift-in-kind donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, we can ONLY accept the items below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This page is updated regularly, and we encourage you to check back before preparing a donation

In-Kind Donations We Accept
Q&A about how to donate items?

We accept all types of clean, gently used, or new clothes for adults, teens, and babies (infant to 3yrs old). Damaged, soiled, or old clothes will NOT be accepted.

We are always in need of socks, jeans, coats, casual clothes, and the following:

  • Men's clothing & shoes - (Med. to XXXL sizes): Casual & professional clothing and shoes, new underwear, undershirts, and socks
  • Women's clothing & shoes - (Med. to XXXL sizes): Casual & professional clothing and shoes, and new underwear, bras, and socks.
  • Baby clothes (birth to 3 yrs old): undergarments, blankets, socks, onesies, pajamas, etc.
  • Winter season: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves

Yes, we accept new personal hygiene items, clean/gently used clothes and shoes, household items, office supplies, etc. See below: 

  • Personal Hygiene items: (new, travel-size only): hand sanitizer, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, baby/body wipes, mouthwash (non-alcoholic), and feminine hygiene products (unopened, fully sealed outer packaging), etc.

Yes, we accept items to help clients get into temporary and permanent housing. We need household items and the following:

  • Linens (new): twin-size sheets (not larger sizes), blankets, and standard-size pillowcases.
  • Bath towels & face cloths (new or gently used),
  • Baby Items: diaper bags, towels, washcloths, bottles, power baby formula,
  • Household items: dish soap, sponges, scrub brushes, paper towels, trash bags, mops, brooms, dustpans, hand soap, Clorox wipes, bleach, cleaning spray, disinfectant, oven cleaner,
  • Kitchenware/Housewares: plates, bowls, silverware, glassware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, lamps, etc.

Yes, some of the COVID-19 related items needed are hand sanitizer for clients (travel size), disposable/sanitary gloves of all sizes (new/unopened boxes), and face-covering or masks (preferably N95 masks).

No, you must contact us at development@samaritanvillage.org first. Due to COVID-19, we are scheduling any interaction with the public. We will contact you to see which of our locations can accept your items and arrange for you to drop-off your donation. 

After contacting us, we will arrange with one of our over 35 locations (across NYC and NYS) for you to drop-off your CLEAN or NEW donations at a specific time that accommodates you. To help with this process, please complete our In-Kind Donation Form HERE and email it back with your name, the type of items, and your preferred dates for drop-off to development@samaritanvillage.org 

Generally, we reserve pick-up for donations that are large in size or quantity. Please contact us to determine if your donation is eligible at development@samaritanvillage.org

Yes, we accept items to help us during our fundraising efforts like raffle and auction items for our Special Events, toys during our Toy Drive, and giveaway products for our gift bags. Please contact us directly at development@samaritanvillage.org if you wish to donate to these causes.

In general, we do NOT accept food items, especially cooked food, fruits, vegetables, dairy items, and perishable goods.  
We do NOT accept any frozen meals, prepared sandwiches, fresh bread, or fresh salads.

Please contact us if you wish to donate any canned goods or pantry products at development@samaritanvillage.org

If you need an in-kind donation acknowledgment letter for your tax purposes, your donation value must be more than $500 and you must do the following:

  • determine the value of all items or services that will report to the IRS, and
  • complete the In-Kind Donation Form and return it to development@samaritanvillage.org or submit it with your donation.

Items We Do NOT Accept:

NO FOOD PRODUCTS

In general, we do NOT accept food items, especially cooked food, fruits, vegetables, dairy items, and perishable goods.  

We do NOT accept any frozen meals, prepared sandwiches, fresh bread, or fresh salads. 

 

NO DAMAGED ITEMS

We do NOT accept broken, worn, soiled, or damaged clothes or items.

We do NOT accept furniture, large appliances, or books.

We do NOT accept used mattresses, suitcases, bed pillows, electronics, etc.

Download & fill-out our In-Kind Donation Form HERE if you wish to donate.

Please return your completed form to development@samaritanvillage.org OR call 718‐206‐2000 ext: 1285 for delivery instructions. Please have a copy of this document accompany your donation, thank you!

Please Note - (Unless otherwise noted, no goods or services were provided by the organization in return for the donation.)

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