Our agency operates multiple programs and supportive housing sites on the East Side of Buffalo that are regularly in need of donated items. Your contributions go directly to support the needs of our clients. Please see below for information on each program and its specific needs.
To make an in-kind donation, please contact our Development Director, Sarah Maurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 893-7222 x232.
Matt Urban Hope Center
Our Hope Center provides a variety of services, including a food pantry, personal essentials pantry, and Urban Diner where residents can get a hot meal on weekdays. The Hope Center’s current donation wishlist includes:
- Liquid dish soap
- Bar Soap
- Laundry detergent pods
- Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
- Toilet Paper
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Our Homeless Outreach team performs weekly street outreach to provide support to homeless individuals and connect them with resources for healthcare, counseling, food, and permanent housing. Our Homeless Outreach team’s donation wishlist includes:
Backpacks and reusable shopping bags
Sweatpants sizes M-4XL
- Sweatshirts sizes M-4XL
- Snack foods, such as peanut butter crackers, granola bars, pop tarts, etc.
TOPS or Tim Hortons gift cards
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Permanent Supportive Housing
Our Permanent Supportive Housing team facilitates multiple programs with individuals who are chronically homeless. Our Housing First program works with local landlords to secure safe, affordable housing for our homeless clients and provides ongoing case management services. The PSH team also operates three permanent supportive housing locations – Hope Gardens, HELP Buffalo I, and HELP Buffalo II – which provide long-term housing and wraparound case management services for chronically homeless clients, including individuals and families. The Permanent Supportive Housing donation wishlist includes:
- Bedding: Blankets, Pillows, Sheet sets – double
- Bathroom items: Shower curtain & bathmat, toilet brush, plunger
- Towel sets & dish cloths
- Personal hygiene items: Toothpaste & toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, comb & brush sets
- Boots and sneakers (men’s, from size 10-13)
- Socks (men’s)
- Underwear (men’s)
- Clothing hangers
- Plate and utensil sets
- Serving utensils
- Pots and pans sets
- Can openers
- Trash cans & bags
- Dish soap & cleaning products
- Laundry detergent
- Clothing hamper
- “Homey” items – decorations/wall hangings, etc.
- Men’s Bicycles (56”-60”)
- TVs/antenna/converter boxes
- Non-perishable food items: Instant Coffee, Sugar, Creamer, Pop-top canned goods, microwavable/easy to make side dishes, snacks, etc.
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Youth After-School Programs
Our Youth Department operates after-school academic enrichment programs at multiple sites, including Polonia Hall (385 Paderewski) and the T.J. Dulski Center (129 Lewis St.). Their donation wishlist includes:
- Tri-fold boards
- Gallon size
- Cookware (pots and pans, knives, etc.)
- Serving utensils
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Housing & Community Development
Our Housing & Community Development department manages several affordable apartment buildings and facilitates housing repair and homeownership programs for low-income members of our community. Their donation wishlist includes:
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