Donate Goods

Donate goods to The Bowery MissionWhen you donate to The Bowery Mission, you impact the lives of the poor and homeless in New York City. This year, our donors and volunteers helped the Mission provide more than 505,000 meals, 44,700 bags of groceries, and 56,200 articles of clothing to men, women and children in desperate need of help.

We gratefully accept donations Monday – Saturday, 7am – 7pm at 227 Bowery in Manhattan.

Goods accepted

  • Linens: bath towels, face cloths, twin-size sheets, blankets and standard size pillowcases
  • Hygiene Items: soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors and feminine hygiene products (travel size items preferred)

Goods we are unable to accept

Please note, due to limited space, we are not able to accept the following items:

  • Furniture: couches, dressers, dining tables, chairs, bookcases, desks, coffee tables, mattresses, bed frames, baby items
  • Appliances: refrigerators, freezers, microwaves
  • Housewares: plates, bowls, silverware, glassware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, TVs, lamps, toys, books
  • Office Supplies, Computers & Electronic Devices

We cannot accept any items that are broken, damaged or worn. If you have any questions regarding your donation, please email donategoods@bowery.org.


If you drop off the item(s) in person, you will be given an in-kind gift receipt that describes the donation. If the value exceeds $500 and you claim the donation on your federal tax return, you may be required to file IRS Form 8283 and obtain an appraisal of the value.

 

If you are considering a food or clothing drive at your congregation, organization, workplace or school, please let us know by emailing donategoods@bowery.org. We will work with you to launch a successful drive that will bless those we serve.

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