When you donate food, clothing or other goods 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 406,000 meals, 44,700 bags of groceries, and 44,100 articles of clothing to men, women and children in desperate need of help.
We gratefully accept donations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 227 Bowery in Manhattan. We do not typically pick up donations, but if you have an extraordinarily large or unusual donation, please contact Blair Nordby at 646-362-3130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a pickup.
- Linens: We are always in need of bath towels, face cloths, twin-size sheets and blankets, standard-size pillows and pillowcases, and sleeping bags.
- Hygiene Items: We are always in need of soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream and razors. Travel size is preferred.
Goods only accepted on a case-by-case basis
Please note, due to limited space, we can only accept the following items on a case by case basis. Contact Blair Nordby at 646-362-3130 or email email@example.com to inquire about a pickup.
- Furniture: couches, dressers, dining tables, chairs, bookcases, desks, coffee tables
- Appliances: refrigerators, freezers, microwaves
- Housewares: plates, bowls, silverware, glassware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, TVs, lamps
- Office Supplies and Computers
We cannot accept any items that are broken, damaged or worn.
If you drop off the item(s) in person, you will be given an in-kind gift receipt that describes the donation. If you mail in the item(s) and wish to receive an in-kind gift receipt, please include a written note indicating so. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to launch a successful drive that will bless those we serve.
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