Donate Blessing Bags

Blessing BagsWe are always able to utilize personal size hygiene items and cold weather clothing necessities for the community we serve. During the Thanksgiving season, we make a special appeal for these items and package them into "Blessing Bags"—a practical gift for each of our Thanksgiving guests who are homeless or in-need. We prepare over 2,000 Blessing Bags for Thanksgiving Day alone!

Essential items for Thanksgiving Blessing Bags

  • Travel-size liquid soap
  • Travel-size shampoo
  • Travel-size deodorant
  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Travel-size shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Underwear (preferably L-XXL sizes)
  • Socks (white and black)
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Baby wipes
  • Travel-size mouthwash (non-alcoholic)
  • Comb
  • Nail clippers

Any contributions to this end are greatly appreciated! Donations can be brought to The Bowery Mission at 227 Bowery. Delivery the week before Thanksgiving would be optimal. If you will be dropping off a significant quantity, please call ahead (212-674-3456) to advise Megan Stoll, our Logistics Manager.

Find out about other ways to donate.