Donate cleaning supplies
Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
We are taking measures to protect our guests and remain open, and cannot do so without your support. We are currently only accepting the following donations: Lysol Disinfectant Spray, hand sanitizer (individual or bulk) and disinfecting wipes, and face masks. These items are greatly needed as we strive to maintain a safe and healthy sanctuary for women who have nowhere else to turn. These items can be mailed to Rosie’s Place, Attn: Donations, 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.
Diapers are not an allowed purchase from WIC or Food Stamps. Unfortunately countless diapers are thrown away (child outgrows the size before the package is finished, brand doesn’t fit right, etc.) or sitting somewhere collecting dust. Our goal is to prevent diapers from being wasted and provide them to agencies working with struggling families. Since our start we have distributed over 210,000 diapers!
This is a list of drop offs that take donations of new boxes of baby diapers. Diaper Circle then distributes them to local agencies working with struggling families.
Donate household items
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers. The items they sell are available to the public and similar to what you may see in other home good stores, such as a brand new box of tile you’ve been needing for your bathroom project or a vintage treasure you won’t find anywhere else. However, Habitat ReStores are more than just resell stores. The purpose of Habitat ReStores is to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity. When you support your local ReStore by shopping, donating or volunteering, you are not only supporting your local community, you’re also helping the mission to provide decent shelter to everyone around the world.
Donate supplies to first responders and public health partners
City of Boston
Thank you for your willingness to donate supplies to the City of Boston in support of our first responders and public health partners as they work to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus). This intake form is only for individuals or businesses looking to donate physical in-kind donations, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), medical, cleaning, or sanitation supplies. In accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines, we will now be accepting cloth mask donations for our public health and community-based partners. Please note that for medical-grade PPE donations to be used by our first responders and medical partners, we can only accept items in their original, unopened packaging, or items that are individually wrapped.
This pandemic has left thousands of our students and their families with unmet critical needs. With schools closed, access to clothing and basic necessities became a bigger challenge. The most important thing everyone has to do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is to wash. Access to soap and shampoo is absolutely critical.
There are 16 Boston Public Schools and 9 Lowell Public Schools currently setup as food and necessities centers. Catie’s Closet has joined forces by delivering toiletries to these depots as well as working behind the scenes to resolve other emergent needs as they arise. We can’t do this alone. We need your help. Please continue to help us provide these important resources!
Bring your donations to either of our Distribution Centers located in Dracut & Boston. A special bin has been placed at the entrance to accept donations Monday thru Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The bin is monitored by staff and taken in routinely. In keeping with the social distancing guidelines, this provides a secure and safe alternative for you as well as our Catie’s Closet staff. Your donation will go directly in support of the most vulnerable school communities that Catie’s Closet serves!
Provide material aid to those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty
Material Aid and Advocacy Program of Massachusetts
The mission of the Material Aid and Advocacy Program (MAAP) is to support and empower community members experiencing homelessness or living in poverty, through material aid, access to resources, and advocacy opportunities. Working with homeless community members and allies, we seek systemic solutions that address the root causes of homelessness, poverty, and inequality.
Share resources with Harvard students
Students vs Pandemics
Students vs Pandemics is a catalyst network solving time-sensitive humanitarian crises by empowering rising leaders and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. We are a group of grad and undergrad students working to improve transparency and communication, build community, and identify needs and innovate solutions. We do so by sharing health education material, resources for students, and opportunities to serve our greater community through our resources spreadsheet and Instagram, write policy memos for state legislators, address digital disparity, and launch other initiatives. Founded at Harvard, SvP gained over 100 members within a week of its launch and has now more than doubled that as we build a movement at universities across the nation.