Homeless Shelter Donations Near Me

Life’s blessings of home, food, and comfort should never be taken for granted. For most of us, we are a few unfortunate events away from severe struggle and even homelessness, so the responsibility of helpling others  blessing others      is real. As you look for a worthy homeless shelter to receive donations “near me,” choose Opportunity House.

About Opportunity House

Homeless Shelter Donations Near MeFounded in1984, Opportunity House has evolved to meet the needs of the community. Today, we provide e  and permanent housing, early childhood education via the Second Street Learning Center, reuse/recycle program, retail thrift store, OppShop, and so much more. When community members are in need, we strive to find a way to help overcome life’s challenges.

The Call to Help

Do you feel compelled to help your neighbors in need? Clients at Opportunity House, will gratefully accept donations of your money,  or time. As you can imagine, we can do more with more.

Emergency Needs

The homeless population’s most urgent needs are also some of the most basic. Opportunity House provides emergency shelter for over 500 single women or men, families with children, and V  each year. In addition to providing a safe place of refuge against the elements and dangers of living in unsafe places, we also offer individual and group counseling.  Our ongoing support continued when clients secure permanent housing and begin to  rebuild their lives.

Items we need all year long include all of the following:

  • Undershirts, underwear, and socks for men and women.
  • Toiletries, such as shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, hairbrushes and combs, soap, lotions, nail clippers, washcloths, feminine hygiene products and bladder control products.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cold weather clothing (coats, caps, gloves, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, yoga pants, winter boots )
  • Baby essentials, including diapers and wipes, baby food, formula, bottles.
  • Bottled water is vital during the warm summer months as clients walk to appointments and work.

OppShop Donations

The OppShop supports the programs and services of Opportunity House. This retail thrift store raises money for programs and services we provide for homeless individuals. Budget-minded shoppers in the area will find clothing, jeans, shoes, home furnishings, books, DVDs and holiday decor in the area.  The reuse/recycle program ensures that anything that is not sold in is recycled thus reducing the impact on our environment in the area. Proceeds from our recycling efforts support the programs at Opportunity House. We have donation bins spread across the area. Check here to find a drop-off location for your gently used clothing, shoes, books, CDs, and DVDs.

Donations of Time

Are you interested in giving back to those in need in your area?  Opportunity House offers plenty of helping opportunities

Choose from these and other

  • Souper Bowl – Enjoy a vast array of soups from nearly 30 of the best chefs in the area. Select your stylish, hand-crafted pieces of pottery created by local artisans to enjoy in your home
  • Wine, Women, and Shoes – This annual fundraiser for women requires 12 different committees to pull together and provides plenty of fun and fantastic volunteer opportunities. Men and women enjoy this fast-paced, high profile opportunity in our area.
  • Golf Outing – Held at the Berkshire Country Club, this fundraiser offers golf enthusiasts and others an opportunity to enjoy a day on the links.
  • Providing a Meal – Our emergency shelter provides three meals a day, every day of the year. Your group, church, club, workplace or family can provide a meal to the men, women and children living at the shelter..
  • Community Garden & Garden Party Event – Our annual open-to-the-public dinner celebrates our community garden harvest. and the clients and neighbors who participate in its care.
  • Client Welcome Kits – When clients arrive at Opportunity House, they need essentials, and we can always use help putting kits together. This opportunity can cater to your schedule.

If you’d like to help Opportunity House do more good, take advantage of thewide variety of volunteer opportunities.  We’ll customize a volunteer opportunity to meet your needs.  You can support us right in your own community by stopping by one of the many of the many drop bins “near me” where we accept donations for OppShop. You may also purchase shelter supplies from our Needs Lists or confirm other needs with a call to 610-374-4696 ext, 221.

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