Thank you for considering Hildebrand when choosing to make a donation.

We gladly accept the following items:

  • New Backpacks and School Supplies
  • New Baby, Kids and Teen Clothing (All Sizes)
  • Gift Cards for Back-To-School Clothing or Home Goods (Some Low Cost Stores are Target, H&M, Primark, Old Navy)
  • New Pots and Pans, Dishes/Silverware, LED Lightbulbs, Batteries (all sizes)
  • New Home Cleaning Supplies
  • New Personal Hygiene Products (Soap, Deodorant, Cologne/Perfume, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Makeup, Hair Products, etc.)
  • New Diapers and Unopened Baby Formula, Bottles, Wipes, Desitin, etc.
  • New Bedding and Towels, Shower Curtains, Blankets, Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener
  • New and Gently Used Coats, Hats & Gloves (all sizes)
  • New Moving Supplies such as Boxes, Tape, Garbage Bags, Re-Usable Grocery Bags, Holiday Wrapping Paper
  • Transportation Vouchers (Buses, Taxis, Trains, Uber/Lyft)
  • Passes to Museums, Cultural and Sporting Events
  • Canned and Non-Perishable (Unopened) Food

We always have a need for gift cards, especially to locations like H&M, Primark, Old Navy, Ikea, Target, Home Depot, and grocery store chains.

Unfortunately, due to very limited storage space we are unable to accept:

  • Furniture
  • Adult Clothing

All donations may be delivered to our main office at 614 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA 02139. Due to COVID-19 please schedule any donation deliveries with Madeline Garcia-Gilbert,

Please consider donating goods to our other charitable partners doing great work:

Clothing               Cradles to Crayons                                        617-779-4700

Furniture             Mass Coalition for the Homeless                781-595-7570 x13
Furniture             Mission of Deeds                                           781-944-9797
Furniture             My Brother’s Keeper                                     508-238-7512
Furniture             Heading Home                                               617-864-8140
Furniture             Furnishing Hope                                            857-229-7528

If you have questions about a donation or require more assistance, please contact our Director of Development, Kathleen Carney, at 617-491-5752.

Thank you for making a difference for homeless families!

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization helping homeless families. Gifts made to Hildebrand are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 04-3014834.

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614 Massachusetts Avenue
Third Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ph: 617-491-5752
F: 617-491-2385

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Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. partners with families experiencing homelessness. We provide shelter, permanent housing, work readiness programs, and life skill development. We restore hope and build brighter futures.