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Donations can be dropped off at 311 Temple Street in New Haven Sunday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm or by appointment. For larger donations or for drives, please reach out to us by email or phone before dropping off so we can be sure to have enough volunteers to help sort.

    Toiletries

DESK provides emergency clothing and basic needs gear primarily to adults who are living on the street. Because we have limited storage, we limit what we can accept to seasonal items. If you have questions, please contact us by email at donate@deskct.org or by phone at (475) 238-8778.

Shopping List

Bar soap 

Shampoo + conditioner 

Shaving cream 

Razors (disposable) 

Feminine hygiene products

    Clothing & Other Goods

DESK provides emergency clothing and basic needs gear primarily to adults who are living on the street. Because we have limited storage, we limit what we can accept to seasonal items. If you have questions, please contact us by email at donate@deskct.org or by phone at (475) 238-8778.

Shopping List

Winter coats
Boots
Warm socks (new only)
Sweatshirts and Sweaters
Flannel and Other Warm Long-sleeve Shirts
Scarves
Winter hats (stocking caps)
Mittens and Gloves
Hand Warmers

Men’s & Women’s undergarments (new only)
Re-usable WATER BOTTLES
Sneakers
Ankle-length & Boot-length Socks (new only)
T-shirts
Pants (lightweight or sweatpants)
Light Jackets, Windbreakers, Rain Coats
Baseball caps & Other Sun-hats

Tents
Sleeping Bags
Blankets
Backpacks
Backpacks and re-usable shopping bags

    Amazon Wish List

DESK maintains a Wish List for items we need on Amazon. Check it out! You can purchase these items for DESK and they’ll be delivered directly to us. If you choose to purchase items from DESK’s Amazon Wish List, please send us an email to let us know.

And while you’re at it, be sure to purchase all your Amazon items via Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate a small portion of the sale to DESK!

“Thank you for your help! Your donations will make a difference in the lives of those in the greatest of need in our community. We can’t do this work without you!”

Meagan Howard, Food Services Manager, DESK

Ring before You Bring: Please call or email ahead so we will know to expect you and your donations!
Please contact us at: donate@deskct.org, or call (475) 238-8778

    Organize a Drive

Hosting a drive is a great way to get more people supporting this critical work. You can host a drive by collecting items at your home, school, work, congregation, or wherever you find your community. As the point-person for the drive, you’ll be the glue! Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll draft up a flyer for you that can be shared electronically or printed.

Once your drive has ended, please email us at donate@deskct.org, or call (475) 238-8778, to set up a time to deliver the donations to DESK.

Want some help drumming up support? Consider hosting a Zoom happy hour or info session, and we’ll send a member of our staff or Board to tell your friends or coworkers more about how their donations will support those in need and answer any questions. Email us at donate@deskct.org for more information.