An easy way to help the women and children of Abby’s House is to donate an item on our needs list. For the safety of both donors and staff during the current Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve updated our policies and procedures around in-kind donations. Please read below for more details.
We are accepting in-kind donations, but have put temporary policies in place to help protect both donors and staff. The best method for in-kind donations is to order items online and have them sent directly to Abby’s House (52 High Street, Worcester, MA 01609). If you plan to drop off items in-person, please contact Jean Anger () to scheduled a drop off time. Once a time has been scheduled and you arrive to drop off your donation, please bring the items inside the doors and place them on the cart that’s located at the right-hand side of the lobby. Reception staff will be there to welcome you and assist you with any questions. Please keep social distancing practices in mind and remain 6′ from any individuals.
At this time we are only able to accept brand-new, items. Donations to our Thrift Shop have been temporarily suspended until further notice.
Please note that we are unable to accept donations of furniture and used baby/children’s items. Every purchase you make through Amazon Smile benefits Abby’s House!
Resident and Guest Needs
Most Immediate Needs
Disposable vinyl, powder-free gloves in size M, L, and XL
2 Temporal Thermometers
Lysol Spray or other types of aerosol disinfecting spray
Disinfecting cleaning wipes or surface cleaners
Dish and hand soap refills or pump bottles
Passes and Vouchers
Bus Passes: Click here for retail purchase locations
Cab Vouchers (Red Cab Gift Certificates)
Sprayway Glass Cleaner
Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner
White Microfiber Bath Mats
Vinyl Shower Curtain Liners
White Shower Curtains
Dish Towels (Neutral Colors)
Febreze Air Freshener
Clorox Spray Cleaner
Hand Sanitizer (Large pump & travel size)
Scotch-Brite Scouring Pads
Scotchgard Stainless Steel Cleaner
Swiffer Wet Jet Pads
Dawn Dish Washing Detergent
Large and Small Paper Plates
Plastic Forks, Knives, and Spoons
Aluminum Foil Pans
13-Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags
Dawn Dish Washing Detergent
Kitchen Storage Containers
Laundry Detergent Pods
Indoor Mat/Runner for Shelter Doorway
Insulated Water Bottles (for shelter guests to take with them)
Weather-proof Tote Bags/Backpacks for women
*Your donation of gift cards not only allows us to purchase much needed supplies, but also enables us to give out gift cards to women who need help purchasing groceries, gas, minutes for their phone, or household necessities.
*When you donate supplies, we are able to save money, allowing us to invest more in our programs for women and children.
8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper
HP 950XL Black Ink and 951 Tri Color Ink for the Printers
Legal Pads (8 ½” x 11” and 5” x 8”)
White-Out Correction Tape
White 9 1/2 x 4 1/8 Business Envelopes
Heavy-Duty Contractor Trash Bags
5 Gallon Rubbish Bags
13 Gallon Rubbish Bags
Paper Lawn and Leaf Bags
Folding Saw Horses