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 schedule 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. For information regarding donations to our Thrift Shop, please visit our Thrift Shop page.

If you have any questions about making a needs list donation or would like to organize a needs list drive, please contact our In-Kind Donation Coordinator, Jean Anger at  or 508-756-5486 x227.

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

Hand Sanitizer (Large pump & travel size)
N95/Surgical Masks
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
Paper towels

We understand that these items may be hard to find in stores. If you have trouble locating these products and still want to help, you can donate gift cards or make a monetary donation, which will provide us with the flexibility of purchasing items that we are in greatest need of.

Passes and Vouchers

Cab Vouchers (Red Cab Gift Certificates)


Swifter Extendable Handle Duster Kit
Microfiber Cloths
Sprayway Glass Cleaner
Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner
White Microfiber Bath Mats
Vinyl Shower Curtain Liners
White Shower Curtains
Dish Towels (Neutral Colors)
Comet Cleanser
Febreze Air Freshener
Clorox Spray Cleaner
Clorox Wipes
Scotch-Brite Scouring Pads
Scotchgard Stainless Steel Cleaner
Swiffer Wet Jet Pads


Cases of Water
8 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 3 ¼ Styrofoam containers
Paper Towels
13-Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags


Toilet Paper
Dish Soap
Bathroom Cleaner
Oven Cleaner
Kitchen Floor Cleaner
Gloves for Cleaning
A Set of Pots & Pans
Kitchen Storage Containers
Dish Drainers
Laundry Detergent Pods
Dryer sheets
Indoor Mat/Runner for Shelter Doorway

Gift Cards

*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.

American Express Gift Cards
Visa Gift Cards
Home Depot
Price Chopper
Price Rite
Dollar Tree
Gas Cards
Gas Visa Prepaid Card
Prepaid Phone Cards

Office Supplies

*When you donate supplies, we are able to save money, allowing us to invest more in our programs for women and children.

Postage Stamps
8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper
HP 950XL Black Ink and 951 Tri Color Ink for the Printers
Plastic coated paper clips
Post-it notes
Pens (black or blue)
Multi-size binder clips
3/4″ invisible scotch tape replacements
Envelope moistener with adhesive
Sheet Protectors


Heavy-Duty Contractor Trash Bags
5 Gallon Rubbish Bags
13 Gallon Rubbish Bags
Paper Lawn and Leaf Bags
Folding Saw Horses