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Shop at AmazonSmileAn easy way to help the women and children of Abby’s House is to donate an item on our needs list or Amazon Wishlist. Remember to use Amazon Smile and select “Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc.” if purchasing through Amazon. Every purchase you make through Amazon Smile benefits Abby’s House!

For the safety of both donors and staff, we’ve updated our policies and procedures around in-kind donations. Please read below for more details. If you are looking for more information about making a donation to our Thrift Shop, please visit our Thrift Shop page.

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 Kathleen Suchenski () 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. Masks are still required in all common areas of our properties. Please do not leave items outside unannounced.

At this time we are only able to accept brand-new items. Please note that we are unable to accept donations of furniture and used baby/children’s items. 

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, Kathleen Suchenski at  or 508-756-5486 x227.

Paper Towels
13-Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags
Lysol Spray or other types of aerosol disinfecting spray
Dish and hand soap refills or pump bottles
Disposable Hot/Cold Cups with Lids
Disposable Masks

HP Ink 63 Tri color and black for printers in Annette Rafferty Women’s Empowerment Center
2 HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e Wireless Color All-in-One for use in the Women’s Center
Liquid Laundry Detergency (travel sized preferred)
Fabric Softener (travel-sized preferred)
Dryer Sheets (travel-sized preferred)
Materials for “take-away” crafts that the women can do at home, seasonal or otherwise
Word puzzle books
Neutral-colored twin comforters
Non-Stick Spray
Parchment Paper
3 Irons
2 Ironing Boards
3 Ironing Board Covers
Snacks for Resident/Guest Programs including: Juices, Chips, healthy granola bars, Popcorn, K-Cup Coffee Pods, Coffee Cups with lids, individual creamers/sugar packets

Cab Vouchers (Red Cab Gift Certificates)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (gallon or 1/2 gallon sizes)
Vegetable or Canola Oil (gallon or 1/2 gallon sizes)
Balsamic Vinegar (large bottles)
Soy sauce, low sodium (large bottles)
Dijon Mustard (large jars/containers)
Mayonnaise (gallon or 1/2 gallon)
Vegetable/Chicken/Beef Broth, low sodium (quart or larger)
Cases of Water
9 1/2 x 9 x 3 in Styrofoam containers (Number 95HTR1R)
To-Go Soup Containers, 8 oz
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Plastic Cutlery – Spoons & Forks
Paper Bowls
Paper Towels
13-Gallon Kitchen Trash Bags
Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids
Deli Containers with lids (half pint, pint and quart sizes)
9 x 13 Aluminum Pans
Dried Spices
Fresh Vegetables (whole cases preferred)
Food Pantry Needs List for Residents & Guest

Dish Soap
Bathroom Cleaner
Oven Cleaner
Kitchen Floor Cleaner
Gloves for Cleaning
Kitchen Storage Containers
Laundry Detergent Pods

Your donation of gift cards allows us to purchase much needed supplies, and 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
Market Basket
Price Chopper
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Stop & Shop
Dollar Tree
Home Depot
Gas Cards
Gas Visa Prepaid Card
Prepaid Phone Cards

Neutral colored bath mats
Dawn dish detergent
Pledge Furniture Polish
Sprayway Glass Cleaner
White Microfiber Bath Mats
White Fabric Shower Curtains
Febreze Air Freshener
Clorox Spray Cleaner
Twin Mattress Protectors, Zippered

When you donate supplies, we are able to save money, allowing us to invest more in our programs for women and children. To purchase office items through Amazon, visit our Office Supplies WishList.

2 Paper Shredders
Postage Stamps
8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper
HP 952XL Black Ink and 952 Tri Color Ink for the Printers
Scotch Magic tape (refills)

You can purchase many of the items listed above on our Amazon WishList to easily support the women and children of Abby’s House! Please note your name and contact information with your Amazon order so Abby’s House can thank you for your support!