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Donating items from the needs lists directly helps Abby’s House focus on the needs of women and children who live in the four properties, or helps Abby’s House focus funding in areas that are most needed. If you are looking for more information about making a donation to our Thrift Shop, please visit our Thrift Shop page.

If you plan to drop off items in-person, please email 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 do not leave items outside unannounced.

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!

Amazon Wishlist

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 at our shelter, housing, or Thrift Shop. 

Clorox Wipes
Lysol Disinfectant Spray
Paper Towels
Power-free Nitrile Medium Gloves
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Bathroom Disinfectant with Bleach
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner
Stove and Oven Cleaner
All Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner
Disposable Clamshell Take Out Food Containers
8 oz. Soup Cups with Lids
Deli Containers with lids (half pint, pint and quart sizes)

HP 910XL Tri color and black for printers in Annette Rafferty Women’s Empowerment Center
Liquid Laundry Detergency (travel sized preferred)
Fabric Softener (travel-sized preferred)
Craft Kits for Adults
Word puzzle books
Neutral-colored twin comforters
Swiffer Wet Jet Mop Starter Kit
Broom with Attached Dustpan
Snacks for Resident/Guest Programs including: Juices, Chips, healthy granola bars, Popcorn, K-Cup Coffee Pods, Coffee Cups with lids, individual creamers/sugar packets

High-priority items for the Food and Nutrition Program are as follows:

Disposable Clamshell Take Out Food Containers

Dawn Dish Soap
8 oz. Paper Soup Cups with Lids
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 gallon or gallon bottles)
Disposable Plastic utensils (forks, spoons, knives)
Bounty Paper Towels
Disposable Paper Plates and Bowls
Disposable Napkins
Plastic Deli Containers with lids (1/2 pint, pint, and quart sizes)

Food Pantry Needs List for Residents & Guest  

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.
Market Basket
Price Chopper
Gala Foods Supermarket
Stop & Shop
Cab Vouchers (Red Cab Gift Certificates)
Dollar Tree
Home Depot
Gas Cards
Gas Visa Prepaid Card
Prepaid Phone Cards
American Express Gift Cards
Visa Gift Cards
Movie Theater Gift Cards or Tickets
Downtown Worcester Restaurants Gift Cards

Neutral colored bath mats
Lysol Spray or other types of aerosol disinfecting spray
Dish and hand soap refills or pump bottles
Fabuloso Multipurpose Cleaner
Sprayway Glass Cleaner
White Microfiber Bath Mats
White Fabric Shower Curtains
Febreze Air Freshener
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.

2 Paper Shredders
1 HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e Wireless Color All-in-One for use in the Women’s Center
Postage Stamps
8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper
HP 952XL Black and Tri Color Ink for the Printers
Thin permanent markers (both color and black)
Post-It Notes (all sizes)
Batteries (AAA, and AA)

If you have any questions, please contact:
508-756-5486 ext 227