Thinking of giving to HQ?
Thanks for thinking of us! Here’s what we need at the moment:
(and remember, an exhaustive list + suggestions can be found on our Amazon Wishlist!)
- Food Sponsor a meal, gift cards so we can buy fresh produce, bottled water, individually packaged, to-go snack foods (pop-tarts, noodle cups/ramen, granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers, etc.)
- Basic Needs Re-useable water bottles, sunscreen
- Clothing Undershirts (NEW, men + women, all sizes), bras* (all sizes/styles), underwear (NEW, mens+ womens, all sizes/styles), sweatpants (sizes L-XXL)
- Hygiene Deodorant, lip balm, shaving cream, travel size tissues, shower caps, African American hair care products for relaxed and/or natural hair
- Personal 31 Day bus passes, phone chargers (apple +android), backpacks*, headphones (skull candy or similar), hair ties
- HQ Household Food service gloves, liquid dish soap (Dawn or similar), laundry detergent (liquid or powder), paper plates +bowls, trash bags (13 + 8 gallon)
*=Gently used OK
We cannot accept:
- Clothing (jeans, shirts, etc) outside of basic items like new, packaged socks or underwear (see above list)
- Expired food (including canned goods)
- Partially used hygiene items
- Large recreational items like pool or air hockey tables
- Assembled care packages
- Home goods (Including electronics, appliances, etc.)
- Formal/professional clothing (Prom dresses, button-up shirts, etc.)
HQ works with In the Image to connect members with clothing resources. If you have clothing or other items that we cannot accept due to limited storage, we recommend donating them to In the Image. They offer a much-needed service, and we are happy to do what we can to support—not duplicate—the resources they offer.
Other ways to give
Prepare a Meal
We’re dedicated to making sure there’s a hot meal at HQ, every single drop-in. Help us make warm, yummy food a reality by making us a freezer meal! More info here.
Please contact us at [email protected] for recipes, preparation instructions and drop-off times.
Amazon Wish List
When you sign up for an AmazonSmile account through Amazon Smiles – Grand Rapids HQ, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to HQ. When selecting a charity, search for “Grand Rapids HQ,” then start shopping!
Have questions? Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at 616-406-3945.
Making a donation
Due to limited staff capacity, HQ is unable to pick up in-kind donations. All donations can be dropped off at HQ (320 State St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) to the front entrance on State Street. Please part in the loading zone next to HQ on State St., and avoid parking in the neighbor’s driveway while unloading your items. Thank you!