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!)

*=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

HQ has it’s own Wish List at,  where we’ve listed items that our youth consistently need. Your donation can be shipped directly to HQ or you can have them delivered to your home and make arrangements with us to drop them off. If you donate via Amazon, know that due to their privacy policy, we do not receive your contact information upon receiving your gift. If you would like a receipt for your tax deductible gift, let us know! We’re happy to help make sure you get one.

Amazon Smile

When you sign up for an AmazonSmile account through Amazon Smile – 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. Donation drop-off hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between noon and 3pm.  All donations can be dropped off at HQ, 320 State St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Please park in the loading zone next to HQ on State St., and avoid parking in the neighbor’s driveway while unloading your items. Contact us with any questions.  Thank you!