Since The Gray House opened its doors in 1984, support from individual donors and businesses has played a crucial role. The Gray House relies on the compassion and generosity of individuals and groups in the community for donations of funds, food, educational/office supplies and time. Your donation is an investment in our mission and community. Please consider making a monetary donation online using PayPal or by sending a check.
Winter & Holiday Needs
Winter coats are currently our highest need. While The Gray House does not accept donations of clothing throughout the year, we do accept new or gently used, warm winter coats along with gloves and scarves for children & adults. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 8:45-3:00pm and on Fridays from 8:45am-4:15pm. To arrange drop off outside of those hours, please call us at 413-734-6696. Please do not leave items on our porch or outside of our door.
The Gray House collects toys for children in our community through general toy drives and through an adopt a family or child program. Please read below for more details on each. We ask that all gifts be dropped off to The Gray House new, unwrapped between 12/6-13 during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8:45am-4:30pm). Please email email@example.com if you would like to host a toy drive or adopt a family.
Not up for shopping around? Donations of gift cards for the older youth are needed! Gift cards in increments of $25 or $50 from places like Walmart, Amazon, Game stop, Holyoke Mall, as well as Regal or Rave movie tickets are greatly appreciated!
Adopt a Family or Child
The Gray House collects wish lists from families throughout our programs as well as from our local family shelter. We try to make sure that each child gets between $35(min)-50(max) in gifts. Based on this information, please let us know how many children you would like to adopt and we will match you with specific children or a family and give you their wish lists. While we appreciate the generosity of groups and individuals wanting to go above and beyond and purchasing more than $50 worth of gifts for a child, we ask that you please consider adopting an additional child instead so that we can help even more children and we don’t cause any sibling arguments on Christmas morning!
General Toy Drives
Miscellaneous new, unwrapped gifts are also needed for newborns to youth under 18. These gifts are used to fill the wish lists of the hundreds of children we serve with the help of our local schools and shelters.
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