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. When you donate to The Gray House, you are investing in our mission and the lives of those we serve.

Please consider making a monetary donation online using PayPal or by sending a check made payable to 'The Gray House' to 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield, MA 01107.

Donate In-Kind

In-kind donations help us to reduce expenses and receive items that we would otherwise go without. In-kind donations can be dropped off Monday-Fridays 8:45am–4:00pm. 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.

General Wish List

The Gray House can always use the below items as well as items from our Amazon Wish List.

  • EXPO Whiteboard markers (colored chisel tip)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Copy paper
  • Plastic storage bins with lids (any size)
  • 13 gallon trash bags
  • Bona floor cleaner for laminate floor
  • Simple Green all purpose cleaner
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Napkins

The Market at Gray House

The Market accepts donations of unopened, unexpired, non-perishable food. Food items are in demand year-round. The Market serves an average of 80–120 households per week to families who rely on your food donations. We encourage the donation of healthy, nutritious, low sodium and high protein food items. We cannot accept food that has expired or containers that have been opened.

  • Diapers ( sizes N, 5, & 6 especially!)
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula & food
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned tomatoes and sauce
  • Canned fruits/vegetables
  • Soups and stews
  • Tuna/chicken (canned)
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Beans
  • Juice
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gluten free nonperishable groceries

Donate Winter Coats

While The Gray House does not accept donations of clothing throughout the year, we do occasionally accept new or gently used, warm winter coats along with gloves and scarves for children & adults. Please call or email us at 413-734-6696 or email us at to see if we are currently accepting these items. Please do not leave items on our porch or outside of our door.

Donate for Thanksgiving

The Gray House holds a large food drive in November to collect frozen turkeys and other items that families would need for Thanksgiving. Please check back in October for more details

Donate for Christmas

The Gray House provides wish list items to children with the greatest need with help from our neighborhood schools and local shelters. Please check back in October for information about toy collections and how to sign up to sponsor a child or family for Christmas!

Donations that Cannot be Accepted

Unfortunately the Gray House is unable to take the following items. If you are unsure, please call 413-734-6696 before dropping a donation off.

  • Clothing (except for new coats in winter time)
  • Shoes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Toys
  • Used books
  • Furniture - including mattresses and cribs
  • Electronics
  • VHS tapes
  • Car seats or other baby items

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