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.

 Sponsor a Child for Kids’ Club at Home After School Program

As a sponsor, you will be providing a child in our community access to academic assistance, as well as a wide range of opportunities to be physically active, emotionally centered, and intellectually curious, all within a safe and nurturing environment.  Give the gift of a brighter tomorrow by sponsoring a child today!



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
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Beans
  • Juice
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gluten free nonperishable groceries

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.


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


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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Before clicking on that “check out” button, head to Giving Assistant to see all of the online retailers you can shop while supporting The Gray House. Sign up and shop at sites like Macy’s, Gap, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond etc. and a portion of your purchase price will benefit The Gray House PLUS you’ll receive great coupons and discounts for these retailers! The Gray House has already received our first check from online shoppers who used the link!

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Adult Education

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.

Kids’ Club

The Kids’ Club is an After School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.

The Market

The Market at Gray House serves as a source of groceries for those in need.