Another fabulous way to volunteer is to donate or organize a supply drive of much-needed items for the house. We are always in need of gently used teen and adult male clothing, shoes, and winter coats/apparel, as well as new socks and boxer underwear (not boxer briefs).
We also go through non-perishable food and snacks at an alarming rate. The eight boys in our program go through a TON of food – literally it’s 2 tons of food, or 4,000 pounds, on an annual basis.
Often times, groups will coordinate a drive to collect items that are in need such as back-to-school supplies or gift cards during a holiday.
And, we keep our Amazon Wish Lists full of items we can use. When you make a purchase from one of our Amazon Wish Lists, the items ship directly to us and you don’t pay shipping on many items.
What can you do to help My Friend's House?
Our Wish List looks a little different than normal. We have put together a couple of resources to help manage what our on-going needs and wants are. These are very up-to-date and include helping via meal drops, online orders or even simple correspondence to the boys. Thank you for taking the time to look these over!
If you want to donate items (board games, movies, art supplies, craft activities), either new items or gently used, we have a table set-up on our front (covered) porch where items can be dropped off. If you are interested in new items, Walmart and Shipt will deliver to our house, saving you the trouble. If you have gently-used items we often need boys/men clothing (no used socks and/or underwear, please). We have donation forms on the front porch table. If you will fill that out and leave in the box provided, we will be happy to send a tax contribution letter.
Amazon Wish/Shopping List
We have compiled various lists of items that we need throughout the year. You can find much-needed items on our current Amazon Wish Lists:
Thank you for considering help in any of these critical areas.