Thank you for your support of House of HopeSince our inception in 1985, House of Hope has transformed the lives of thousands of families. We have been able to do so much because of you and your support of our mission. We are deeply grateful for our funders, volunteers, and neighbors whose support enables us to serve our families as we work toward our goal of ending homelessness, one family at a time.

You can help homeless families in Massachusetts individually or through your place of work. We welcome donations of time, money, and in-kind donations. Every hour and every dollar make a difference in transforming the lives of our families.

House of Hope and House of Hope Housing are 501(3)(c) organizations. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

House of Hope Tax ID: 042867965

House of Hope Housing Tax ID: 582669733

Please choose where you would like your donation to be used:

Housing Funds

The long-term solution for family homelessness is permanent housing. This fund supports House of Hope efforts to purchase, renovate, and maintain our numerous Lowell properties.

Emergency Shelter Funds

Emergency shelter is a critical support services for our families in the most urgent state of need. House of Hope shelters provide temporary housing for families who are homeless.


Give the Household Items Our Shelters Use Daily

Donations of material goods are also greatly appreciated. Anything that you use in your home we use in ours. Please check our Amazon Wish List for the products that are currently most needed. We also accept some previously used items, which are listed below. (This list has recently changed due to COVID-19 needs.)

We are accepting donations Monday through Saturday, 10am-2pm, at our 520 Fletcher Street shelter. The main entrance is in the back of the building. If you have any questions regarding donations please contact Edna Gustafson at (978) 677-2018 or

What we gratefully accept Used items we CANNOT accept
  • New or gently used children’s clothing and shoes
  • New or gently used toys
  • Books (new or in excellent condition)
  • Paper products and unopened toiletries
  • New twin- and full-size sheet sets
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Cleaning supplies and laundry detergent
  • Food: cereal, juice, individually-wrapped snacks, etc.
  • Adult clothing
  • Stuffed animals
  • Pillows, comforters, and linens
  • Furniture, beds, and mattresses
  • Computers, televisions, and appliances
  • Anything a baby sits in (such as swings, strollers, car seats, and ride-on toys)
  • Baby gates
  • Baby bottles
  • Housewares
  • Bicycles




Your gift could be doubled, or even tripled, if your employer offers a matching gift program. House of Hope currently receives matching gifts from many local companies. To find out if your company or business offers an employee matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources Department for the appropriate paperwork.


Do you have a will, or are you now planning your estate? Please remember House of Hope in your will. So many mothers and children can benefit from your generosity for years to come.

If you are interested in naming House of Hope in your will, please contact Executive Director Deb Chausse at (978) 458-2870, with our gratitude!