We thank you in advance for considering The INN as a recipient of your donated goods and supplies. Sponsoring a collection drive of items for guests of The INN is a great way to Get INNvolved. Not only is it a fun activity, but the items collected will help guests with basic necessities. See below to get started!
Please be aware that due to Covid-19 restrictions and safety issues, we are not currently able to accept any used clothing donations at this time. Only brand new clothing donations will be accepted until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
DROP OFF DONATIONS OR ORDER ONLINE!
- Collect items that we need on your own and bring them to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen to drop-off. (Drop-off times are Mon-Fri from 9am-2pm – 100 Madison Avenue in Hempstead)
- Order your donations from one of our online drives! (Amazon Charity Lists or You Give Goods). Your items will be sent directly to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen.
No time to drop off your donation? Our Amazon Charity List has our most needed items right now! Order online and have them sent directly to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead. Click here or on the green banner below to start ordering!
Don’t have an Amazon account? Try You Give Goods to order our most needed items online! You can even create your own drive with the name of your family, company or group! At the end of your drive, The INN will receive a monetary donation of 5% of the total items purchased! Click here or on the purple banner to get started!
We are collecting Thanksgiving food for families in the soup kitchen and shelters! Order your donations for delivery directly to our facility by November 1st so we can distribute them INN time for the first day! Click here or on the banner below to get started!
COLLECT AND DROP OFF DONATIONS
See the flyers below for our most recent needs. All donations can be dropped off at the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, located at 100 Madison Avenue in Hempstead. Open drop-off times are Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Donation drop-offs after 2pm are by appointment only. Please enter through the side door. There are volunteers available to help you bring in your donations and tax receipts are available.
Donation Drop off Location and Times
All donations can be dropped off at the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, located at 100 Madison Avenue in Hempstead. Open drop-off times are Monday-Friday from 9am to 2pm. Donation drop-offs after 2pm are by appointment only. Please enter through the side door. There are volunteers available to help you bring in your donations and tax receipts are available.
The INN operates the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, the largest soup kitchen on Long Island where over 62,000 meals are served annually. You can help us by hosting a food drive in your community of non-perishable, shelf-stable food items. Click for a list of our most needed food items.
On some occasions, we will accept pre-cooked food that has not been served (surplus from a restaurant, caterer or home or office meal function). Cooked food MUST be wrapped and secured to prevent spills or contamination. Food must be kept refrigerated (or frozen) prior to donation.
To make special arrangements for donating cooked foods, please email email@example.com
If you grow vegetables during the summer months, please think about planting an extra row for us and donating the items to our soup kitchens and family emergency shelters.
CLOTHING DRIVE (in-season only)
There are many Long Islanders who also need clothing for themselves and family members. By holding a clothing drive, for in-season items, you are providing guests with appropriate clothing for interviews, special occasions, as well as children’s clothing for the school year. During the months of November and December, the Mary Brennan INN will only accept the following items: hats, scarves, gloves, coats, boots and blankets. Other clothing items will be accepted in mid-January. *Please note, we are unable to accept used clothing donations at this time. Only brand new clothing will be accepted.
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
Have you ever tried to take a shower without a towel? Or soap? The Mary Brennan INN also provides clean, accessible showers for any guest in need. To provide this service, we need approximately 10,000 towels per year, along with travel size toiletry items (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste),. For a list of suggested personal care items for your drive, click here.
How do you get to school, work, doctor’s appointments, social work appointments or anywhere if you don’t have any means of transportation? We provide single-ride and round-trip Metro Cards for guests to get to where they need to go. Please consider holding a Metro Card drive or donating the funds to purchase cards.
As guests move into permanent housing, they are in need of basic household items. Some of the items we could use and commonly distribute to guests are small appliances (coffee makers, alarm clocks, fans, toasters, blenders, and crock pots), dishes, cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans, drink ware and other basic items for the home. Donations must be clean and functional, and must be packaged in a manner to prevent breakage. *We are unable to accept furniture or household items at this time.
The INN welcomes car donations, which can be sold at auction to generate funds for our programs, or if the car is still operational, we have a unique program for qualified guests who demonstrate a great need and ability to maintain the car. Someone in need may be awarded your used car. For details about how to donate your car, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPORATE INVENTORY SURPLUS
The INN’s facilities department is responsible for the general maintenance and upgrades of the shelters, long-term housing facilities, as well as the administrative and soup kitchen facilities. We always welcome donations from corporate partners who have surplus of building or cleaning supplies, construction tools, lighting, flooring, appliances or commercial vehicles they wish to donate. For details, please email email@example.com