Donation Locations For Everything in Hoboken + Jersey City

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New year, new you. Out with the old, in with the new. Whatever your 2020 motto is, if you’re looking to give back to the community, we’ve got you covered. From toiletries and clothing to food items, there’s a place to donate everything in Hudson County. Check out this roundup of donation locations in Hoboken and Jersey City, including what to collect, where to drop off, and how to contact, below. 

Hoboken

The Hoboken Shelter {300 Bloomfield Street}

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The Hoboken Shelter offers 50 people shelter nightly, serves over 500 meals daily, and hosts 1,000 showers weekly. They also provide services such as counseling, job + life skills training, and permanent supportive housing solutions. The shelter accepts donations of food {milk, coffee, sugar, cereal, juice, frozen meat – turkeys, hams, meatballs, instant potatoes, marinara sauce, sandwiches, and fruit – bananas especially}, supplies {paper + plastic plates, hot + cold cups, napkins, plastic utensils – especially forks, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, garbage bags – any size, postage stamps, envelopes, and pens}, and toiletries {soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, washcloths, underpants, and socks}.

What they accept: Food, supplies + toiletries

Drop off details: 9:00AM-9:00PM daily

Contact: 201-656-5069

See More: Our 2020 Formalwear Community Sale is Happening Saturday, March 28th

The Jubilee Center {601-03 Jackson Street}

Created in 1995, the Jubilee Center helps meet the social-economic needs of children and families by offering after-school programs during the school year for children grades K-6th in Hoboken. They offer homework assistance, arts + crafts, and physical activities. From 3:00PM-6:00PM, you will find approximately 45 children and seven counselors at the center. You can contact them for a time to drop off non-perishable breakfast and lunch items for their programs.

What they accept: Non-perishable breakfast + lunch

Drop off details: Contact

Contact: 201-792-0340

In Jesus’ Name Charities {400 Willow Avenue}

In Jesus’ Name Charities was founded in 1981 as a response to hunger and poverty in the Hoboken community. They accept donations of in-season clothing and food based on the most up-to-date needs of our neighbors, as well as coordinate a network of volunteers to distribute them.  

What they accept: Food + clothing

Drop off details: Call or email to schedule an appointment

Contact: 201-792-2112  or InJesusNameCharities@gmail.com

St. Mary’s Advocates Thrift Shop {536 Garden Street}

St. Mary’s Advocates Thrift Shop provides affordable clothing, toys, and more and reinvests proceeds into local organizations and charities that support residents with health + education needs. As a thrift store, they accept items in good, sellable condition.

What they accept: Clothes + household items

Drop off details: Wednesday 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday – Saturday 12:30PM-4:30PM

Contact: 201-795-2174

Symposia Bookstore and Community Center {510 Washington Street}

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The Symposia Community Bookstore in Hoboken is a nonprofit thrift store for books. They also offer their space as a community center for Hoboken events and meetings.

What they accept: Books

Drop off details: 12:00PM-6:00PM every day

Contact: 201-963-0909, 201-805-1739, or info@symposia.us 

St. Matthews Lunchtime Ministry {57 8th Street}

The Lunchtime Ministry provided by St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken offers a warm meal, hospitality, and community to around 65 guests a day, four days a week. They accept donations of Styrofoam cups, plates, bowls, plastic forks + spoons, napkins, coffee, sugar, milk, socks + underwear, sleeping bags + blankets, backpacks + duffel bags, razors, deodorant, toilet paper, and fresh fruits + vegetables.

What they accept: Food, supplies + toiletries

Drop off details: Sunday – Thursday and 8:00AM-12:00PM in the Parish Hall

Contact: 201-659-4499

Jersey City

The Salvation Army {248 Erie Street + 242 Martin Luther King Drive}

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The Salvation Army sells new or gently used clothing, furniture, household goods, appliances, and even cars to families in need throughout New Jersey. Additionally, all proceeds fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center for those struggling with drugs and alcohol in Jersey City.

What they accept: Cars, clothing, furniture, household goods + appliances

Drop off details: Dropbox at either location or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK to schedule a pickup

Contact: 201-653-3071

Dress for Success Hudson County {591 Summit Avenue}

Dress for Success equips women with professional attire, accessories, and the confidence to secure employment. Think outfits you would wear to a job interview — suits, blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, jackets, and shoes. Clothing donations must be dry cleaned and on hangers at the time of the drop-off, as many clients go directly to an interview.

What they accept: Professional/interview attire, shoes, handbags, accessories + brand new toiletries

Drop off details: By appointment on the first Monday and third Friday of every month 10:00AM-3:00PM at 681 Newark Avenue.

Contact: 201-395-0202

Read More: Where You Can Donate Clothing in Hoboken + Jersey City

Covenant House {253 Martin Luther King Drive}

Covenant House New Jersey delivers comprehensive residential care and services to New Jersey’s youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking. CHNJ has seven locations throughout New Jersey and serves about 4,585 youth annually — for free. They are looking for donations of umbrellas, deodorant, body wash, lotion, smoothing brushes, detangling combs, toothpaste + toothbrushes, feminine products, shower slippers, bath towels, underwear, sports bras, socks, t-shirts, sweaters, winter jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, comforters, and linens. It is best to check their website for the most up-to-date needs of the community. With limited capacity for storage, they also are looking for gift card donations.

What they accept: Toiletries, linens + clothing {no red or purple colors}

Drop off details: Contact to schedule a delivery

Contact: 973-286-3447 or LDiaz@covenanthouse.org 

WomenRising {270 Fairmount Avenue}

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WomenRising assists women and children {newborn through 18} in need of jobs, safety from domestic violence, freedom from substance abuse, and safe homes. They serve 11,480 people on average across the 11 municipalities of Hudson County. And, they are governed by an all-women board of trustees. They only accept donations of items that are new and are in need of diapers + sanitary products, toiletries, clothes + sneakers, comforters, blankets + sheets, PJs, slippers, sweatpants, games, books, toys, office equipment + furniture, food, and refreshments.

What they accept: Toiletries, clothing, bedding, games, books, office equipment

Drop off details: Contact

Contact: 201-333-5700

Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation {118 Summit Avenue}

The Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation {GSECDC} is an affordable housing non-profit developer in Jersey City. Their social services division helps individuals in the community who are living with or are at risk of HIV/AIDS, under-housed, homeless, abusing substances, and/or mentally ill. They are looking for a variety of clothing, toiletries, pillows, backpacks, and linens.

What they accept: See Amazon Wishlist

Drop off details: N/A

Contact: 201-209-9301

York Street Project {89 York Street}

Founded in 1989, York Street Project administers a holistic approach to addressing the needs of nearly 500 homeless and low-income women and children each year. Their ministry includes housing, an alternative high school education, job + life skills training, counseling, and child care. They are looking for donations of diapers {size 5 + 6}, pull-ups, stroller rain covers, toiletries for teens, conditioners, deodorants, body wash + soap bars, children’s toothpaste + toothbrushes, baby or infant Tylenol, Advil, saline spray, Neosporin, $25 gift cards, folding shopping carts, socks, dish soap, sponges, toilet bowl cleaner, wipes, detergent, and fabric softener sheets.

What they accept: Used clothing, toiletries, medicine, cleaning + laundry supplies

Drop off details: Contact

Contact: 201-451-9838 or ysp@yorkstreetproject.org 

The Sharing Place Food Pantry {440 Hoboken Avenue}

In partnership with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Sharing Place Food Pantry distributes food to people living in Hudson County on the last two Saturdays of every month, between the hours of 7:30AM and 12:00PM. They also give out bags of groceries {fresh produce, meats, proteins, dairy, eggs + non-perishables} for those who have a place to cook.

What they accept: Food

Drop off details: Contact

Contact: 201-963-5518 or stpauljerseycity@gmail.com 

Family Promise of Hudson County {71 Summit Avenue}

Family Promise is a nonprofit providing temporary shelter to homeless families in the community, with a focus on finding host congregations which keep the entire family together. They are looking for diapers, soap, shampoo, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper, pens, games, toys, towels, bottles, formula, baby food, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, cleaning supplies, books, folding chairs, and non-perishable food items {cereal, soup, snacks, etc.}.

What they accept: Toiletries, games + toys, accessories, office + cleaning supplies, and non-perishable food items

Drop off details: Email

Contact: 201-448-1839 or familypromisehudsonco@gmail.com 

Hope House {246 2nd Street}

Hope House is a 45-day emergency shelter for women and their children. They serve 17 families at a time with three daily meals, clothing, transportation as needed, and case management services.

What they accept: Food + clothing

Drop off details: Contact

Contact: 201-420-1070

Goodwill NYNJ {2815 John F. Kennedy Boulevard}

Goodwill NYNJ uses funds generated in their retail stores and donation centers to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. They accept donations of gently used goods, such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, handbags, luggage, and household goods.

What they accept: Gently used clothing, accessories, household goods

Drop off details: Store hours Monday – Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-7:00PM

Contact: 718-777-6320, donations.department@goodwillnynj.org

Hoboken Girl Helps  2020 Formalwear Drive + Community Sale

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Form now up until our official sale on March 28th, we will be collecting a variety of long gowns, dresses, suits, and more for our 2020 Formalwear Drive + Community Sale. The goal is to raise awareness for Suits for Success and create a welcoming space to purchase good-condition, affordably priced formalwear. Get more information on our event here.

What we accept: Short dresses, long gowns, other new or gently-used formalwear, men’s tuxedos {must be a full suit set}, men’s shoes {formalwear only}, men’s bow ties/ties, formal jewelry, new cosmetics, new hair/nail product, clothing racks, and hangers

Drop off details: Multiple locations and times — find the full list here

Contact:  hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com

Donating goods is not the only way to help our community. All of these organizations and local businesses welcome volunteers and monetary donations, of course. We encourage you to reach out and learn more.

Know of another donation location locally? Tell us in the comments!

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Born and raised in Madison, this authentic Jersey tomato has ripened in Hudson County for the last seven years. As a graduate of Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Chloe’s been nerding out over Excel spreadsheets {and stalking you on the internet} since she took her first internship at Efficient Frontier in NYC. Don’t let her college choice fool you, she is a diehard Met’s fan and has the weathered scorebook to prove it. When she’s not dodging armpits and elbows on the PATH, she can usually be found watching Jurassic Park {the original, obviously} for the billionth time, talking to every Jersey City dog she passes, or finishing the last slice of pizza.


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