In Kind Donations

We deeply appreciate your desire to help the men, women, and youth residing in our shelters and housing. Below you’ll find an explanation of what to donate and how to donate.

We guarantee your gift will be redistributed to those with the greatest need. Thank you for supporting us.

Because You Care, Others Will Have A Better Life!


Please note: This page is updated regularly with any changes to our policies, and we encourage you to check back before preparing a donation.

When you donate clothing, food and personal care items to ICL, you positively impact the lives of New Yorkers struggling with homelessness and poverty. Thank you for donating to help your neighbors in need.

Our process is simple:

  • Tell us what you would like to donate and to which borough you’d like to deliver or send your donation. You can also earmark your donation for a specific site.
    Note: Designating a borough or site is not required.
  • We will connect you to the appropriate site(s) via email so you can work with them on the delivery of the item(s).
  • Due to space restrictions and limited access to transportation, we do not have the means to pick up your donation.
  • Once the site confirms receipt of your donation, a tax acknowledgment letter will be sent to your attention within 24 hours. Below you will find a list of items we accept, as well as items we cannot accept.
  • CORPORATE DONATIONS – If you are a company looking to donate goods or services, please email Thank you!

Accepted Donations

New and Gently Used – Men, Women and Youth

New or Gently Used – Men, Women and Youth 

New Only – Men, Women and Youth 

Women’s Sanitary Items
New, Wrapped in Original Packaging

For more information on items accepted click here
Questions regarding your donation, please email

NOTE If the value of your donation exceeds $500, you claim the donation on your federal tax return, you may be required to file IRS Form 8283 and obtain an appraisal of the value. 

We Do Not Accept

  • Office supplies
  • TVs, computers, or electronic devices
  • Bed frames
  • Food
  • Pillows, comforters or duvet covers
  • Makeup
  • Furniture