In-Kind Donations to Grace Smith House
We are so incredibly grateful for your support! We could not accomplish anything without people opening their hearts. If you would like to be acknowledged for your donation, please fill out this form and include it with your donation. You will receive an official letter of thanks which can be applied towards a tax deduction. From all of us at Grace Smith House, THANK YOU!
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO TAKE USED CLOTHING, SHOES, TOYS OR BOOKS. WE DO NOT ACCEPT FURNITURE OR HOUSEHOLD UNLESS WE HAVE A CLIENT WITH AN IMMEDIATE NEED*
For questions about the delivery of your donations, please call us at (845) 452-7155, extension 36. You can also email us at
. If you wish to receive an acknowledgement of your gift for tax purposes, please fill out this form completely and leave it with your donation.
June Urgent Needs
Each month, we have items we need more than others.
• NEW hair brushes for various types of hair
• NEW wash clothes or sponges
• NEW nail clippers and tweezers
• NEW packages of cotton balls and qtips
• NEW baby powder and lotion
• NEW pajamas, bathrobes and slippers for kids & adults
• NEW adult flipflops for showering
• NEW children's & adults socks and underwear
• Shaving Cream - we are entirely out!
• Hair dryers
• Backpack for various ages for our school-aged children, girls AND boys
• Suitcases for adults, large plastic bins with lids
• Baby diapers sized 4, 5 & 6 only, baby wipes
• Kid’s art supplies: crayons, coloring books
• Kid's bike helmets
• Infant & children's car seats from within the last 5 years, must include base
• Spanish or bilingual children's books
• Gift cards for dollar stores, superstores, gas, etc.
• SUMMER SUPPLIES: sunscreen, bug spray, sand toys, swimmies, swim suits for boys & girls aged 4-16, rain coats for boys and girls aged 4-16, sleeping bags, flashlights, beach towels
Connect 4 Respect
In July, we will be hosting our Connect 4 Respect summer program for middle schoolers to learn about leadership and anti-bullying. We are in need of a few items for the program. If you choose to donate these items with connect 4 Respect in mind, please be sure to note that on your donation form.
Paper or plastic cups
Snacks-chips, pretzels, cookies, candy (peanut free)
Pens, markers, pencils, crayons
Fresh fruits & veggies during the summer season
Infant and Baby Items
Diaper & wipes
Lotions, bath wash, shampoo, diaper cream
New sippy cups, baby spoons and pacifiers
Backpacks for a range of ages
Hygiene Care & Household Items
Toiletries and feminine card products
New hair brushes, hair ties, nail supplies (new only)
African American hair products
Cleaning & laundry supplies
Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, pillows
New or gently used pots and pans, frying pans, flatware, cooking utensils, etc.
Household – For Starting Over
New or gently used bed sheet sets: twin and full
Hair blow dryers
New laundry bags
New or gentle used storage containers
New or gentle used luggage and suitcases
Business / Office & School Items
New notebooks, journals, pocket calendars
General new office supplies, such as staples, three-hole punches, etc
Please note, we do not directly accept clothing donations due to a lack of storage space. We ask that if you would like to donate clothing items, please take them to The Barn Thrift Store, located at 1416 US 44, Pleasant Valley. We have a standing arrangement that our residents may shop FOR FREE at The Barn. We ask all clothing be either new or gently used, and everything be pre-washed before donating.
Infant and Baby Items
Onesies, socks, etc
NEW Socks and underwear
Slippers & flip-flops
Sweatpants & sweatshirts
NEW Socks and underwear
We love gift cards for dollar stores, superstores, gas stations, local grocery stores, etc. These allow us to assist survivors with other household needs when they transition out of the shelter program. Gift Cards are also wonderful gifts for families for holidays, birthdays, and other special events while in shelter. Gift cards of $10 equals ten items at a dollar store, which could be a basic mop, broom, dustpan, small trash can, cleaning products… a starter set for a survivor’s new apartment!
If you have a donation that we are not able to accept at this time, please contact one of the following agencies:
Second Hand Rose, 845-471-5266 Junior League Bargain Box, 845-471-3530
450 Main Street, Poughkeepsie 794 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
Dress For Success Dutchess County 845- 452-5104
80 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie
Donate your gently used, nearly-new professional attire
Beulah Baptist Church, 845- 473-1662
92 Catharine St., Poughkeepsie