When we give our best, we are saying with our donation, “you are valuable.”

The Homeless Families Foundation is grateful for and continues to need in-kind gifts for children and families living in poverty and experiencing homelessness.

How can you help?

Donate Goods: You can donate goods such as food and household items for families in our programs. When considering donating an in-kind gift to HFF ask yourself this question: Is this item in good enough condition for my child or family? If your answer is YES, then it is in good enough condition for the children and families HFF serves. Give from the pile you want to keep, not from the one you want to throw out.  

Hold a Donation Drive: Donation drives are a great way to collect goods and monetary gifts to help families in our programs. 

Drop off location and hours: 
33 N. Grubb St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday Purchase items from The Homeless Families Foundation Amazon Wishlist. The items will be shipped directly to us and land in the hands of a family in need. If you make a donation through, please provide your name and address with your donation so that we can thank you for your tax deductible gift. VIEW OUR WISHLIST

If you are an Amazon shopper, you can help our children and families by simply doing your everyday shopping. It’s Easy and only takes a minute! Find out more about AmazonSmile HERE

In-Kind Gift F.A.Q.

Because of our storage capacity we are limited in what we can accept.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there items you cannot accept? Yes.
Used Clothing
Used School Supplies
Household Accessories,
Large household appliances
Plush toys/stuffed animals – new or used (for hygienic reasons)
Dirty, torn, or broken items
Any item in need of repair
Used car seats (for safety reasons)

If you have donations of: Used Clothing; Used School Supplies; Furniture; Household Accessories, please contact these partner agencies:

Dress for Success:, 1204 N. High St., Columbus, 614-291-5420
Furniture Bank of Ohio:, 118 S. Yale Ave., Columbus, 614-272-9544
West Side Free Store:, 61 S. Powell Ave., Columbus, 614-351-5480
Parsons Free Store:, 946 Parsons Ave., Columbus, 614-445-7342

Do you accept clothing donations?
No, we have limited storage space and partner with agencies listed above, to meet our clients needs.  

Can my donation be picked up?
No, we do not have the resources to accommodate pick-ups. 

Should I let you know that I am organizing a donation drive?
Yes, please contact Chad at at The Homeless Families Foundation to discuss your donation drive plans.  

Will I get a receipt for my donations?
Yes. When dropping off your donations ask for an in-kind donation receipt at the front desk.

If you have questions about in-kind donations please contact Chad Gardner 614-715-8551 or

The Homeless Families Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.