We graciously accept financial, clothing and toiletry donations.

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Generic Ministry operates on an extremely small annual budget, which covers the cost of operating and maintaining our van, costs for necessary purchases and a lean operations budget. 

Every dollar counts. Every donation is 100% tax deductible.

Please contribute to our mission by donating online.

Become a Committed Partner to Generic Ministry by pledging a gift to Generic Ministry every month.

  • $25.00 a month covers personal care items for a month

  • $50.00 a month covers gas for a week

  • $75.00 a month keeps the van maintained and insured all year

  • $100.00 a month covers new socks and underwear for one week

You can also donate by mail by sending checks to:

Generic Ministry, Inc.
P.O Box 920100
Needham, MA 02492


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Yes! We are always looking for clothing and toiletry donations, but we do have some important guidelines.

Our homeless clients are living on the street. Our goal is to provide them with one set of warm, clean clothing, particularly jeans/sweatpants and sweatshirts. 

Please carefully review the list of items that we need for our mission. We cannot accept anything for children or any adult items that are for business or dress attire. We only need warm, durable clothing and footwear, as well as travel-size toiletries and hats/gloves.

Please help us use our time efficiently by donating children’s, business or dress items to another organization.

Goods We Graciously Accept:

Men’s and Women’s NEW Undergarments and Socks

Men’s and Women’s Used CASUAL Clothing, particularly:

  • T-shirts

  • Jeans

  • Sweatshirts

  • Sweatpants

  • Hats

  • Mittens

  • Coats

  • Boots and Sneakers

  • Backpacks

NEW Toiletries (ONLY travel-size):

  • Deodorant

  • Soap

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Lotion

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Combs

Drop Off Locations:

All clothing and toiletry donations can be left in the photocopy room at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at 23 Dedham Avenue. Go upstairs, turn right and the photocopy room is the first door on the left.

Or, use our home drop-off locations at 25 Bradford Street and 19 Rae AvenueSimply leave the items on the front porch.