THANK YOU FOR CARING!!
We are unable to accept used items such as furniture, pillows, mattresses, or clothing.
Typical Personal Hygiene Kits: Suggested items include Small/travel size shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, soap, comb/brush, deodorant, nail clippers, feminine hygiene items, disposable razor, shave cream, hand sanitizer
As we move a family into their new home, we make every effort to provide a "Move-In Kit".
The items are listed below and on the PDF that is printable or downloadable.
Typical "Move-In" Kit Items
Queen Bedding Sets - white preferred
(Comforter, Sheets, Pillowcase)
Twin Bedding Sets - white preferred
(Comforter, Sheets, Pillowcase)
Dining Set (Plates and Bowls)
Cookware (Pots, Pans, Baking Sheet)
Mop and bucket
Shower Curtain Liner + Hooks
If you have other items to donate, please contact us to see if we have a need for it. If ordering from Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and include a gift receipt.
Ship Amazon/other orders to:
Foundation for the Homeless, 6719 N Lamar, Suite D, Austin, TX 78752
Online Shopping: Do you enjoy shopping online? FFH is supported through AmazonSmile, WalMart Wish List, and IGive.com.
AmazonSmile works exactly as Amazon, except that you'd use the Smile URL and then shop. You can link every purchase to FFH if you want to.
Walmart Wish List is a list we created to make your in-kind donation easier, just select the item(s) to add to your cart and once paid, Walmart will ship directly to us!
IGive.com is an aggregate shopping platform. If you visit their URL, you have the opportunity to visit thousands of other vendors, and if you link FFH to your IGive.com account, we get a percentage of each purchase amount you make when purchasing through IGive. Some of IGive's partners offer up to a 5% donation, so this can quickly add up. You can even "Double Dip" your donations by going through IGive.com to get to Amazon Smile--both companies then donate a portion of your purchase amount.
PayPal: Support FFH when you shop online with @PayPal. Set us as your favorite charity, and you can choose to donate $1 when you checkout with PayPal. Get started here: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2272920
Ride Share Gift Cards - Uber or Lyft
eBay for Charity: You can now select Foundation for the Homeless as your favorite charity. When you sell an item on eBay, you will have an option to have a percentage of the winning bid go to FFH.
GIFT CARDS: Donated gift cards can help someone pay for their weekly groceries, buy toiletries, or purchase household necessities. Gift cards are a wonderful way to help an individual or family stretch their budget to cover all monthly expenses. A gift card of any amount is greatly appreciated, we but recommend $20-25 each.
We suggest gift cards from H-E-B, Home Depot, Payless, Walmart, or Target.
Local Shopping: Randall's grocery stores support Foundation for the Homeless through their customer giving programs. You can make every purchase at Randall's count by linking your Randall's discount card to FFH (use # 231662 or 11662)
BBVA Compass: Open a consumer checking account, and request that it is linked to FFH (Code # 13881). FFH will get $50 for every account opened. Apply for a BBVA Compass Visa Check Card, and FFH will receive 0.25% of each purchase amount you make with your card.
Stock Gifts: Donate your stock to help guide families home!
Step 1: Please notify us of your intent to donate stock and when you expect it to happen.
Step 2: Please provide the following delivery instructions to your investment professional:
National Financial Services, LLC.
Brokerage Account Number: 037-294178
Brokerage Account Name: Foundaiton for the Homeless, Inc.
Workplace Giving/Matching Gifts: Numerous organizations run employee giving programs through United Way, Truist, Benevity, and others. Please check with your employer to see if this option is available. Likewise, many employers offer gift-matching opportunities. Some of the local employers that do so are 3M (through Truist) Dell, Samsung, National Instruments and IKEA. Again, please check with your employer about gift-matching. Many government agencies (at all levels of government) offer their own employee-giving programs as well.
Tributes & Bequests: You can easily make a donation in honor or memory of someone. It is a thoughtful, unique and meaningful way to celebrate someone important to you. Just click on the appropriate boxes when you make an on-line donation, or include a note with your check. We will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person, family or organization that you indicated as a notification of your thoughtfulness.
Updating your will? Check with your attorney or certified financial planner about including Foundation for the Homeless in your bequests.
If you know of any other giving programs that are not listed here, then please free to let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for remembering our families when making charitable decisions.