We rely on the generosity of individual donors like you! Please give today.

Without in-kind donations from generous groups and individuals, we would not be able to provide our guests with many daily necessities. The guests of Women’s Lunch Place have a variety of toiletry and personal needs. Additionally, once a month we celebrate our guests’ birthdays with decorations, a cake, and gifts. As a result, these items are needed all year long. Other needs vary by season, or storage capacity, so please check the list below for items we’d be grateful to receive now.

Contact us at 617.449.7200 for seasonal-specific requests. If you have a large donation, please contact us before delivery so that we may assist you with the drop-off process. If you would like to host your own donation drive, we can help you create signage and other information to help make your drive a success.

Drop off or ship in-kind donations to: Shelter Manager, Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 67 Newbury Street.


Personal Items
Small/medium underwear, bras, sport socks, sanitary & incontinence pads & pull-ups

Travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, tissue packets, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, body wash, mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby/body powder, foot powder, fragrance/scented body lotion, and nail files

Gift Cards for Emergency Needs
CVS, Marshalls, Star Market

We do not accept donations of clothing, shoes, or food.  Here is a list of organizations that will accept clothing and food donations.

Request an In Kind Donation Drive Kit

Below are items we need all year long:

Personal Needs

• Deodorant
• Toothpaste
• Soap
• Shampoo (travel size)
• Conditioner (travel size)
• Lotion
• Lip balm
• Hand & foot warmers
• Sanitary napkins, panty liners, & tampons
• Depends (adult size)
• Denture cleaner & adhesive
• Hand sanitizer
• Hair brushes

Birthday Gifts

• Perfume
• Make-up kits
• Scented lotion

*Please note that we are only accepting new items unless otherwise specified.

• Bras (B & C)
• Underwear
• Ponchos
• Socks (white)
• Winter Boots (gently used and clean acceptable)
• Towels (white)
• Robes (white, XXL sizes)

Resource Center

• Folders
• Day planners
• Holiday cards
• Reading glasses (non-prescription)
• Flash drives
• Notebooks
• Headphones
• Earbuds
• Charging cords

Gift Cards

• Marshalls
• Target
• Boston-area grocery stores