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

In-Kind Donations

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 Megan Sweeney, Development & Communications Coordinator, at 617.449.7196 for seasonal-specific requests. If you have a large donation, please contact her before delivery so that we may assist you with the drop-off process. If you would like to host your own donation drive, please contact Megan for signage and other information to help make your drive a success.

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.

Below is a list of our shelter needs. Thank you for your generosity.

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

Clothing – 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) (XL sizes)

Resource Center

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

Gift Cards

• Marshalls
• Boston-area grocery stores