Donate Goods + Services

Horizons for Homeless Children relies on the support of the many individuals, corporations, and community groups who donate goods and services.  Donating items frees up financial resources that we can then use directly in our programs. Your generous donations help us provide books, toys, and educational supplies to our three early education centers in the Boston area and over 120 Playspaces in shelters statewide. Horizons provides services to over 2,000 homeless children and their families each week. Thank you for supporting us!

Please note that we can only accept NEW items. We must dispose of items we cannot accept, so please consider this when making your donation. Our programs do not utilize toys and other materials based on commercialized characters or action figures (ex: Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and Frozen, Avengers, Iron Man, or Spider Man). If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us.

Please ship or deliver all donations to:

Edgerley Family Community Children’s Center (click for driving and MBTA directions)
1705 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

For inquiries and to coordinate donation drop-offs, please email
A donation form must accompany all contributions.


  • Used items
  • Stuffed animals
  • Candy
  • Small toys that are a choking hazard
  • Barbie or Bratz dolls
  • Toys with weapons (including foam disks, darts, etc.)
  • Disney characters (Mickey Mouse, Princesses, Frozen, etc.)
  • Military/Action/Superhero figures (Avengers, Iron Man, Spider Man, etc)

What items are needed?
This Amazon Wish List has all the items we are looking to fulfill. Please note that all gifts should be appropriate for children ages 0-6.

Other priority items our families need:
$25 gift cards to Amazon or Target