Fundraise &
Give In-Kind

Come together, connect, and make a difference!

Come together, connect, and make a difference!

Donate Goods to Horizons

Each year, thousands of children under the age of 6 are experience homelessness in Massachusetts. You can make a huge difference in the lives of young children this holiday season by purchasing needed toys and educational materials off our Holiday Giving Wishlist. These items will be distributed directly into our partner shelters so that the children living there can have experiences most people take for granted.

Thanks to our in-kind donors, we are able to provide essential early education and opportunities for play to children experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts. We always need diapers size 4, 5, and 6, as well as Play-Doh.

A donation form must accompany all contributions (downloadable print version available here)Please fill out the form prior to mailing or drop-off.

Our office is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Please contact us with any questions, or to schedule a drop-off.


  • 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)
  • Items that are wrapped (items will have to be unwrapped upon arrival)

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).

Host an Event

Share your commitment to Horizons for Homeless Children with your friends and coworkers by hosting a fundraiser at your home, office, or in your community. Some event ideas include:

Host an event with friends and neighbors. Invite friends and neighbors to an event in your home; serve wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening or consider alternatives like Sunday brunch or afternoon tea. Share a story about your relationship with Horizons for Homeless Children and ask for their support.

Create a shopping event. Ask a local toy store or bookstore to partner with you to invite guests to shop and donate a portion of the proceeds to Horizons for Homeless Children.

Get your children involved. Because we serve a unique population, we have specific needs when it comes to donations. While we do not offer volunteering opportunities to children under 16 years of age, we’ve put together this fun list of opportunities to get your children involved in giving back!

Make a company challenge. Set a fundraising goal for your department or company to hit by a certain date. Create a thermometer to measure your progress as you go, then make sure to take a group photo at the end to celebrate your success and team building.

Throw an alternative party. Make your next birthday, holiday, or other celebration an opportunity to educate your friends and family about child homelessness and about Horizons for Homeless Children. You could ask each guest to bring a gift in the form of a monetary donation, which will be used to help homeless children and families across Massachusetts.

Remember, whatever event you choose, you are making a difference in the lives of homeless children and families.
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