Create "Welcome Home Baskets" for families graduating from shelter into apartments. Simply fill a laundry basket with NEW items from the list below and drop it off for our next family moving out!
We collect the following gently used items to donate to families moving into apartments. Please clean them well before you donate!
On a case-by-case basis, we may be able to accept select furniture to help families establish their new apartments. Please fill out the form below if you have any of the following items to donate. Gently used is fine except for the mattresses.
Donating to our Security Deposit Assistance Fund allows your money to go directly to helping a family overcome a HUGE barrier to housing - coming up with money to cover the expense of a security deposit.
Family Promise is the only homeless shelter in Buffalo that offers this benefit to families if we have generous donors who will support the fund. We have found that families that can afford security deposits move out of shelter twice as fast as those who cannot.
If you would like to support, please use the DONATE button below and label your donation as "Security Deposit Fund."
We have a partnership with The Goodness Project, a non-profit that allows us to purchase items for these baskets at 80% off retail value. This helps us to give much more to our graduating families.
To contribute to this, donate to our Welcome Basket Fund now. Specify in the comments section that your donation is for:
"Welcome Basket Fund"
Help our families get started off on the right foot by collecting all the essentials they will need to move into their own apartment. Below is what you would need to fully furnish a family's new apartment - we ask congregations or groups to fulfill the entire list with used or new items and we will link you to a family moving out of shelter. We can provide the U-Haul on moving day! If you are an individual who would like to donate, we can connect you to a congregation who is in the process of fulfilling a wishlist. . .