St. Francis House serves approximately 50 clothing appointments per day (M-F) which is 250 full sets of clothing per week to our guests in need.

In FY18, you helped us provide fresh, full sets of clothing to over 2,300 people!

Please join us in helping by donating clean, practical clothing. Your efforts and generosity are appreciated by the thousands who come to St. Francis House each year for a fresh pair of clothes in times of need.

Please, all items must be clean, in good condition, and (at most) gently used. Click for a full list.

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  • Sturdy footwear: winter boots, walking shoes, sneakers
  • Pants: jeans, slacks, sweats
  • Shirts: long and short sleeve
  • 3X and larger: long & short sleeve shirts, sweaters, and sweats
  • Winter coats & jackets, sweaters & sweatshirts
  • Winter hats and gloves
  • NEW ONLY socks, underwear and undershirts (in original packaging)

We cannot accept the following:

  • NO children’s items
  • NO household items, including linens, kitchen items, or furniture
  • NO used socks/underwear/ undergarments or sleepwear
  • NO damaged or discolored items
  • NO food

Organizing a collection drive for us is a great way for your social, civic, church, or business group to serve a very worthy cause. Make us part of a giving-back day for your professional organization, civic or neighborhood group, your scout troop or youth sports team. Be creative! Our staff is here to help with any information or guidance you may need. Your efforts and generosity are appreciated by the thousands who come to St. Francis House each year for a fresh pair of clothes in times of need.

How to get started?

  • Identify an item to collect, a drop-off location, and collection box
  • Clarify and publicize the timeframe and location of collection drive
  • Spread the word on social media and through your networks
  • Sort incoming donations
  • Deliver your donations (for over 40 bags we may be able to schedule a delivery)
  • Share your success story with us and others on your social networks

How to proceed?

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A DRIVE, please contact Frank Bonilla, our clothing program supervisor at fbonilla@stfrancishouse.org. He will gather some details about your organization, the timing of your drive, and other needed information.

We are open seven days a week 7AM-3PM. After 3PM ring the doorbell for front desk security staff to accept your contribution.

Contact Clothing Department fbonilla@stfrancishouse.org.

Your donation may be mailed or dropped off at:

St. Francis House Clothing Department
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116