Between April and September, DESK collects and distributes Warm Weather Gear for our Guests who come each night. You can help by dropping off brand new or gently-used items from the list below. Please bring only items that are clean and in good condition.
Warm Weather Gear donations can be brought to us at 311 Temple Street (north-side basement entrance), Monday through Thursday, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, between 12:00 pm 3:00 pm. Questions? Email us or call (203) 624-6246.
Want to host a Warm Weather Gear Drive? Scroll down for more information.
Warm Weather Gear List
(While we accept items for all ages and genders, please bear in mind that about 80% of our Guests are adult men.)
Ankle-length & Boot-length Socks (new only)
Pants (lightweight or sweatpants)
Sweatshirts & Sweaters
Light Jackets, Windbreakers, Rain Coats
Baseball caps & Other Sun-hats
Bar Soap, Deodorant, Other Toiletries
Warm Weather Gear Drive
Are you interested in hosting a Warm Weather Gear Drive for DESK at your office, school, or social club? It’s a great way to provide some direct help and spread the word about the need! We can help by drafting up a flyer (with our needs list) for you. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch. And feel free to use our brochure to share information about who we serve. Questions? Email us or call at (203) 624-6426.