Winter Gear Donations

Between October and March, DESK collects and distributes winter 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.

Winter gear donations can be brought to us at 311 Temple Street (south-side basement entrance); drop-off times are Sunday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm or by appointment.  Questions?  Email us or call (203) 624-6246, ext. 6137.

Want to host a Winter Gear drive?  Learn more here.

Winter Gear List
(While we accept items for all ages and genders, please bear in mind that about 80% of our guests are adult men.)

Winter coats
Boots
Warm socks (new only)
Sweatshirts and Sweaters
Flannel and Other Warm Long-sleeve Shirts
Blankets & Sleeping Bags
Tents
Scarves
Winter hats (stocking caps)
Mittens and Gloves
Hand Warmers
Backpacks and re-usable shopping bags
Men’s & Women’s undergarments (new only)