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