Monthly Donation Calendar

Interested in making an in-kind donation or hosting a drive at your business, organization, or school? Below are our suggested areas of focus throughout the year, which ensures a balanced supply of our client’s most essential items. For questions, please contact Rachel at rleibowitz@citizensinn.org or 978-531-9775.

January

Exit Basket supplies – help our families exiting shelter to permanent housing by providing household essentials, found here on our Amazon wish list.

February

Diapers – Many low-income families cannot afford enough diapers for their children, leaving their babies and toddlers in the same diaper for a full day. Many of our elderly clients at Haven from Hunger rely on adult diapers due to health issues. Diapers are not covered by SNAP benefits.

March

Bedding and Towels – Families entering our shelters receive new bedding, which includes twin sheets, blankets, and pillows, as well as new towels. This is an important symbol of the respect and dignity with which we treat all of our clients.

April

Cleaning supplies – Help equip our clients with cleaning spray, wipes, scrubbers, dish soap, sanitizer, and other essentials for their spring cleaning.

May

Toiletries – Clients at Haven from Hunger and in our shelters are always in need of shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, lotion, feminine products, and other personal care items.

June

Sunblock & Bug Spray – These expensive summer essentials are always needed by our clients, allowing them to work or play outside without worrying about their skin.

July

Back to School DriveSchool supply list

August

Back to School DriveSchool supply list

September

Diapers… round 2! – This need cannot be overstated and is an essential item throughout the year.

October

Sock-tober – Is there anything better than new socks? For our clients, new socks can mean warmth, dignity, and foot health. Socks in all sizes (baby to adult) are appreciated.

November

Holiday Food – Donate suggested items to help make a clients’ holiday meal a bit brighter. List here!

December

Stocking Stuffers – Amazon Wish List coming soon.

Additional Information

Amazon Wishlist
If you are looking for a tangible way to support Citizens Inn, check out our Exit Basket Wish list on Amazon. You can now purchase Family Exit Baskets for families exiting shelters. Purchase one item on the wish list, multiple items, or the entire basket of items. Items will be shipped directly to our program office (40 Washington St. in Peabody) and then disbursed to clients. Join us in welcoming families into their new homes!
Furniture
Please note, we currently do not accept furniture of any kind. The Furniture Bank, run by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and My Brother’s Keeper are two options to check out for furniture donations. We also do not accept any used bedding (pillows, comforters, sheets).
Gifts of Stock
Interested in making a gift of stock? Donors can deduct the full fair-market value of appreciated securities and pay no capital gains on their transfer to Citizens Inn.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Additionally, donors who meet the age requirements can also transfer assets tax-free from a traditional IRA to support Citizens Inn. Contact your IRA administrator for their QCD distribution form and information on the procedure to make such a gift
Donor Advised Fund Gifts
DAFs can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your giving easier. Below are the details your fund administrator may need:

Legal Name: Citizens Inn, Inc.
Address: 81 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Federal Tax ID Number: 22-2540856

Estate & Life Insurance Gifts
Interested in making a planned gift? Ensure Citizens Inn continues to serve your neighbors in need for many years to come by making a bequest, naming Citizens Inn as a beneficiary of a specific percentage or sum of your estate, property, or life insurance policy.
Contact Ali Haydock at ahaydock@citizensinn.org or 978-531-9775 for more information about learning about all of these ways to give.