In-Kind Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating in-kind items to Goddard Riverside. We appreciate your generosity!

Check out the program needs listed below for the specific items we’re seeking. Please note we can only accept brand-new, unused items.

Reach out to us to coordinate the acceptance of your donation so we can determine if your contribution is a good fit for our programs. Following this, a team member will contact you to confirm whether we can accept your donation and guide you through the next steps. 

Generally, Goddard Riverside cannot pick up these items, so they must be delivered to the program directly or must be dropped off or mailed to one of our main buildings: 593 Columbus Avenue (main office), 250 W 65th Street (Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center), or 415 E 93rd Street (Isaacs Center).

Please note we do not accept:

  • Used clothing
  • Used linens
  • Used toys
  • Used office supplies
  • Opened toiletries
  • Furniture
  • Pianos
  • Books in English (Spanish-language books accepted)

Amazon Wishlists

The easiest way to make an in-kind donation is to select something from our Amazon Wishlists. Please follow the links below to make a donation.

Physical Donations

Victoria Sheridan

212-873-6600 x1026

Current In-Kind Needs

Beacon Program

  • 80-100 gift cards to any of the following: Amazon, Target, Dominoes, Chipotle, Visa
  • New laptops (up to 20)
  • New iPads (up to 10)
  • School supplies

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (LSNC) Youth Programs

  • 80-100 gift cards to any of the following:
    • Amazon 
    • Target
    • Mortpn Williams
    • Dominos
    • Chipotle
    • Visa 

Star Learning Center

  • New laptops or Chromebooks (20)
  • 50 cushioned school chairs
  • New school supplies (up to 50 of any item such as notebooks or folders) 
  • Amazon $10 gift cards for prizes (15-20) 
  • Hand truck (1)
  • Supplies for our holiday book giveaways: gift wrap (not specifically for Christmas); gift cards for shipping 
  • Center decorations: holiday/spring/fall decor 
  • Framed book posters (1-5) 
  • Freestanding office partition panels (3-5 depending on size) 

Interested in volunteering as a tutor? Visit our volunteer page to learn more.

Options Center

  • College backpacks (80-100*)
  • Technology (80-100*)
  • Mental health services
  • Essay coaches  

*Annual need: The Option Center usually supports 100 students moving into college annually. Not all will need supplies.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (LSNC) Aging Services

  • New/ used laptops and unlocked new/used iPhones
  • Gift Cards ( any)
  • Warm blankets ( new)
  • Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations
  • Office chairs 
  • Jewelry making supplies
  • New gloves and hats 
  • New/used CDs 

Phelps House Older Adult Residence

  • Books in Spanish in good condition (new or gently used)

TOP Opportunities and Green Keepers

  • Professional clothing for men and women
  • Small gifts for prizes
  • iPads
  • Laptops

Homeless Outreach

  • Individual hand sanitizer for clients 
  • Men’s and women’s underwear 
  • Chapstick with SPF 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste  
  • Reusable water bottles 
  • Dry shampoo 
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant 
  • Visors/hats 
  • Condoms 
  • Tampons 
  • Body wipes 
  • Cell phones/pre-paid cards
  • Disposable hand warmers
  • Emergen-c packets
  • Socks 
  • Winter hats-sweat pants

Baxter Safe Haven

  • Clothing (all seasons) for men and women
  • Toiletries

Capitol Hall

  • Clothing (all seasons)
  • Personal care items
  • Toiletries
  • Non-perishable food items 

The Senate Residence

  • Welcome kits for tenants: linens; cleaning supplies; storage bins; and toiletries.  
  • Clothing (all seasons)
  • Pro-bono professional cleaning services

W140th Residence  

  • Hygiene Care packages  
  • Laundry Detergent  
  • Bed linens
  • Shower Curtains
  • Male and Female Winter Coats  
  • Male and Female Boots  
  • Dishes/ pots/ pans (Starter Kits)   
  • Storage bins or bags
  • Bed linens – Twin size only

Law Project

  • Laptops, tablets, and other tech accessories that make taking notes out on the field easier.
  • Attorneys/law firms that can volunteer their time for pro bono work with the Law Project.

Goddard Resource Center

  • Metro cards
  • Items for 2Gen families with children (gift cards, laptops, school supplies, and books)
  • Piggy banks for children to teach them savings habits