How You Can Help

Boston Share Network is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status. Therefore all of your donations are tax deductible. There are multiple ways to help:

  • Financial donations

  • Tangible donations

Financial Donations

Your financial contributions will be utilized to fill the most urgent needs of the shelters. 
Boston Share Network is a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.  We have two options for making

1.  Write a check to Boston Share Network, complete the donation form here, and mail it to:
Boston Share Network
c/o St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
435 Central Street
Acton, MA 01720-2334 

A receipt for donations received via check will be issued shortly after the donation is received.  If you do not receive a receipt, please contact us.

2. Via PayPal, using the DONATE button at the top right hand side of all of our webpages.  P
lease print and retain the PayPal receipt of your donation for your tax records.  If you want a written acknowledgement of your donation or wish to make your donation in honor or memory of someone, please print the donation form here, and mail it to the address in item 2 below.

Tangible Donations

The shelters in our network serve adults only; therefore we accept only adult-sized clothing.  Neither we nor the shelters have storage space to hold items donated out-of-season, so we ask that your donations be season-appropriate when they are given.  Click here to print the list of items that appears below.

Year-Round Needs


Womenx Underwear, bras, socksVarious
 xxCasual topsS M L
 x Feminine products 
Men x Underwear, undershirts, socks (especially white athletic socks)M L XL
 xxCasual shirtsM L XL
Sample-size toiletries excluding mouthwash
  x xBackpacks, books, current magazines,
knitting needles/crochet hooks, yarn

Spring/Summer Needs:  Please donate in Spring/Summer only



 Women xCasual tops S M L XL
 Men x xCasual shirts  M L XL
 All x xBaseball caps 

Fall/Winter Needs:  Please donate in Fall/Winter only


 Women xx Long-sleeved casual shirts S M L XL
  xx Full-length slacks, jeans S M L XL
  xx Fall and winter jackets S M L XL
  xx Gloves, hats, scarves All sizes
  xx Warm boots All sizes
 Men     xx Long-sleeved casual shirts M L XL
 x x  Full-length slacks, jeans M L XL
 xx Fall and winter jackets M L XL
 xx Gloves, hats, scarves All sizes
 xx Warm boots All sizes

Tangible Donations Receiving Site

St Matthew's United Methodist Church, 435 Central Street, Acton.
Receipts for tangible donations are available at the drop off site.


Donate here using PayPal. Your donation will go towards the most urgent needs of the shelters in the Boston Share Network.

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