Winter Gear Donations

Between November 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 (north-side basement entrance), Monday through Thursday, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, between 11:00 am 3:00 pm.

If you would like to coordinate a winter gear drive or make a large donation of winter gear, please contact us beforehand.

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