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.  Questions?  Email us or call (203) 624-6246.

Want to host a Winter Gear drive?  Scroll down for more information.

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
  • Table Clothes (Not exactly winter gear, but we’re always looking for nice table clothes for our rectangular 8-foot tables!)

Winter Gear Drive

Are you interested in hosting a Winter Gear Drive for DESK at your office, school, or social club?  It’s a great way to provide some direct help and spread the word about the need!  We can help by drafting up a flyer (with our needs list) for you.  Just fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.  And feel free to use our brochure to share information about who we serve.  Questions?  Email us or call at (203) 624-6426.

  • For example: "Room 227" or "In the coatroom" or "Ray's Office" or "In the breakroom"