Shelter Wish List

The ATASK emergency shelter is in need of donations. Many of our residents enter our shelter with very few personal belongings, and we would like your help in welcoming new residents to our shelter with clean linens and bathroom supplies. We rely heavily on the generosity of donors to contribute furniture, clothing, and other household items to our shelter. The staff and residents at the shelter would greatly appreciate any donations of the following items:

Winter Clothing (for women, girls, and boys - new preferred, gently used ok)

  • waterproof boots, rain boots, snow boots
  • snow pants
  • raincoats

Baby Supplies (new only)

  • diapers (all sizes)
  • baby wipes

Furniture and Appliances (gently used ok)

  • baby play-pens
  • tables
  • office desk
  • dining table and chairs
  • fridge (mini-fridge 20"x32"x22" and standard sized refrigerator)
  • dresser, bookshelves, cabinets, furniture for storage
  • storage bins, plastic bins
  • cookware
  • dining ware
  • desktop computers
  • laptop computers
  • patio furniture
  • floor and desk lamps
  • light bulbs (daylight)
  • vacuum cleaners
  • toiletries and household supplies (new only)
  • bath soap
  • shampoo
  • feminine products
  • conditioner
  • body wash
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • mops, brooms, dust bins
  • children’s art and crafts supplies
  • crayons
  • coloring books

Below are some projects that we are raising to upgrade our Shelter for children and families. You monetary contribution is greatly appreciated!

  • children’s playground
  • children’s library (books and computers)
  • security system upgrade
  • wall paint and brushes
  • new bedroom doors
  • new cabinets
  • new flooring
  • gardening supplies
  • decor and paintings (We are trying create a welcoming and warming communal living environment.)
  • gifts cards for clients to purchase supplies when transitioning to permanent housing

If you can help, please contact the shelter co-manager of Operations, Perrie Mo, at (617) 338-2356 x222 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you would like to make a monetary donation, please visit our donations page.  You can also visit the ATASK Amazon Wishlist to purchase items to be shipped directly to ATASK.