Donate Food, Diapers, Clothing, Furniture and More

In addition to financial contributions, there are many other ways you can help.

How to Donate Items

The HomeFront Donation Center is open at 1880 Princeton Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm
  • Saturday, 9am-12pm

Due to space constraints, we are currently only able to accept the specific items listed below. We hope to expand our Donation Center list as circumstances allow!


Current Most Needed Items:

It also may be convenient for you (and works really well for us!) to purchase donations off of our Amazon wishlist.

  • Seasonal items:
    • Baby food (squeezable fruit and yogurt preferred)
    • Children’s Tylenol
    • Infant strollers, new or current car seats
    • Light bulbs for ovens and refrigerators
  • Unopened hygiene and wellness products:
    • Period products (pads and tampons)
    • Shampoo – gender neutral
    • Deodorant – men’s, women’s, or gender neutral
    • Black hair & skin care products
  • New baby items:
    • Powder Enfamil Neuropro and Enfamil Neuropro Gentlease baby formula
    • Baby lotion (8-15 oz.)
    • Diaper rash cream
    • Newborn (0-3 mo.) onesies and sleepers
    • Gripe water
  • New supplies for move-ins:
    • Pots and pans sets
    • Sheets or comforter sets for twin bed
    • Shower curtain set with liner and rings
    • Dish soap
    • Multi-purpose spray cleaner
    • Toaster
    • Toilet bowl cleaner
    • Toilet brush
    • Sponges
    • Scrubbing pads and rags
    • Paper towels
    • Dust pans
    • Broom or Swiffer
    • Mop
    • Oven Mitt
  • Non-perishable food, especially:
    • Unopened packaged spices – salt, pepper, oregano, chili powder, red chili flakes, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, thyme
    • Dry and canned beans (15 oz. cans, 1 lb. bags) – black, kidney, great northern white
    • Pasta (1 lb.)
  • Vehicles in good working order


Donating Furniture (by pre-approval):

Because of space constraints in our warehouse, we are only able to accept furniture by pre-approval. Please understand that many of our families are moving into very small apartments and large pieces of furniture cannot work for their space. Please reach out to with a description of the items, pictures, and dimensions. A member of the HomeFront team will follow up with you within 3 business days. We are in need of items in good condition such as:

  • Twin, full, and queen mattresses, box springs, and metal bed frames
  • Small sofas or loveseats: ideal 55-60”, maximum 75” outer arm to outer arm
  • Small dressers at or close to 3’ wide x 4.5’ tall
  • Small kitchen tables and chairs: round or square at 3’ wide or rectangular tables maximum 5’ long

If furniture fits within what we can accept and we have available space in our warehouse, a member of our team will arrange for you to drop-off your items or arrange a pickup. We ask that you please do not drop-off furniture before contacting us to confirm we can accept it. This critical program means so much to our families, but we have limited funding in place to support it so we request a $40 donation for pickups. This donation is fully tax-deductible and helps keep our truck and the program running!

If you have other questions, please contact 609-989-9417 ext. 127 or

Furniture we cannot accept: Oversized furniture; Entertainment units; Sectional, reclining, or sleep sofas; King size beds, king box springs, and king bedframes; Headboards and footboards; Bookshelves; Office furniture including desks; TVs that are large, more than 50 lbs., and not flat-screen; Outdoor furniture; Glass furniture


We are also accepting:

  • New or gently used Summer clothing and shoes that are clean and ready to wear, in labeled bags or on hangers:
    • Clean adult clothing and shoes
    • Children’s and juniors’ (teen) clothing and shoes
    • Baby and toddler clothing and shoes
    • Accessories such as belts and purses
    • Coats of any size
  • New or gently used linens & housewares that are clean and ready to use:
    • In labeled bags: sheet sets, comforters, towels, blankets
    • Secured in labeled boxes: pots and pans sets, dish and silverware sets, small appliances in good working order with all parts included (especially microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, crock pots)
  • TVs – flat screen 26”-40” with base/legs (not wall-mounted)
  • New or gently used baby items that are clean and have all parts:
    • Strollers, especially infant/car seat combo strollers
    • Car seats within 6 years from the listed manufacture date
    • Pack and plays
    • Highchairs
    • Bassinets
    • Essential supplies such as breastfeeding products, pacifiers, baby bottles & brushes, diaper bags, sippy cups
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, and new or gently used large plastic storage bins with matching lids
  • New art supplies, especially acrylic paint, paint brushes, and canvases
  • Baby formula not listed above

We are currently NOT able to accept:

  • Opened food and hygiene products
  • Cribs
  • Electronics
  • Rugs
  • Books
  • Bikes and trikes
  • Toys
  • CDs/Movies/DVDs
  • Sports equipment
  • Luggage
  • Musical instruments or stereo equipment
  • Home or holiday decorations
  • Knick knacks
  • Office supplies
  • Art and frames

Thank you for trusting HomeFront with your donated items! We partner closely with many of our sister nonprofit agencies to make sure that individuals and families in our community have access to the items they need to live lives with dignity. If we reach our space limitations, we may share your generous donations with these valued community partners who share our goal of breaking the cycle of poverty.

For more information, email or call 609-989-9417 x127.

Thank you for caring!