Ways to Give

WISH LIST - Our Current Needs


Donations of goods are a great way to help Mercy provide basic everyday items to those in need.


We are always in need of the following items:

  • Food
    Non-perishable food (canned vegetables, beans, rice, soup, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, baby food, baby formula, tuna etc...)
  • Toiletries (Full size or Trial Size)
    Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, deodorant, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, hairbrushes and combs.
  • Clothing (We can only accept NEW)
    Coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, T-shirts, sweatpants and shirt for both men and women, socks, underwear for both men and women.
  • Household Items
    Landry detergent, large laundry bags, plastic travel containers for soap, new towels, twin sheets, blankets, and pillows.
  • Gift Cards
    Grocery stores, Subway, Cost Cutters, Wal-Mart. Target, gas cards, bus passes/tokens
  • Seasonal Household items
    Fans, air conditioners.

Mercy's "WISH LIST"  is now available on Now, you can make a donation of food, toiletries, clothing and blankets without leaving your home. Visit our "Wish List" on, place an order and your donation will be shipped directly to Mercy Housing and Shelter.> Click Here


Please contact us if you have household items(dishes, pots & pans, silverware, glasses) or small appliances(microwave, toaster) to donate, we can only accept these items if we can quickly match them up with our clients.

For more information, or to make arrangements to drop off your donation, please call 860-808-2048 or email Alice Menald at to coordinate.







Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation
Administrative Office :  221 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106  Phone: (860) 808-2048
Development and Supportive Services:  211 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114  Phone:  860-808-2040

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