Donate Today to Change Lives

Help us make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in the Greater Hartford region.

How to Contribute

Make a Monetary Donation

Your financial support helps Mercy Housing and Shelter to continue to do the important work needed to serve our community and goes to work immediately to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We greatly appreciate your donations of any size. You can donate online by clicking the secure link highlighted in yellow. 

Checks and cash can be dropped off or mailed to our administrative office in Hartford. Please make check payable to Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation and mail to:

Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation
221 Main Street, 4
th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106

Thank you for choosing to make a difference!

You shop. iGive donates.

It only takes a minute to register as a shopper on and choose Mercy Housing and Shelter as your Cause of choice. Every time you shop online with any of’s 1,900 stores, 3% – 5% of your sales will be donated to the charity of your choice.  It’s a great way to shop and an easy way to make a difference in the lives of those whom we serve at Mercy Housing and Shelter.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

Honor and memorial gifts are a thoughtful and caring way to honor or remember your loved one and at the same time, help others. Recipients or their family members will be notified of your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match an employee’s gift to charitable organizations. In addition, some provide donations to the organization where their employees volunteer. Please contact your human resource department for more information and forms.

Monthly Donations

A monthly donation makes it easy to support Mercy Housing and Shelter throughout the year and conveniently spread more impactful gift over time. You can set up an easy, recurring donation.

Participate in Birdies for Charity

Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation is a partner with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program. Birdies for Charity is a giving platform where nonprofits simply solicit donations and receive a 15 percent bonus on every dollar raised, thanks to Webster Bank. Tap into the excitement of Connecticut’s only PGA Tour event and help My Sisters’ Place receive extra funds!

Host an Event in Your Home

Gather a group of family and friends at your house to fundraise for Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation.  Contact Annette Scheidecker, Director of Development at or at 860-808-2044 for more information. 

In-Kind Donations

Please email Leah Reyes, Donations and Volunteer Coordinator, if you wish to make an in-kind donation. We are grateful for your generosity!

There are different ways to help Mercy Housing and Shelter provide for the many needs of our clients. A drive can be held in-person or by setting up an Amazon wish-list for specific items such as toiletries, non-perishable food, new t-shirts and socks, etc. This is a great idea for school, neighborhood or work groups. Or, you can purchase items directly from Mercy Housing’s wish-list on Amazon here.

All items are then directly shipped to Mercy Housing and Shelter. Please be sure to include your name so that we can acknowledge you!if 

Gifts of Stocks, Securities, Real Estate, Bequests, and Other Gifts

Gifts of stock or securities, or bequests or other planned gifts are important to Mercy Housing and Shelter because they are usually large gifts that are oftentimes not restricted and enable us to do our work and fulfill our mission.   If you are considering this type of gift to Mercy Housing and Shelter, please consult with your estate planning attorney and then feel free to discuss your intent with us. You can reach Annette Scheidecker, Director of Development at 860-808-2044 or

Mobile Donations

Share this QR Code to facilitate speedy mobile phone donations:

United Way Designation

Designate your United Way gift to Mercy. Please reference Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation and code 5329 when filling out your United Way pledge form.


Mercy accepts gifts of appreciated securities as a charitable donation. Consult with your attorney or financial advisor for more details on the benefits of this type of donation.

Organize a Fund Drive

Work with your friends, neighbors, co-workers or faith and community groups by conducting a fund drive or collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries.

Donate a Vehicle

You can turn your unwanted vehicle into a tax deductible contribution to Mercy. Donate your vehicle online at or call 1-877-CARS-4-US (227-7487).

Your donations make it possible for Mercy to continue to provide basic needs and services to individuals and families to make the transition from homelessness to having a permanent home. 

221 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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