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!

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.

Support our Holiday Wish Program

You can make the holidays magical for the men, women and children served by Mercy Housing and Shelter! Your donation of $25.00 or more provides a participant we serve with a gift card to a store of their choice. These gift cards often help them with basic needs, such as clothing, groceries or gas.

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. 

Donated Items

*Thanks to your wonderful and generous outpouring of support, we are currently at capacity and cannot accept any unsolicited donations at this time. 

If you would like to support our organization through a physical donation, please use our wish list to purchase items our individuals and families need on a regular basis. 

We are so grateful for your generosity.

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:

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.

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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