Donate Goods - Back to Basics

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen a shift in the resources families are looking for. Families are looking for basic essentials for their home, asking for casual clothing, and requesting more books for children. 

What we need now:

  • New or beautiful like-new children's books (chapter, picture, nonfiction and board books)

  • Casual winter clothing: long sleeve shirts, sweaters, pants, coats, vests, boots, gloves

  • Like-new pots and pans

  • Dish sets (everyday dishes, no china)

  • Linens, blankets, comforters (all sizes)

  • Nonperishable food for the Openworld Relief Food Pantry in front of our facility 

  • Personal Care Items: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes 

COVID-19 Donation Guidelines

Due to the COVID-19 numbers on the rise in Albany County, we will be limiting the donations we accept during the months of January and February. 


In order to keep our staff and donors healthy, we will be accepting donations

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10-1:30 pm by appointment only.


To donate goods, please:

  • Call 518-599-5157 to make an appointment.

  • Limit your donations to 4-6 bags per appointment. This allows us to process the donations safely.


  • Leave your bags on the cart outside the front door​. We will remain inside throughout the appointment to allow contact free drop off.

  • Email if you require a receipt for your taxes. Grassroot Givers is a registered 501(c)3, so both monetary donations and donations of in-kind goods are tax deductible. We will happily provide you with a detailed itemized receipt. For tax purposes you will need to fill in the value of your donations. 


We are very grateful to our donors, who have continued to support our work through this ever-changing pandemic.   


Our mission is to make a connection between the needs in our community and those who have resources to share. We are happy to continue to make this connection. If you are one of our partner agencies in need of specific items, please let us know.  We have the best donors!!!!  We really appreciate your support and generosity. 

Facility Address

522 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 84

Delmar NY 12054


(518) 599-5157

Donation Guidelines

Open by appointment- please call ahead!

Grassroot Givers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supporting underserved communities in the Capital District. 
Our EIN is 80-0267317.

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