House by the Side of the Road was 50 years old in 2020! We kept our doors open during COVID, by appointment, and served over 3000 adults and children in our 50th year. 


All items at the House, including clothing, linens, and household items are FREE, with no referral needed. We have no paid staff. All donations benefit our clients. Many people think of us as they clean out closets, downsize, or retire. We welcome items in good condition. But we have needs that are best met with monetary donations.

Help us to keep our doors open for another 50 years! Consider helping to support the House by one or more of these:

  • Become a sustaining donor by donating $5 or $10 or more per month
  • Sponsor the cost of our home at 2051 S State Street for a month at $6000
  • Honor someone (birthday, anniversary, return of good health, graduation, wedding...) at $50, $100, $500 or more

​Please complete and submit the donation form to the right. Periodically we thank Church, Corporate, and Institutional donors on our website and Facebook page. Individuals who wish public recognition for their donations should indicate their wish to be on our annual individual donor list in the "comments" section, or in a note included with their check.

Current needs, as of May 11, 2023, are:
·    Pots and pans
  Small household appliances; microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, blenders, and fans
  King, queen, and twin sheets
  King, queen, and twin blankets/comforters
  Towels and washcloths
  Silverware
  Tennis shoes, both men’s and women’s
  Can openers
  Underwear, preferably new, men’s and women’s, small and plus sizes
  Pajamas; men’s and women’s
  Men’s jeans
  Vacuum cleaners

We can not accept large pieces of furniture.

How you can help