How you can help

Our most pressing current needs are:

Winter gloves for men, women, & children
Pots and pans
Men’s and women's tennis shoes
Small household appliances – microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, blenders, fans
Can openers
Pajamas – all sizes men, women and children
Men’s jeans
Men’s and children’s winter coats
King, queen, and twin sheets
King, queen, and twin blankets/comforters
Towels and wash cloths
Cleaning items – vacuum cleaners, mops, etc.

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. 


As always, our 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 the House for a month at $5000
  • 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, donors will be thanked publicly on the website and Facebook page; if you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate so in the "comments" section.