How You Can Help

Volunteers Are So Important

Homeless Solutions was founded by volunteers, and 30 years later, volunteers are still the backbone of our organization. Without the assistance we receive from our dedicated volunteers, we would not be able to provide our guests with the wide range of services we do. Some of the ways these generous people give of themselves include:

  • Preparing dinner – every night of the year. In 2014, volunteers prepared and served over 23,000 dinners to our guests at the shelter.
  • Preparing lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, every weekend.
  • Donating paper products, holiday gifts, cleaning supplies, and other much needed items.
  • Sharing time and knowledge – teaching workshops on reading comprehension, budgeting, and stress management.
  • Hosting Game Time for our youngest guests – reading stories, playing games, and doing arts and crafts.
  • Providing babysitting at our Shelter and Transitional Housing facility while parents attend workshops.

Our volunteers come to us from schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, social groups – and, of course, some are families and groups of friends, eager to help. Everyone is an invaluable asset, and we are so very appreciative of their assistance and commitment. These are people who truly make a difference! If you would like to become an HSI volunteer, visit our volunteer opportunities page. And tell a friend!

If you have additional questions, please contact Tamala Reynolds at tamalareynolds@homelesssolutions.org.

View Volunteer Opportunities

How You Can Give a Hand Up – Make a Donation

Besides making a one-time donation, we have many options that supporters can use to give a hand up to those looking to rebuild their lives.

Schedule Your Giving

To make an even bigger impact, on the recurring gift donation form, you may authorize regular monthly donations via your credit card. Scheduled commitments provide reliable funding for all of our programs, while you can spread your charitable giving out over the entire year.

Make a Recurring Gift

Give In Honor or In Memory

Celebrate special events or the memory of special people in your life by making an honorary or memorial gift. We will send an acknowledgement to the honoree or to the family of the memorial tribute.

Make a Memorial Gift

Workplace Giving

You can also contribute by designating contributions through United Way or other workplace giving programs. If you give in any way other than directly to Homeless Solutions, Inc., let us know about your gift by contacting Tanya Reyes-Storey at 973 993-0900, x22 or tanyareyes-storey@homelesssolutions.org so that we may say “Thank You” and keep you informed about our work.

In many cases, an employer will match your charitable donation. However, it is up to you to initiate the process. Please ask your Human Resources department about Matching Gifts.

Make a Gift of Stock

By transferring appreciated stock or securities to Homeless Solutions, Inc., you may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to full fair market value of the stock, avoiding the capital gains tax on the stock’s increased value. Contact Stephanie Cicale, Chief Development Officer at 973 993-0900 x20 or e-mail us for more information at stephaniecicale@homelesssolutions.org.

Make a Gift Through Your Estate

Including Homeless Solutions, Inc. in your will, giving a gift of life insurance or making any other planned gift, enables HSI to plan for innovative long term affordable housing development. Making a planned gift entitles you to membership in our Legacy Society. To alert us about your planned gift or to ask questions, call Stephanie Cicale at 973 993-0900, x20, or email stephaniecicale@homelesssolutions.org. We recommend that you consult your attorney or tax advisor about how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation.

Donate a Car

If you have a vehicle you would like to donate, we have a simple process, and your donation will be tax deductible. Your donation can help us provide shelter, services and supportive housing to those in need.