Donating To The Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter relies on the generous support of many individuals to provide food, shelter, counseling, skill-building workshops, and creative expression classes to those who are homeless.

Please help us fulfill our mission of being a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, & services to support people to become housed.

If you have any questions, please call the Shelter at 201-656-5069.

Donating Funds

Donate via Text

By texting GIVE to 201-733-4196 on your mobile phone, you’ll be asked to set up an account with and then you can easily text to donate from then on! There are many options available, including recurring donations.

Donate via your Debit/Credit Card

You can send your donation via Network for Good. (Note that Network for Good will deduct a small processing fee).

Donate via your Debit/Credit Card or your PayPal Account

You can also make a donation through PayPal via the button below. You can also set up recurring donations here.

By Mail

Contributions can be sent to:

The Hoboken Shelter
300 Bloomfield Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030


Donation Recognition/Honor Card

If you would like to make a donation on someone’s behalf, you can send in your donation to the shelter and mail this donation recognition/honor card to that someone special:

Hoboken Shelter Donation Card


Corporate Matching Gift

When you make a matching gift, you can double or triple the impact of your contribution!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find out if your employer will match your gift by checking your company’s website or contact your company’s Personnel Manager or Matching Gifts Program Officer. Below is a list of some major corporations that match employee contributions, but there are many more, so make sure you ask!
  2. If your employer matches employee contributions, request a matching gift form, fill it out and send it to The Hoboken Shelter.  You can send the matching gift form in with your donation or at any time thereafter.  This can also be emailed to
  3. We will complete our portion of the matching gift form and return it to your employer.  We can also process it as directed on
  4. The matching funds will be sent directly to us.
  5. Your contribution and your employer’s matching contribution make a big difference in the lives of the homeless.

For more information about Matching Gifts, please contact Moss Allen at 201-656-5069.

Note:  Your employer may also match the time you volunteer with a monetary contribution.  JP Morgan Chase and John Wiley are 2 large employers that do this – check with your Volunteer Programs Office or Personnel Manager.

Corporations that Match Employee Contributions

(not a complete list – check with your employer)

  • AIG
  • American Express
  • Citigroup
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Kraft
  • McGraw-Hill
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Merck
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Pfizer
  • Prudential
  • Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
  • Thomson Financial
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Wachovia
  • Washington Mutual

Bequests – Gifts Made Through Your Will or Living Trust

To make a donation that will impact the lives of the homeless for years to come, you can contribute through a will, trusts, or life insurance gifts.  A bequest may take several forms.  It can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones.  Living trusts are a popular choice because the terms of a living trust, unlike a will, can be put into effect immediately upon your death, bypassing probate and keeping the terms private.  In certain cases of larger estates, a bequest to charity may reduce the value of the estate enough to minimize or eliminate the estate tax.

Here is suggested legal language for including Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc. / The Hoboken Shelter in your will or estate plan:

“I give to Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc. / The Hoboken Shelter, a New Jersey based non-profit with its principal offices at 300 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, NJ, the sum of $___ or ___% of my residual estate to be used for its general purposes.”

Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc. / The Hoboken Shelter Information:

Name:                    Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc. / The Hoboken Shelter
Legal Address:       300 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Federal Tax ID #:   22-3174286
Relationship:          Non-Profit Organization

For more information about including The Hoboken Shelter in your Estate Planning, please contact Jaclyn Cherubini at 201-656-5069 or by email at

Charitable Status

Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc. / The Hoboken Shelter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service.  Therefore, all monetary donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.  Donors receive an acknowledgment that includes a confirmation of their monetary donation for their tax records.

Donating Food, Clothing, and Other Items:

The Hoboken Shelter also welcomes donations of food, clothing, and other itemes to meet the basic needs of our guests. 

General Guidelines:


Men’s Casual Clothing.  SOCKS & UNDERPANTS.

Please NO Women’s Clothing, except for SOCKS & UNDERPANTS.


Donations can be dropped-off

Mondays – Fridays:       9am – 9pm
Saturdays – Sundays:   9am – 9pm

Food Donations:

  1. Coffee
  2. Sugar
  3. Milk
  4. Cereal
  5. Juice
  6. Frozen Meat – especially Turkeys, Hams, Meatballs
  7. Instant Potatoes
  8. Marinara Sauce
  9. Sandwiches – especially Meat-based Sandwiches
  10. Fruit – especially Bananas

Supply Donations:

  1. Paper/Plastic PlatesHot/Cold Cups
  2. Hot/Cold Cups
  3. Napkins
  4. Plastic Utensils
  5. Hand Sanitizer
  6. Laundry Detergent
  7. Garbage Bags – any size
  8. Postage Stamps
  9. Envelopes
  10. Pens

Toiletries Donations:

  1. Soap
  2. Shampoo
  3. Toothbrushes
  4. Toothpaste
  5. Deodorant
  6. Razors
  7. Shaving Cream
  8. Wash Cloths
  9. Underpants
  10. SOCKS

Extra things our Guests would really appreciate:

  • Panera $10 Gift Cards
  • New Umbrellas
  • Flashlights with Batteries
  • Back Packs
  • Dominoes &/or Playing Cards

The Hoboken Shelter maintains a WishList on where you can send items directly to the Shelter. You can also designate The Hoboken Shelter as your Smile charity, and Amazon will donate to us with every purchase you make.

In addition to the support of many individuals, The Hoboken Shelter has been awarded grants or receives support through several county, state, and federal agencies and private organizations.

Grants Awarded:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Emergency Solutions Grant Program & Project Based Vouchers

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – Shelter Support Program Grant

Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services – Social Services for the Homeless