Austin Humanists at Work is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  EIN: 81-3098463

If you would like to donate via PayPal, please use the following link:

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giveaway_binsWe hear “I appreciate you coming down here” and “This is such a blessing!” a lot.


We need ongoing, tangible donations to make a difference in our community.


**CLICK HERE for current collection drive information:  The Warmth Drive, runs October 2019 through February 2020**

What do you need the most right now?
 Please visit our What Do We Need page for a list of what we need (and don’t need) immediately for the next giveaway. Below is a list of everything that we do and do not accept

Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes! We received our 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS in November of 2017.

Do I have to be secular, atheist, agnostic, etc. to donate? No! When you donate, we don’t ask what your beliefs are or aren’t. We’re just happy to relieve you of items that you don’t need and put them directly into the hands of people who can immediately use them.

Where can I drop off my donation?
Meet us at a giveaway to drop off donations at our intake tent. 

If you can’t make it to a giveaway, reach out to for a list of places you can drop off a donation.  

Can someone pick up my donation? Yes, especially if it is sizeable! Please email, or use the Donation Pick Up Requests email form at the bottom of this page. We will put you in contact with the nearest volunteer, and you can make pick up arrangements that work with both of your schedules.

Do you accept mailed in donations?
Yes! Please email us for our mailing address:

If you prefer to purchase items to donate, please see our Amazon Wish List. Your donation will be shipped directly to us. Helpful hint:  If you click Filter & Sort, then Priority, the list will match our traffic light shopping guide: High Priority = Green Light, Medium Priority = Yellow Light, and Low Priority = Red Light.


Items That We Accept
Check your closets and cabinets for any of the items below:

  • Unused, travel size* toiletries & personal care supplies: Shampoo, conditioner, soap (bars or body wash), lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss or floss picks, lip balm, razors, portable first aid kits, tissue packs, feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons, pantiliners), 2-ply toilet paper, antiperspirant/deodorant, combs, brushes, hair elastics, hand sanitizer, body wipes, emergency blankets, sunscreen, insect repellent, hand warmers, etc.
    *Travel size only, please. Standard sizes are simply too big for most people when space is limited to a backpack.
  • Accessories: Underwear, bras, socks, reusable water bottles, umbrellas, gloves, hats, wallets, ponchos, washcloths, towels, etc. 
  • Bags & other living gear: New or gently used duffel bags and backpacks, reusable bags, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, small tents, pillowcases, blankets
  • Reading & writing materials: Paperback books (any genre), magazines (remove personal address labels), blank journals, pens, markers
  • Non-perishable snacks: Small boxes of raisins, granola bars, protein bars, bags of peanuts, etc.
    *For safety reasons, we ask that all snacks be individually packaged.
  • Shoes: Boots & tennis shoes are very popular!

An Important Request: Because we have separate bins for each type of item, it is extremely helpful if you sort the items before a volunteer picks them up (shampoo, conditioner, lotion … ).

Things we CAN’T accept:

  • clothing (adult or children’s)
  • toys
  • furniture
  • medicine (prescription or over the counter)
  • appliances
  • home décor
  • perishable food items

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