is key to Homeward Bound’s 92% housing success rate.

Welcome Home Donation Center

The Welcome Home Donation Center is Homeward Bound’s facility where furniture and household goods are collected from the community and distributed to individuals and families who are moving out of homelessness and into housing.

Donation bins are available 24/7, or visit us during business hours, Monday– Friday from 9 am to Noon at 205 Elk Park Drive, Woodfin, NC 28804.

For furniture pick-ups, call (828) 412-5322.

Why Donate?

Most people who are homeless have few or no belongings or furnishings, so when we move individuals and families into their homes, we provide a house full of clean, gently- used furniture and household items donated by our community.

Our goal is for every client to move into a comfortably furnished home.

Be the Key

You can get involved by…

Ordering Amazon Wish List Items

Items purchased from our list directly benefit folks experiencing homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County. Homeward Bound’s AHOPE Day Center provides showers, fresh socks and underwear, coffee, mail services, and assistance from case managers to help find permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness. Our Welcome Home Donation Center provides household items to individuals transitioning out of homelessness into housing. Shop for wishlist items here. Download the wishlist here.

Donating New or Gently-Used Items

We use your new and gently-used items to furnish new homes for our clients moving out of homelessness. We can schedule a pick-up for large items. All donations are tax deducible and we are happy to provide a donation receipt. Drop-off bins are available in front of the donation center, located at:

205 Elk Park Drive | Woodfin, NC 28804

Schedule a pick-up by calling (828) 412-5322, or fill out this form.

Click here for a list of needed items.

Organizing a Donation Drive

Organize a donation drive to collect items in need at your business, faith community, school or community center.

Email or click here to get started with a donation drive. 

Volunteering at the Donation Center

The Welcome Home Donation Center collects furniture and household goods donated from community members and distributes them to individuals and families moving from homelessness to housing. Volunteers at the Donation Center help us organize, sort and pack household items. You can also help us by:

  • Sponsoring a Move-In Box including toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other household goods for $250.
  • Sponsoring a Housewarming by collecting items from our clients’ wish lists to directly enhance someone’s life. Donate wish list items here.