Choose what you want to collect or items you want to give. Two options to support people currently experiencing homelessness are for our AHOPE Day Center and for people living outside. Options to support people moving from homelessness to their own homes include items for the kitchen, the bathroom, or the bedroom. We can provide you with a Homeward Bound bin that has our logo and some information on it. All of these are a big help and support us to end homelessness in our community.
Decide the length of your Give Items drive. It can go a week, a month, or a season. It can even be ongoing. We can schedule pick-up times or we have a drop-off time on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm each week at our Donation Center at 549 Elk Park Drive Unit 708 Asheville, NC 28804
Start advertising early to make sure everyone knows about the Give Items drive. We will provide you with a flyer that you can adapt. Word-of-mouth, social media, and personal notes are also all great ways to let everyone know about your drive.
The success of a Give Items collection drive includes the number of people who have gained a new awareness of Homeward Bound and issues facing our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We’re happy to schedule a time to come and speak to your group before, during, or after your drive if it’s helpful.
92 cents of every dollar goes directly to end homelessness
A monthly gift allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year, lessening a one-time drain on your resources. Also, recurring gifts help Homeward Bound as we can more accurately predict income in advance, which helps with longer range budgeting and decision-making.
Volunteers help us end homelessness
Come volunteer with us! We offer service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, and schools and youth groups. Volunteers help us end homelessness in our region by helping provide much-needed services to people transitioning into a home.
Contribute to a Cause
Your clean and gently used household items can help others experience the comforts of home. Your donations go directly to women, men, and children moving in to new homes or are used at our Day Center. Donation receipts are available upon request.
News & Updates
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Homeward Bound staff member Erin recently transitioned into a new role as liaison between Buncombe County Library staff and the homeless community accessing the library. The County approached Homeward Bound because they had so many homeless individuals spending time...