The Welcome Home Donation Center

Give Items

We are so grateful to our community for their generosity and willingness to part with furniture and household item to help others experience the comforts of home. 

Please know that all In-Kind donations go directly to those in need. Respecting the dignity of those in need, we distribute only items that are clean, in good condition and are ready to go to a new home.

Welcome Home Donation Center

Organize a Donation Drive

We end homelessness by moving people into their own housing and providing the support they need to stay in their home. You can collect needed goods at home, business, faith community or your community center. Email Ashley Campbell to get started:

Give items to the
Welcome Home Donation Center

Give your clean and gently-used furniture and household items to the Welcome Home Center so we can help others experience the comforts of home. Your donations go directly to women, men, and children moving into new homes or are used at our Day Center. Donation receipts are available upon request. We make it easy to give items.

To schedule a pickup to give items such as larger furniture, please call the Donation Center at 828.412.5322. You can drop off smaller furniture and household items like dishware, linens, lamps, etc.


Monday, Thursday and Friday’s from 10:00 – 2:00

Closed Tuesdays
Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00

Give items at our Donation Center, located at 205 Elk Park Drive, Woodfin, NC 28804. If these times don’t work for you to drop off items, please call  to schedule another time at 828.412.5322. Housewarmings and Donation Drives are also great ways for your business, family, faith community, or group to make a difference in the lives of people moving out of homelessness.



Organize a Housewarming Event

Hold a housewarming by selecting one or more clients and help them feel more at home by providing household or hobby items. These gifts provide a sense of comfort and self-care. After, you’ll receive a letter describing the impact your gifts had on enriching their quality of life.   Contact Ashley for more information: or 828.777.1886.

Step 1: Theme

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.

Step 2: Timing

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

Step 3: Publicize

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.

Step 4: Inform

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.

Step 5: Celebrate!

It’s time to celebrate for a job well done! Thank you for doing your part to end homelessness in our community. If you want to go further, why not get a small group together and take our See the Hope Tour. We would love to have you!

Donate Today

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

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.


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