Donate Goods to the HMI Pantry

The pantry at Hetrick-Martin Institute is open to all HMI members and provides everyday essentials like clothing, shoes, ready-to-go meals, and hygiene products. Most young people who come to HMI will access pantry services at some point during their membership, regardless of their initial reason for becoming a member.

Pantry resources (clothes, hygiene products) and services (laundry, shower facilities) are offered everyday that HMI is open. When young people have access to resources that meet their needs, they are one step closer to reaching their full potential.

Donate New Clothes and Hygiene Items

HMI accepts new clothing and new essential items including: underwear, socks, tshirts, and toiletries (please see our complete Online Wish List.) New clothing donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM at 2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor. If you have further questions about making a donation of new  clothing items, please contact Ira Rogers or  212-674-2600 x 251

Order from our online registry, and have items shipped directly to HMI or buy on your own and arrange a drop-off.

Urgent needs, must be donated new:

  • Socks
  • Underwear (all genders)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors

Take-away food items:

  • Cup of noodles, all kinds
  • Chef Boyardee large cups
  • Easy microwave mac and cheese cups
  • Campbell’s (or similar brand) hearty soups, all flavors
  • Shelf-stable pasta meals
  • Any kind of meal that can be made without a kitchen (can be microwaveable)


Donate Business Wear to Support HMI’s Job Readiness Program

Donations of laundered business wear will be accepted by appointment only to support youth engaged in Job Readiness Programming.