Get Involved

Who Can Donate?

Just about anyone can donate to help Homeless Bus. The following groups or individuals are encouraged to hold drives, collections and fundraisers to help us:

  • Individuals
  • Families and friends
  • Civic Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Small Businesses
  • Corporations 

Donate Time

Due to liability issues, we are unable to permit people to ride on the bus with us, but here are some other ways you can donate your time:

  • Pick up and deliver donations
  • Help us prepare food packages (call us to find out when we need help)
  • Follow the Homeless Bus into the city in your own car to get the experience!

Become A Supporter

Are you a business owner looking for the next right move? Become a sponsor and get your name on our Facebook and website. Build your relationship with the community.

Contact Us

Supporter’s Page

Items To Donate

• Non-Perishables Food Items: 
- Nissin Cup Noodle soup (any variety)
- Maruchan Instant Lunch (any  variety)
  Please NO bags of ramen noodles needed
- Hot  chocolate packets
- Bottled water & juice boxes
- Gatorade
- Peanut butter “to go” cups
- Individually packaged: applesauce, fruit cups,
  pudding, cakes, cookies, peanuts & snacks

• Travel/Personal Size Toiletry Items: 
- hand sanitizer or wipes
- hand lotion
- shampoo
- soap
- deodorant
- toothpaste & toothbrush
- mouthwash
- Chapstick, cough drops, razors

• New Men’s Accessories:
- socks
- gloves
- scarves
- hats

• Other:
- Backpacks
- Paper coffee cups (not Styrofoam)
- Plastic spoons
- Napkins

• Homemade Items/Perishables: 
If you're interested in donating perishable food items, please contact us to discuss what we need and to schedule delivery of these items, as they must be fresh.

Meet with your friends, groups and/or organizations to provide homebaked desserts or sandwiches. Items should be individually wrapped for easy distribution and made on Friday or Saturday only, so that these items will stay fresh for the Saturday night drop-off. 

- Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches
- Homemade Cookies/Brownies
- Bananas/Oranges
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- String Cheese

Download Items to Donate Flyer


Chocolate Pretzel Fundraiser

We raise money year round by selling gourmet chocolate covered pretzels, customized for any holiday or event. During a recent holiday season, thanks to our pretzel sales, we were able to purchase 180 fleece blankets, which we distributed to our friends on the street as holiday presents. If you are interested in placing an order, please email us at 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our cause.

Chocolate Pretzel Photos  

Make A Monetary Donation

We are very fortunate to get a generous amount of food donations; however, there are some weeks when we are low on food inventory, so monetary donations are extremely helpful and appreciated. These donations will go towards basic operating expenses, as well as towards purchasing additional food items.

As a New Jersey registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible.

Tax ID number: #27-3793687