In-Kind Donations

There are many ways to donate items throughout the year to Independence House.

In addition to the in-house food pantry located at the Hyannis office, in-kind donations are always welcome.  Independence House distributes all in-kind donations to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children who are current clients.


  • beauty products and toiletries
  • feminine products
  • seasonal items
  • specialty items
  • gift cards for supermarkets, retail outlets, gas stations

Beginning mid-late summer, Independence House holds an annual back-pack/back-to-school drive.  Items requested are new backpacks and new boxed school supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, paper, binders, notebooks, erasers, pencil holders, lunch boxes, high-school aged calculators, dividers, folders, etc.

In late fall, our Holiday Giving Program commences to ensure client families are able to enjoy the holidays with their children. Donations are accepted such as new toys, gift cards, and holiday items.  Monetary donations are also accepted towards holiday giving.

We are unable to accept USED clothing or USED toys.
Planet Aid supports Independence House with your donated used clothing and shoes.  Drop off your used items in the Planet Aid bin located at the Mobil Station in Hyannis on Route 132 (next to Marylou’s Coffee). Your donated items generate dollars that support Independence House and its food pantry.

Specific needs change throughout the year.  We suggest you subscribe to our e-newsletter, or like our facebook page for regular updates.

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