Make a Donation

Your tax deductible donation will go to work immediately. Whether it is emergency shelter or stable housing, education or job training, donated funds are used to empower individuals and families in their journey toward economic self-sufficiency.

Now your donation can have an even greater impact. Ralph Bates has offered to match up to $50,000 of the following donations to Wellspring! Make your gift count TWICE by donating today in one of the following ways:

  • New donations matched dollar for dollar!
  • If you’ve given in the past, but not last year, your donation will also be matched.
  • For active donors, any increase above your 2017 donation will be matched.


Send a Check payable to Wellspring House and mail to:

Wellspring House
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Online/Credit Cards

Donations are processed securely using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. Simply “check out” on the next page, select “Don’t Have a PayPal Account?” and follow the instructions using any major credit card.

Gifts of Securities

Stock transfer instructions can be found here. Please email Lisa Robinson at or 978 281-3558 x 302 to let us know you are donating stock.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts to non-profits. Contact your human resources office to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Items Needed for Wellspring’s Shelter

As families are placed in permanent housing, and new families arrive the shelter is always in need of the following items:

  • New pillows
  • New twin-size sheet sets
  • Twin sized comforters
  • New towels
  • Gift cards for guest emergency food and pharmacy needs (Market Basket, Shaw’s, CVS, Walgreens)
  • DVDs (can be Blu-ray or regular) for children of all ages and families
  • Gift cards for groceries and/or transportation services
  • Gift cards and toys for the Holiday Store

To help, please contact Mary Hardwick, Wellspring’s Hospitality Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at (978) 281-3221 ext. 300 or email

Professional Clothing Donations

Wellspring’s “Awesome Closet” offers a selection of gently worn men’s and women’s business attire for our program participants to select from for interviews or new jobs. Participants in our education, job training and homelessness prevention programs, as well as shelter guests are welcome to “shop” for free. It’s a great way to help make a good impression and have something nice to wear until those first few paychecks come in and finances even out.

Our latest “Fall/Winter” collection of professional clothing offers stylish outfits in women’s sizes 2 to 22 and, as well as men’s clothing.

If you have clothing, professional or otherwise, that you would like to donate to Wellspring Participants, please contact Mary Hardwick, Hospitality Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

Donations are accepted Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Wellspring’s transformation into a Holiday Store winter wonderland from Monday, November 26th to Wednesday, December 12th, we will be unable to accept donations of professional clothing during this period.  We appreciate your understanding and generosity.  Please read more below for information on our Awesome Closet program.

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