Lend a Hand

Product Donations

We accept donations for our TFS food pantry, our Street Outreach Teams, and our Rapid Rehousing Program. Please see the list of items below!

Drop off is Tuesday/Thursday between 1:00 – 3:00 PM or Fridays 8:00AM – 4:00PM

*Please include your business card or name with your drop off so we can provide you with a tax receipt/ acknowledgement. The front desk will have forms for you to take with you to send back to TFS!

Triangle Family Services Food Pantry

Triangle Family Services runs an in-house food pantry for all program participants to have a bite to eat when they come to the office and take items home if they are facing food insecurity. In a world abundant with resources, many individuals and families grapple with the harsh reality of food insecurity. A food pantry stands as a beacon of hope for those in need, offering more than just sustenance. It provides a lifeline, a promise of nourishment and relief from the burden of uncertainty. Through the generosity of communities, food pantries bridge the gap between scarcity and plenty, offering dignity, choice, and a pathway towards a brighter, more secure future. They are essential in safeguarding the well-being and dignity of our neighbors facing food insecurity. (Non-perishable within expiration food is accepted) Here are some ideas below:

Hygiene Kits

Our Street Outreach teams reach more than 500 individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Please review the list of items below that can be included in a hygiene kit (even better if you can assemble them yourselves – see volunteer opportunities for more information)

Welcome Home Kits

A “Welcome Home Kit” includes essential items to help someone settle into their new living space after experiencing homelessness. You can provide any of these items or prepackage them to be ready to deliver – see volunteer opportunities for more information. If not stated as needing (new) all items can be gently used. Typical items needed are:

If you are unable to pick up any of these items but would like to make a designated donation for our teams to do so – that is also welcome!

Sunshine Library

Support our Sunshine Library and brighten a child’s day! In our programs, children of all ages find comfort in a safe and nurturing environment. They can play, read, and cuddle a stuffed animal while waiting to be seen, easing apprehension. Transitioning fear into joy is our goal, ensuring every child feels welcomed and supported at Triangle Family Services. Your contribution brings smiles and warmth to our little ones’ hearts.

  • Gently used or new books for toddlers to young adults are welcome donations!

 

Volunteering / Host an event

Looking to volunteer? We would love your help! We can utilize individual volunteers or help engage larger group events. Please reach out to Andi Harrington at Aharrington@tfsnc.org and put “volunteer” in the subject line if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • Organizing in-kind/ product donations – as we receive donations, we could always use help in organizing our pantry and drive donations
  • Facilities or beautification maintenance – help plant flowers or clear leaves in our parking lot to keep our facility a safe and welcoming place for our families
  • Event specific support

Host an event:

Have a group looking for a volunteer project? (organization, school, etc) Our team can work with you to host a drive or peer-to-peer or employee giving campaign!

  • Package Welcome Home Kits for our newly rehoused clients
  • Assemble hygiene kits for our street outreach teams to distribute
  • Host a food or clothing or backpack drive

Host a speaker:

  • Invite a member of the TFS team to your lunch and learn, company/civic event
  • Keynote speaker on a topic specific to TFS programming’

Join us at an event!

  • We have signature events and workshops to participate in! See our events page to sign up for one of our events.

 

 

Help us make a difference: Donate or host a fundraising campaign!

  1. One-Time Donation: Click Donate Now to make a quick and easy one-time contribution.
  2. Monthly Giving: Join our monthly giving program Hope Circle: Building Futures Together and provide ongoing support. Go to our Donate Now and set up a recurring donation!
  3. Fundraising Campaigns: Start your own fundraising campaign on our behalf. Host a fundraiser for your birthday party or for a 5k/10k and encourage your friends and family to support!
  4. Employee/Individual Giving Campaigns: Does your organization or church or business engage groups to donate? Work with TFS to create a customized campaign and landing page for your event/campaign. Contact Andi Harrington at aharrington@tfsnc.org for more information!

Other ways to Give:

  1. Mail-In Donations:
    • Send a check or money order to 3937 Western Blvd Raleigh NC 27606
    • Please make checks payable to Triangle Family Services
  2. Gifts of Stock:
    • Consider donating appreciated stocks for potential tax benefits.
    • Contact your broker to initiate the transfer to Triangle Family Services with Fifth Third Bank. Please contact Andi Harrington – Aharrington@tfsnc.org or 919.821.0790 ext 366 to request the TFS Stock Donation Form.
  3. Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs):
    • Recommend a grant to Triangle Family Services through your DAF.
    • Use our EIN (Employer Identification Number): 56-0547491
  4. Corporate Matching:
    • Check if your employer offers a matching gift program.
    • Double the impact of your donation through your employee portal or third party.
  5. Legacy and Planned Giving:
    • Include Triangle Family Services in your will or estate plan.
    • Contact us Aharrington@tfsnc.org for information on creating a lasting impact.

Your generosity fuels our mission. Thank you for making a positive impact!

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.”

Jan Schakowsky