How you can help

COVID-19 Donation & Volunteer Needs

Our emergency food needs have increased dramatically.

Support our efforts to feed 400+ homeless and housing insecure with donations:

● Breakfast foods like bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt or individual containers of milk

● Lunch foods like sandwich fixings, cheese sticks, dessert items, and individual juice or milk Help feed our 100+ emergency shelter guests.

● Prepare and deliver dinner meals for up to 110 individuals

● Donations of $250 allow us to purchase a meal from local purveyors to serve our guests Help keep our pantries stocked.

● Donations of nonperishable and fresh foods help our 600+ low-income tenants continue feeding their families.

Volunteer to prepare bagged meals:

Join our kitchen teams (no direct contact with the public) to turn donations into individual meals and care packages for homeless individuals and families sheltering in place at our residential facilities. We need to keep our frontline community responders operating at full capacity. We are in continuous need of personal protective equipment, including face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. If you can help with any of the above needs, contact

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Evening at Home 2020

Evening at Home was our annual spring fundraiser for 2020. With the support of our community we were able to raise funds to sustain the critical operations of Hudson River Housing and strengthen services for the homeless and low-income community members facing hardship due to the pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis is shining a light on just how critical safe and stable housing is – and how many people don’t have access to it.

These are uncertain times for all of us and your support will be needed for months to come. Please join us in our efforts to support the most vulnerable members of our community by making a donation to our Emergency Response Fund at

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To learn more about our organization’s response to COVID-19, please enjoy our Evening at Home 2020 video, available on our YouTube channel, and subscribe for more glances behind the scenes of our work!

Watch Evening at Home 2020

Our Wish List

Our shelter and transitional housing programs are in frequent need of the following supplies.
Please contact us for information on how to make a donation.

  • Toilet paper
  • Dish detergent
  • Baby formula & diapers
  • New socks (all sizes)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Foil & plastic wrap
  • Ketchup & mustard
  • Salad dressing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sugar & syrup
  • Canned goods
  • Coffee & large filters
  • Backpacks
  • School supplies
  • Pillow cases
  • Mattress covers
  • Laundry detergent & bleach
  • Towels
  • Mops & brooms
  • Paper towels
  • Wash clothes
  • Blankets
  • First-Aid supplies
  • Sample-size soap bars
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Shaving cream & razors
  • Lip balm
  • Spray deodorant
  • Breakfast cereal (variety packs)
  • Toothpaste
  • Sample-size shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shower curtain liners and rings
  • Spring planting items (seeds, mulch, etc.)

More Ways You Can Help

Become an Annual Sponsor

We invite you to become a part of the difference Hudson River Housing is making in our community each day by becoming an Annual Sponsor. Annual Sponsorships offer prominent, year-long recognition and benefits. Becoming an Annual Sponsor will place you at the forefront of Hudson River Housing’s community of supporters.

Become a Sponsor

Hold a Fundraiser

Holding a fundraiser for Hudson River Housing is a great way to support our vital community programs. We work with many groups who organize events of all sizes, from volleyball tournaments, to antique car shows, to family holiday gatherings – and everything in between! We can help you identify a goal, provide brochures other information, and send a representative from Hudson River Housing to attend. Contact us with your ideas.

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Go Green, Save Green and Support Hudson River Housing

We’re proud to partner with Viridian Energy, a socially responsible retail energy company that supplies competitively priced green energy in our area. When you sign up as a Viridian customer, you can save money over time on the supply portion of your energy bill and do your part to help the environment by choosing greener energy. And, its one of the easiest ways to support our organization without even thinking about it. Every month you pay your energy bill as a Viridian customer, we receive income based on your energy usage. It’s that simple, and it takes only minutes to sign up, with no long term commitment.

Learn More and Sign Up

In-Kind Donations

We welcome donations from individuals. Also, schools and churches often hold drives to collect these items. If you are interested in having our staff speak with you about how to do this, please contact us.
Donations of gift cards to local grocery stores, Kmart, Target, and other similar stores are also an excellent donation. Cards are distributed by staff to in need of basic items, mothers who need diapers, parents who need holiday gifts for their children, and other similar uses.
We also welcome other donations – please contact us to find out if we are in need of a particular item you would like to donate!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers run supply drives, assist with meal preparation in our kitchens, help at special events, and perform many other tasks throughout the year. We have different activities to accommodate individuals, groups, and people of all ages and abilities. Thanks to a partnership with Marist College, Hudson River Housing volunteers may be eligible for special tuition discounts. View PDF with more information.

We use to post our current volunteer activities. Please visit Volunteer Match to get started volunteering with Hudson River Housing today!

All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application before being scheduled for a shift.

Download and print an application:
Complete the Individual Volunteer Application online

Complete the Group (5+) Application online

Internship Opportunities

Interns work one-on-one with our staff, gaining an in-depth understanding of our clients, services, and community. Internships are available throughout the year. Interns must be enrolled in an accredited academic program and be receiving some form of academic credit for their experience.

Some internship positions are posted, but others may develop based on proposals from students.

If you are interested in an internship with Hudson River Housing please email our Human Resources Department at Please include:

  • Name and contact information
  • Academic Institution name and contact information for service learning or course credit
  • Resume
  • Description of your interests or current area of study
  • Beginning and end dates of the internship
  • Number of hours per week you are seeking to intern
  • Weekly availability (days and times) for the internship, if known

Employment Opportunities

For more information on current employment openings, please visit our careers page.

Current Openings