Going shopping for new school clothes is a right of passage for many kids, but homeless youth don’t often have this opportunity. Our Great Friend to Kids Fund Drive provides *NEW* sneakers and clothes to homeless youth living with Hudson River Housing.

You can help! We are seeking monetary contributions and donations of gift cards to take kids shopping with their caregivers to pick out their own first day of school outfit. You can sponsor new clothes and shoes for one homeless child with a $75 donation. We're hoping to raise $5,250 before the end of August, enough to help 70 kids, the average number of homeless youth we currently have living with us. Every gift makes a difference - contributions of any amount are welcome! Every year, Hudson River Housing helps over 250 homeless kids, providing them with shelter, nutritious meals, counseling and support. 

Donations of gift cards in any amount are also encouraged. Local retailers such as Target, Burlington, JCPenney, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, & Famous Footwear are preferred.

Don't want to donate online or are looking to contribute a gift card? Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at Hudson River Housing at 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

In 2018, Hudson River Housing was the recipient of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Great Friend to Kids Award, inspiring us to establish our Great Friend to Kids Fund Drive. We’re proud to work with other local organizations like the Children’s Museum to make the lives of all kids in the Hudson Valley a little brighter.


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Great Friend to Kids Annual Fund Drive

by Hudson River Housing


Going shopping for new school clothes is a right of passage for many kids, but homeless youth don’t often have this opportunity. Our Great Friend to Kids Fund Drive provides *NEW* sneakers and clothes to homeless youth living with Hudson River Housing.

You can help! We are seeking monetary contributions and donations of gift cards to take kids shopping with their caregivers to pick out their own first day of school outfit. You can sponsor new clothes and shoes for one homeless child with a $75 donation. We're hoping to raise $5,250 before the end of August, enough to help 70 kids, the average number of homeless youth we currently have living with us. Every gift makes a difference - contributions of any amount are welcome! Every year, Hudson River Housing helps over 250 homeless kids, providing them with shelter, nutritious meals, counseling and support. 

Donations of gift cards in any amount are also encouraged. Local retailers such as Target, Burlington, JCPenney, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, & Famous Footwear are preferred.

Don't want to donate online or are looking to contribute a gift card? Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at Hudson River Housing at 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

In 2018, Hudson River Housing was the recipient of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Great Friend to Kids Award, inspiring us to establish our Great Friend to Kids Fund Drive. We’re proud to work with other local organizations like the Children’s Museum to make the lives of all kids in the Hudson Valley a little brighter.