Donate to the Bangor Area Shelter

Donations can be dropped off at 263 Main Street. Parking is available next to our building. Please come to the front door, knock, and let staff know you are looking to donate. We will be happy to direct you. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting winter clothing donations.  We would be happy to accept your donation of lightweight/summer clothing.  Due to health regulations we are unable to accept donations of used bedding, socks or underwear. 


Money:
In order for our doors to remain open it takes money. The money you donate is put to good use and even the smallest amount makes a difference. Donating money to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is a great way to show your support, especially if you don't have the luxury of time to donate. If you would like to make an online donation to the Bangor Area Shelter, click the PayPal button below.

 
Food:

Food donations go a long way—everything from leftovers from an event to canned goods.

On October 1, 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. This law makes it easier to donate. Here’s how:

  • It protects donors from liability when donating to a non-profit organization.
  • It protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the needy recipient.
  • It standardizes donor liability exposure. Donors and their legal counsel no longer have to investigate liability laws in 50 states.
  • It sets a liability floor of “gross negligence” or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products.
  • Congress recognized that the provision of food close to recommended date of sale is, in and of itself, not grounds for finding gross negligence. For example, cereal can be donated if it is marked close to code date for retail sale. 

Additional Info on How to Donate
Thinking about making the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their retirement account at the end of the calendar year? Did you know that you may be able to avoid taxes on the RMD or other distributions? A Qualified Charitable Distribution moves money directly from your retirement account to a charity (like BAHS) with no taxes due. Check with your tax adviser to see if this could work for you.