Donate Goods

Every day our emergency shelter and transitional homes are full with victims of domestic violence and their children who are trying desperately to cope with their new reality.  It is at this time each year our concerns for their safety and well-being include how to ensure they can also share in the joys of the season.  If you would like to help us in creating hope for the future, to reassure children the warmth of the holidays, and be a source of inspiration for those who are trying to rebuild their lives; then please contact Rainey our Intern/Volunteer Coordinator at or call her at 402-437-9367.

You can also click on our Current Needs List below that addresses some of our prevailing needs.  You may wish to support families in a different way, such as food and gift cards, and/or passes to the movies, or even the zoo. You may also simply select items from the wish-list and we will use those gifts for families who come into shelter close to the holidays and may not have a sponsor.

The Friendship Home wishes you and yours a joyous, peace-filled holiday season as we all join in empowering freedom from domestic violence.

Current Needs

Friendship Home appreciates your interest in donating to our shelter! Donating new goods is a great way to support the families we are serving. Please contact our donation line at 402-437-9301.

Our immediate shelter needs can be found below.  mother-son-holiday

Monetary gifts, gift cards, bus passes, gas vouchers, etc. can be mailed to:

Friendship Home
PO Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501-5358.


Used items

Unfortunately due to lack of storage space we are unable to accept any used items. When we are in need of specific used items we will reach out through our Facebook page and here.

If you have questions, or have new items to donate, please call 402-437-9301 and leave a message and someone on staff will get back with you as soon as possible.

The Friendship Home’s mission is to support, shelter and advocate for victims of Domestic Violence and their children. We do this through emergency shelter, crisis services and rebuilding lives.  We hope you will understand that although donations of used items can be valuable support from our donors, space limitations at our Service Center and in our Shelters do not allow for us to store used items. We ask that if you have used items to donate that you contact the below resources. We have arranged for the victims we serve to be able shop at no charge at these non-profit organizations in Lincoln, that work in collaboration with the Friendship Home.

The Good Neighbor Center
2617 Y Street
Donation Drop-off Times
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 to 11:30 am

The Help Center – People’s City Mission
6800 P Street
Donation Drop-off Times
Mon-Sat: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:30 pm

Connection Point-Career Closet
1333 N 33rd Street
Donation Drop-off Times
Mon-Fri: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Thank you for your generosity and support of Friendship Home and the community!