You can help.

Community members and countless others keep the tradition of Matthew House alive and well with their generous donations. Financial support comes from foundations, organizations, businesses, grants and individuals; all gifts are tax deductible. If you would like to make a contribution, please send your check payable to: Matthew House, Inc. 43 Metcalf Drive Auburn NY 13021.

You may also donate to Matthew House online. Using the Donate button below, you may designate your gift "in honor of" or "in memory of" and have a notification sent to anyone you choose. Simply click on "Add special instructions to the seller" and type in your instructions to Matthew House regarding your gift. 

Matthew House is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.  

Our "wish list"

Matthew House relies on donations from a caring and gracious community in Cayuga County and beyond. The following is a list of items needed on a regular basis:

Coffee, ginger ale, juices
Tooth brushes,  packages of plastic combs and brushes
Cookie and brownie mixes
Copy paper (8½” x 11”)
Dixie 3 oz. bathroom cups
Antibacterial hand soap
Household paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex)
Jello cups/fruit cups/applesauce cups
Laundry detergent he  (perfume- and dye-free,)
Fabric softener sheets (perfume- and dye-free)
Lysol multi-purpose cleaner
Postage stamps ("Forever" denomination)
Hand sanitizer
Swiffer mop/pad refills
Swiffer bottled floor cleaner refills
Trash bags (tall kitchen)

**Gift cards (Wegmans, Walmart, Staples…etc. ) are always welcome!


Planned giving

The Matthew House Endowment Fund is key to our long-term financial stability, whatever the economic winds may bring. Years of careful stewardship enabled us to set aside this fund in 2012, under management by the nonprofit Central New York Community Foundation. The investment proceeds will strengthen our ability to maintain and upgrade Matthew House as needs arise. During the Endowment Fund's first year, a landmark grant of $100,000 by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation helped establish a solid base for the Fund to build on. 

If you would like to consider contributing to the Matthew House Endowment Fund through a stock transfer, trust, will or other means of donation, we will be happy to connect you with the expert advisors at the CNY Community Foundation. They can assist you in exploring strategies for planned giving that will best suit your civic and charitable goals. And we thank you.