You can help.

Matthew House services are rendered free of charge. We have no fees, and receive no insurance reimbursement or public funds. Caring people and organizations make our work possible by their voluntary donations. Financial support comes from individuals, businesses, clubs, civic groups and foundations. 

We welcome your donation. 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"

Gift cards are a great way to help keep household supplies, groceries and office supplies on hand at Matthew House. Donations of the following items, too, are appreciated. (Please note certain requirements for efficiency and/or the wellbeing of our residents and volunteers.)

Baby wipes
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.