Hurricane Harvey Relief in Boston: How to Donate

Grace and Callan McDonald were the first to donate to Houston, Texas at the Nazzaro Community Center.

With the devastating Hurricane Harvey raging through Houston, Texas this past week, Boston has stepped up to help those in need. All throughout the city, there donation bins are located at:

  • Boston City Hall (3rd Floor lobby and 5th Floor Mayor’s Office Lobby, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • 1010 Massachusetts Avenue (5th Floor, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Bolling Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, 1st Floor Lobby, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • 26 Court Street (1 Floor Lobby, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families Headquarters (1483 Tremont Street, Roxbury)
  • All Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers.

Some items to consider donating include:

  • Toiletries
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Non-perishable food
  • New clothing and blankets

#HelpForHouston donations will be accepted at City Hall until 12:00 p.m. on Friday 9/1, then boxed and loaded on to trucks. Items most needed are baby diapers, formula and cleaning supplies. Trucks will leave as soon as all items are loaded.

Though Boston is only collecting items through Sept. 1st, there are other ways to donate to those affected in Houston, Texas. Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has set up a relief fund for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. To donate to the fund, head to The Greater Houston Community Foundation website. Another option is to give blood to the American Red Cross. More information here.

For more information, head to or the Greater Houston Community Foundation.