We cannot accept the following items:
If you are looking to get rid of a mattress, please visit bye bye mattress and learn how you can recycle your mattress for free.
Furniture donations are sought by the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. If you’d like to donate furniture, please email us at [email protected] and include a brief description of the item(s). If you are able to attach a photograph with your email, it will help expedite the process. Once you have an appointment time and date confirmed, you can drop off furniture at our facility at 23 Industrial Drive in Westerly, RI. Learn more about our temporary donation procedures.
The Jonnycake delivery truck is available on a very limited basis to pick up furniture, but Jonnycake staff are unable to enter private residences at this time. Furniture for the Jonnycake truck must be made available for pickup outside your home. For pickup availability, please email [email protected] and use the subject line “Furniture pickup.” All furniture must be donated by appointment only – dumping furniture on Jonnycake property is never allowed. Due to local generosity and interest, most pickups are scheduled 1-2 weeks in advance. We inspect all furniture donations to confirm that items are in sellable condition. We cannot accept furniture that is broken, ripped, stained, torn, mildewed, or malodorous because we have no way to repair it.
We cannot accept Mattresses and Box Springs, Entertainment Centers, Pianos, Sofa Beds, Bunk Beds, Cribs or Large Appliances. If you are looking to get rid of a mattress please visit bye bye mattress for more information on recycling your mattress for free.
Financial Contributions may be sent to:
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly
23 Industrial Drive
Westerly, RI 02891
Our tax exempt ID is 05-0367687.
Because the store pays our overhead expenses, we are able to devote more donations to our programs, services, and food purchases. If you wish to specify that your donation be used for any of the following program areas, please note it on the memo section of your check, or in a cover letter to us:
Support #NeighborsInNeed with a donation to our Food Pantry!
Non-perishables and pre-boxed or pre-bagged fresh produce are accepted Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 12pm and 3pm in the loading dock behind our Food Pantry (located at 23 Industrial Drive in Westerly). Look for the big blue barrels!
Canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and cereal are especially sought. We are grateful for any food donations you can provide!
Current clients can sign up to receive financial assistance for Thanksgiving meals through our Adopt-a-Family program. Assistance will take the form of gift cards to local grocery stores and retailers, allowing clients to make their own unique and personal purchasing decisions. Please register with Jonnycake Social Services by Monday, October 25. Email [email protected], call (401) 377-8069 and select Option 1, or visit the Social Services office during its operating hours.
Gift cards will be distributed on November 13 and November 14, 2021 in the Center’s rear parking lot.
The Adopt-a-Family Program provides financial assistance for families to purchase holiday gifts for their children. When registration is open in the fall months, current and new clients sign up for the Adopt-a-Family program in get anonymously matched with a Donor “Adopter.” Pre-pandemic, the program offered physical toys and presents that had been donated from the community. Because of public health measures stemming from the pandemic, this program has been temporarily modified to offer financial assistance to local retailers instead of physical gifts. In this way, we can protect the health of the vulnerable in our community, and parents can get to make their own personal and unique choices for their family.
To request to join the waitlist as an Adoptee, contact Jonnycake Social Services at [email protected], (401) 377-8069 option 1, or visit the Social Services office during its operating hours.
Donors are still needed! To register as a Donor, email [email protected], call (401) 377-8069 ext. 106, or visit the Thrift Store during its operating hours.
The Summer Program Looking to Alleviate Student Hunger (S.P.L.A.S.H.) The SPLASH Program runs during the summer months and over school vacations in order to ensure that students who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school do not miss those meals when they are home. Eligible families living in Westerly, Hopkinton, Charlestown or Richmond are encouraged to sign up through the Jonnycake Center Social Services Department. Groceries are available for pick-up the week prior to vacations, or weekly during the summer. Please contact the Social Services Department at 401.377.8069 ext 101.
Donations of the following items would be very appreciated:
Peanut butter, tuna, juice boxes, chicken soup, canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter crackers, snack bars, mac and cheese, juice boxes, hot dogs, jello, milk and yogurt
The Pantry can always use food donations to help us meet the needs of local families. Below is a list of our most needed items. Thank you so much for your generosity!!
Bonus Needs: Coffee, Condiments