Monetary Support – Give A Donation Every Month or Once a Year
Financial contributions enable Aid For Friends to continue providing safe shelter to families and individuals by staffing the shelter with qualified employees, providing social services and offering products to meet the basic needs of clients. Checks or money orders may be sent to:
Aid For Friends
P.O. Box 4233
Pocatello, ID 83205
You may also send in a donation using a credit or debit card via Paypal (no account required) anytime by clicking the button below:
If you have a Paypal account, you may donate via the Giving Fund. This is a special Paypal charity account in which 100% of the donated funds will go straight to Aid for Friends, with no fees deducted before disbursement. Visit https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/119030 to donate to the Giving Fund.
Please visit our Events and Fundraisers page for additional donation opportunities.
Aid For Friends is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization; donations may be tax-deductible.
Collect Household Items for “Start-Up” Kits
Individuals and families moving out of the Shelter into their own home need assistance and a “Start-Up” kit will give them a boost. The kits could include mops, brooms, sponges and rags, cleaning supplies, dishes, pots, pans, small appliances, cooking and food supplies, linens, and towels.
Prepare Dinner – or – Deliver Leftover Food from a Catered Event
It is best to first call the Emergency Shelter to make arrangements for a specific night. This will allow the staff to schedule the weekly meal menu. You may also click here to sign up for a meal via SignUp Genius.
Volunteer for Improvement Projects for the Emergency Shelter
There are outdoors projects like painting the fence, planting flowers and pulling weeds. Projects indoors include “Adopt A Room” which may be any room in the Shelter; bedrooms, living room, kitchen, food pantries, hallways and bathrooms. You can add that special touch with curtains, paint, comforter, lamp or nightstand.
Whenever you donate used clothing, please ensure that the items are clean, free of stains and need no mending.
Learn About Homelessness and Educate OthersRecognize that homeless people are not all the same. The homeless are as diverse as the colors of a rainbow. There is no one cause for homelessness but it is the result of many different factors and situations. Aid For Friends offers a second chance in life.
Organize A Fundraising Event
As a group project, you can plan a fundraiser such as a bake sale, neighborhood garage sale, car wash, spaghetti dinner; the list goes on and on. The proceeds earned can be given to Aid For Friends. Contact Aid For Friends, before planning the event to help with public relations and input.
Donate Food, Cleaning Supplies, Housing Needs, Personal Hygiene Items for Adults and ChildrenIdeas include:
Meat, dairy products, cooking supplies, canned meats and vegetables and dry goods
Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Floor Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths, Sheets and Pillow Cases, Pillows, Blankets
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Bath Soap, Combs & Brushes, Feminine Hygiene Items Diapers & Disposable Baby Wipes
Current shelter needs
Large (33-gal) and small (8-gal) trash bags
Gallon-size freezer bags
Razors (men and women)
Deodorant (men and women)
Large size (5) diapers
Any size pull-ups for children
Gently used clothing, especially for men
Shoes and work boots
Black and khaki work pants, for men and women
60W (or equivalent) light bulbs
Items may be dropped off directly at the emergency shelter, at 653 S. 4th Avenue. Call (208) 232-5669 for further information.