Donations are greatly appreciated. Naturally we always can use good old fashioned American Currency. Checks should be made out to The Franciscan Center.  We always need the following items: paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies, drink mixes(iced tea, lemonade, bottled water, seltzer, etc.), laundry supplies, and other food items. We are blessed with donations, but please know we must check expiration dates on food items, so be careful when emptying someone’s house, apartment, fridge, or freezer. We also are most grateful for GIFT CARDS for Tops, Wegmans, fast food, pizza, movies and other recreation outlets, KMart, Walmart, and Target, etc. We often need to purchase clothing/shoes for residents for jobs, etc. Naturally we accept gently used clothing, but it should be appropriate for teen and young adult males.

With the loss off so much of our NYS funding as well as limited other grants, we are most grateful for monetary donations.  Use the form linked on this page to send along with your kind donation.  We acknowledge all donations, be they monetary or material goods.  For gifts over $250, we also send a formal Tax Form for your records.

Printable Donation Form

The Franciscan Center is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) not-for-profit agency. A gift substantiation letter can be issued for tax purposes.

The Transitional Independent Living Program house (left) and Administrative Office (right)

Donation Process

Donations are accepted anytime but location of drop off will vary depending on the day and time. For your convenience please note the following:

The Business Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The building is located on the corner of 1910 Seneca Street and 3 Roanoke (the brick house). This building will receive visitors, donation drop off, issues Mass cards and contains the offices of Fr. Joe Bayne and Chris Giordano.

The Transitional Program is open 24/7 however, the staff and residents may be out at anytime. This building is located off Seneca Street at 7 Roanoke (the white house) left to the the Business Office. If the Business Office is closed donations can be dropped off at The Transitional Program house at either driveway door; ring the bell.

After 4pm, please call 822-8017 before dropping off items to insure someone is on site .

Transitional Program Needs

Our primary focus is to teach. Funds are needed to support the materials we use such as:

  • replacement cartridges for copy/printers
  • thumb drives
  • instructional DVD programs
  • copy paper
  • computer programs
  • pen/pencils
  • pocket schedule books
  • Metro bus money (it’s now up to $5.00 a day).
  • Life Skill/Steps purchase of updated materials
  • Special outing /events cost


We have found Walmart to be an excellent gift certificate as it has Small to 4X  clothing and any other items needed. Also Kmart, Target, Top, Wegmans, Office Max, Fast food and movie passes greatly appreciated.

NEEDED ITEMS :  Metro bus now cost $5 for an all day pass or $75.00 for a monthly pass.

Frequently used items:  wallets, watches, pocket schedule books,  thumb drives, pens, pencils, copy paper,  and other  items you feel may be useful for teens.




  • Teen Skin Care Products
  • Hand Cream
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Nail Clippers / Razors
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant


  • Belts ( 33-40)
  • Boxer Underwear
  • White T-Shirts
  • Long-Johns Underwear- Shirts
  • House Pants (Small-Med please)
  • Long Sleeve Casual Shirt ( Sm – 1x)
  • Sweat Shirt / Fleece Pull over (Small- Med-1x )
  • Dress Sock / Cotton Black
  • Ankle Sock Black White and Grey
  • Sneaker – Shoes (9-12)
  • Slippers (9-12)
  • Gloves (Thin Stretchy)


  • Tan /Green
  • Pillow / Pillow cases
  • Blankets twin size tan color
  • Bed spreads, twin size ,thin quilted, color tan/green


  • Tan/ White Colors
  • Plastic Food Containers – Large only
  • Can Openers – Hand
  • Serving Spoons
  • Pots ( Lg)
  • Fry Pan (Lg-XL)
  • Kitchen towels
  • Dish clothes
  • Toaster


  • Garbage Bags (S-Med tall-Lg)
  • Garbage Baskets ( Sm-Med white )
  • Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener Sheets / Lint Traps
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap needed the most
  • Windex
  • Air Fresheners and Lysol spray
  • Soft Scrub Cleaner
  • Paper Towels / Napkins / Toilet Paper
  • Large Freezer bags
  • Steam iron


Many thanks to you!
Log in here!