GRACE Marketplace has a clear mission: to end homelessness in Alachua County once and for all. By providing the area’s homeless with shelter and basic needs in the short term, while working tirelessly to connect them with housing and job opportunities for the long term, our efforts are making a lasting impact.
It’s amazing to consider what donations from people like you have helped accomplish to date:
• 38% drop in Alachua’s homeless population since 2014
• 54% drop in the number of people living on the street since 2014
• 5,800 individuals in need served since 2014
• Countless life-changing success stories from those we've helped
Are you too ready to make a difference? Not only will your donation help us continue accomplishing our mission, but you’ll feel great in knowing you’ve made Gainesville and Alachua County a better place for all.
1. Donate Money
There is no greater challenge we face than to raise the funds needed to provide services to individuals and families in need – day by day, month by month. Your tax-deductible donation will immediately lighten that burden and will make an impact on the lives of many starting today.
Donate Online or Call
To donate online, you may use our NetworkforGood.org donations portal, which gives you easy and secure payment options via credit card, debit card, and PayPal. If you’d like to send a check or donate in person, please call us at (352) 792-0800 and we'd be happy to work with you.
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Are you considering a corporate sponsorship? We’d love to discuss the many ways your sponsorship of GRACE will help the area’s homeless while also helping your company or organization. If you’d like to inspire your employees and make a real impact on people’s lives, please give call us at (352) 792-0800 x 117 or submit your donation online.
2. Donate Items & Supplies
We are always in need of supplies to help our visitors meet their immediate basic needs. Ranging from toiletries to tools, items on our wish list help our guests improve their lives, find work, and travel to meetings more safely. Here are the ways you can donate items to our cause:
We have created a registry on Amazon.com detailing our most pressing needs. Items you purchase here will be delivered directly to the GRACE Marketplace campus. Think about it: for just a few bucks and a few minutes of your time, you can provide life’s basic necessities directly to a local individual or family in dire need of your help.
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Drop Off Your Items at GRACE
Many of us are fortunate to have extra items and supplies around the house that we are no longer using. Just think: those same items that might otherwise collect dust or get thrown out can make a real difference in someone’s life.
Here is a list of the main items and supplies for which we are currently seeking donations:
- Work boots (men’s and women’s)
- Non-slip work shoes
- New socks
- New underwear
- New/gently used clothing
- Hotel-sized toiletry items
- Tampons and pads
- Laundry detergent
- Twin/full bedding
- New pillows
- Sleeping bags
- Unopened first-aid supplies
- Working computers and tablets
- Working lawnmowers
- Working power tools
- Bug spray
- Bicycle lights
Our Drop-Off Location
GRACE is located a few blocks from the Gainesville airport, just off of NE 39th Ave. Feel free to bring your items between 7am and 7pm, 7 days a week.
3055 NE 28th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32609
If you're looking to donate something not on the list above, give us a call at (352) 792-0800 or contact us online. We’ll let you know whether we can use your item to serve the needs of those at GRACE.
3. Donate Your Time
Volunteers are a vital part of GRACE’s success, and we are always looking for new volunteers to assist with our day-to-day mission. Whether you are looking to volunteer individually or have a group you’d like to volunteer for a service project, GRACE has a number of opportunities for you to get involved, including:
- Cooking and serving meals at Café 131
- Maintaining the GRACE garden
- Leading instructional workshops
- Maintenance work
- Donation pick up (food/supplies)
- IT help and web/PC security
- Computer skills classes
- Graphic design interns
- Journalism/PR interns
- Brochure printing
- Staffing the reception area
- Managing the laundry room
To get involved, call us at (352) 792-0800 or visit our volunteer page to learn more and contact us online. By working together to solve homelessness in Alachua County, we can not only improve the lives those who need it most, but