Who we are

  • Generic Ministry is a small group of dedicated volunteers who provide food, clothing and supplies to Boston’s homeless community and those in need.
  • We are an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is wholly dependent on donations and volunteers.

What we do

  • With our well-stocked van we deliver materials to Boston twice weekly at designated stops meeting directly with some of the homeless on the streets.
  • Local schools and people provide lunches, clothing and toiletries that we distribute.

Who donates

  • We receive contributions from individuals, school and church groups for clothing, food and supplies.
  • Bread and bakery products are provided by local supermarkets.
  • Blankets are donated by the Federal Defense Supply center.

How you can help …. Donate or arrange a drive at your workplace for any of the following;

  • Clothing – we always need sweatshirts, sweatpants, shirts and warm clothing such as hats, mittens, gloves, gently used shoes and backpacks however all clothing donations are graciously accepted (click on this site’s “clothing/donations” button.)
  • Toiletries – especially travel size soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes (click on this site’s “clothing/donations” button.)
  • Money – help us continue to purchase the many essentials required to do our work such as water, socks and underwear for the homeless and gas and repairs for our van (click on this site’s “gifts” button.)

Volunteer your time to …..

  • Make brown bag lunches.
  • Drive or ride to Boston to distribute clothing, food and supplies to the homeless.
  • Sort and label clothing at our Needham storage facility.
  • Maintain our social media site.
  • Stock, organize or wash the new Generic Ministry van.
  • Organize a fundraiser
  • To let us know your of interest in any of these please click on this site’s “volunteer” button.

Broaden our reach to engage more volunteers …..

    • Tell all of your friends!
    • Share the link to the Generic Ministry website (genericministry.org).
    • Invite us to speak at a community or school meeting.
    • For additional information or if you have any questions please contact us by clicking on this site’s “inquiries” button.

Generic Ministry is a group of volunteers that collect and distribute food, clothing and supplies to the homeless and needy in Boston. We are a not-for-profit organization that recognizes that many people in our community need help and we do what we can to help them.