We greatly appreciate you thinking of Ellis, and will gratefully accept items in the same quality condition you would accept for your own family. We expect all items to be free of tears, soils, chips, or broken pieces.

Please fill out the inquiry form below, and Julia will be in touch to arrange a drop-off between the hours of 10am-3pm, Monday through Friday. 

Items we will happily accept:

  • Event tickets to Boston area museums, aquariums, zoos, sports games, concerts, plays, etc.

  • Children's clothing and shoes (new is preferable, gently used acceptable)

  • Art supplies (new)

  • Education supplies (new)

  • Non-perishable food items

  • Gift cards

  • Board games (must contain all pieces)

  • Educational toys 

  • Baby gear

  • Books

Items we unfortunately cannot accept:

  • Household goods such as couches, beds, kitchenware, etc.

  • Soft toys (stuffed animals, blankets, etc)

In-Kind Donation Inquiries
Please let us know what you'd like to donate

In-Kind Gifts

Support Ellis

One time or monthly gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated.

Delivering the Ellis experience is possible thanks to our giving community, including generous past and present parents, whose support assists in bridging a 35% gap in revenue for Ellis' operating expenses.

Ellis Early Learning Fund

The Ellis Early Learning Fund is an annual program of inviting and recognizing charitable support at leadership levels. Fund donors will receive tickets to our annual benefit as part of their membership. Special recognition opportunities are available at levels from $1,000 to $100,000 a year.

Planned Gifts

Planning a legacy gift is rewarding and easier than you may think.

Legacy gifts are a meaningful and rewarding way to transform lives and set an important example for future generations. There are a number of creative ways you can give to Ellis, whether you name us in your will or create a more complex arrangement. We can help you think strategically about how to support Ellis to maximize your impact on our work.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to support Ellis. Please reach out if you utilize Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, BNY Mellon Charitable® or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation so we can help you direct your gift to Ellis. 

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