Donate Today!

We’re dedicated to helping anybody who walks through our doors in need of help. Unrestricted monetary donations to Father Bill’s & MainSpring allow us the greatest flexibility in responding immediately when a friend or neighbor is in need and to bridge the gap in funding we experience persistently at our emergency shelters.

Donations can be made by credit card, check, or cash. These donations are fully tax-deductible, and can be directed to specific areas of need at the donor’s request.


For your reference, Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s federal tax ID number is 22-2538039.

Other Ways to Give

Recurring Gift Club

Father Bill’s & MainSpring relies on regular, consistent contributions to ensure that our doors can be open to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a more “green” option of giving, you can feel good that even more of your donation will go directly to those we serve, since it reduces the amount of postal mail you will receive from FBMS.

Recurring gift contributions can be made monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly, and can be adjusted, suspended, or canceled at any time. A tax statement is mailed at the end of each year, totaling your annual contributions.

To sign up as a member of our Recurring Gift Club, visit our Donate Page and select the recurring gift option. If you have questions about making a recurring gift, or you would like to adjust the frequency or amount of your recurring gift, please contact Lynn Calling at 508-427-6448 or at


Tribute Giving

Anne Deschenes Memorial Fund

We believe that every life leaves a legacy. Making a tribute donation to Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) is a meaningful way to honor a loved one.

In 2021, we dedicated our agency’s tribute program to the late Anne Deschenes, who was FBMS’ longest-serving employee. For 28 years, Anne (pictured at right) dedicated her career to supporting children and families struggling with homelessness across Southern Massachusetts.

Please let us know if a loved one has passed away and if you plan to designate tribute donations to FBMS. We are happy to work with you to ensure that you and your family members are properly notified of donations, and can even discuss opportunities to commemorate your loved one’s memory at one of our sites.

To make a tribute gift, visit our Donate Page and complete the fields in the Tribute section.


Planned Giving

A planned gift to FBMS not only helps you plan for your future, but helps us plan ours, too. As we remain steadfast in our mission to provide permanent solutions to ending homelessness, we know none of this is possible without continued support from caring friends and neighbors like you. Your gift will have a lasting impact on our ability to help individuals and families.

Click here to learn more about Gift Planning options

Employer Matching Gift Programs

One of the best ways to encourage employee giving is through a matching gift program, which allows someone’s gift to double or even triple! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, or will match volunteer hours served at FBMS. We encourage all of our corporate partners to notify employees when this option is available.

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer’s name: 

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In-kind Giving (Goods & Services)

All in-person donation drop-offs must be scheduled in advance. Drop-offs are accepted weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule a drop-off, email us at or call 508-427-6448.

Writing a check is only one way you can help the people we serve. Father Bill’s & MainSpring also accepts donations of goods and services, which in turn, reduce our costs. Download our Wish List for a list of current items needed to help those we serve.

Please call the Development office at 508-427-6448 to arrange a drop off at our Distribution Center location in Brockton. Whenever possible, we like to arrange for a photo opportunity with the donor so we may share with others via our publications and social media.

Running a drive is a great way to collect these items and raise awareness for FBMS. Visit the Fundraising for FBMS section directly below for more information.

Ship directly to FBMS from Amazon AND give back! Visit our Amazon wish list page to order items needed for our shelter guests and housing participants. When you shop through our Amazon Smile account, a percentage of our purchase will be donated to FBMS.

Fundraising for FBMS

Run a Drive: Running a drive for essential items is great way to involve friends, family, co-workers, or group members in supporting our mission. Members of our Development Team are available to advise you on how to most effectively run a drive. We can recommend items currently needed and, in some instances, can help develop materials or promote your drive on social media. At the culmination of your drive, we can also arrange for a staff person to come speak with your group.

To get started, download our Wish List and contact us at 508-427-6448 or email

Host a Fundraiser: Community members also host fundraisers and designate Father Bill’s & MainSpring as the recipient of funds raised. If you are interested in organizing a fundraiser to benefit FBMS, please review our Guidelines for Hosting a Third Party Fundraiser and complete our Third Party Fundraiser Form.

Donate Cryptocurrency

FBMS is now accepting cryptocurrency donations! We are accepting donations through the Engiven platform, which is a third party vendor provided donation software technology that enables nonprofits to safely and securely receive cryptocurrency donations and then convert those donations into usable fiat currency such as US dollars.

Click Here to Learn More About Cryptocurrency and to Make a Donation

Donate Stock/Securities

Father Bill’s & MainSpring accepts donations of stock or other securities. When you contribute a security that you’ve owned for more than a year, you are eligible to receive a charitable tax deduction for its full market value.

If you would like to donate stock to FBMS, please download this form. Contact your broker with the information on the form and follow the instructions to notify FBMS of the transfer.

FBMS may not receive the name or other identifying information when receiving stock transfers. When you initiate your transfer, please notify Associate Director of Development Lynn Calling at 508-427-6448 or with the name of the stock and number of shares being donated, as well as the expected date of transfer, so we can identify and credit your gift.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program administered by a third party that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Donors with funds managed by Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can use DAF Direct to recommend a gift to Father Bill’s & MainSpring directly from our website. Just enter an amount in the form below and click next to complete your recommendation.

If your DAF is not managed by one of the organizations listed above, please contact your investment manager and inform them of your intent to support Father Bill’s & MainSpring.

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