Donations and Volunteering

There are many ways that you can donate to support Friendly House and the kids we serve!


When financially donating directly to the Friendly House, every penny goes towards the center and providing for the children and adults in our programs. Please click on the button below to make an online donation through PayPal.  If you would like to donate to a specific program at Friendly House like the Afterschool Program, Preschool, Happy Hollow or Hidden Hollow, please make sure to mark that in the “Special Instructions”.  YOU CANNOT PAY FEES FOR ANY FRIENDLY HOUSE PROGRAMS THROUGH PAYPAL.

The Friendly House is also a United Way of Richland County Agency and approximately 26% of our annual funding comes from United Way Allocations. During the annual United Way campaign, you can allocate your donation to the Friendly House.  This can be done through a personal donation or through payroll deduction from your workplace.


If you are interested in donating items for the Friendly House programs like school supplies, books, board games, toys, winter coats, hats and gloves, etc. please call Friendly House at 419-522-0521.  All donations must be NEW, OR in very good condition, immediately transferable to a child in need, with out the need of cleaning or repair.  We do not accept furniture, bikes, mattresses, or other bulky items.  Food donations must be discussed in advance with management.  We are appreciative and rely on donations from the community to help strengthen our programs.  

As of September 2019, we are no longer accepting any type of clothing donations. Please check with local Mansfield charities.   


While you may not be able to give to Friendly House financially, there are a number of ways that you can donate your time and experiences.  Volunteering at the Friendly House can be a positive experience for all involved.  We will never turn down a helping hand.  Contact Friendly House to see where you will be the best fit.  All unpaid volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and go through a screening process prior to working in any of our facilities or with the children we serve.  You may click HERE to complete your application, OR you may print a copy and turn in your application to our office.  HERE is the link for the printable version.



KROGER – Do you shop at Kroger? Here is another way to support Friendly House – Kroger’s Community Rewards.  It’s easy to sign up and every transaction gives Friendly House a reward. Find out more information here and start making your trips to Kroger mean more! Remember you will need to select FRIENDLY HOUSE as your community reward recipient. Link: