Other Ways To Help

Ways you can lend a hand!


There are lots of ways to support Transitions through Giving Programs.

The Phyllis Fund was established to assist Transitions clients with direct expenses so they can get back on their feet and into permanent housing.
This client assistance fund honors Transitions volunteer and long-time community leader Phyllis Wood. The fund covers things such as birth certificate fees to help find employment; assistance with security or utility deposits for their new apartment; or buy bikes or bus passes to provide transportation. All donations to the fund go directly to fill client needs and help them advance their search for employment, permanent housing, and a better life.

To make a donation to the Phyllis Fund please send your donation to Transitions, 2025 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Be sure to indicate on the check or the envelope The Phyllis Fund.

For more information or questions, please call 803.708.4861 or email phyllisjanew@att.net


Add us to your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card. Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com and select Transitions Homeless Recovery Center as your charity.


If you shop at Amazon, shop through AmazonSmile so a portion of your purchase goes directly to Transitions! The first time you visit Amazon Smile, it will ask you to select a Charity. Select Transitions-Midlands Housing Alliance.


Check to see if your company has an employer match for charitable gifts made by employees.


Transitions provides as many resources as possible to our clients, and your donations help to support that mission.

Clothing donations are accepted between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Sunday. To arrange to donate clothing outside of those hours email InKindDonations@TransitionsSC.org.

Apparel and Accessories

  • Underwear for men and women: New, unused items, please.
  • Bras (all sizes and includes sports bras)
  • Socks
  • Adult clothing and shoes, currently in season only. Items needed the most:
    • Men’s casual pants (jeans and khakis)
    • Men’s polo shirts
    • Men’s belts
    • Men’s and women’s boots and sneakers
    • Men’s and women’s flip flops/shower shoes
    • Raincoats/windbreakers
  • Backpacks
  • Reusable tote bags
  • Coats/gloves/hats/scarves (winter months)
  • Masks

Classes and Activities

  • Art supplies, including acrylic paints, brushes, canvases, drawing paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, glue sticks, etc.
  • Composition books/spiral notebooks
  • Board games and card games
  • Paper bingo cards
  • Portable cornhole and ladder toss games
  • Recently released books
  • Museum, zoo, or movie passes

Client Employment Support

  • Bicycles (new or gently used); please contact InKindDonations@TransitionsSC.org if you have a bike in need of repair to donate.
  • Bicycle locks and portable repair kits
  • Bicycle helmets for adults
  • Work boots and shoes with non-slip soles


  • Sample or travel size:
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap/body wash
    • Lotion
    • Deodorant
  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes and travel size toothpaste
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream packets
  • Small first aid kits
  • Small sewing kits
  • Individual packages of facial tissue

Facility Support

  • 6ft Black Tablecloths
  • Styrofoam clamshell to-go meal boxes (3 compartment)
  • Individually wrapped plastic forks
  • Bottled water
  • Boost/Ensure nutritional drinks
  • Diabetic snacks
  • Ziploc bags
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Lysol spray
  • Purell 1000mL Push-style dispenser packs
  • Bath towels (white)
  • Washcloths (white)
  • Twin extra-long bedsheets (white)
  • Washable blankets


  • Prepared food items MUST be cooked in a DHEC inspected kitchen. We do accept bulk food items, such as rice, grits, sugar, flour, #10 cans, produce, and meats. Please email InKindDonations@TransitionsSC.org if you have additional questions about making a food donation.

For additional information regarding item donations please contact:

If you would like to make an online monetary donation to assist please visit http://TransitionsSC.org/donate.

Transitions is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Tax Identification Number: 20-3524141

To mail a contribution, please make checks payable to:

2025 Main Street
Columbia SC 29201