McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter

Help in any way you can!

How You Can Help

We can only continue to help our clients and your neighbors through the generous involvement of our community. You can make a difference in the lives of our client residents by:

  • Becoming a Volunteer
  • Making Donations
  • Sponsoring a Fundraiser

McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter is currently looking for someone like you to be a volunteer. If you have a caring heart and a few free hours, please call the office at (209) 835-2328. There are many ways in which you can help, and nobody is too young or too old. The homeless have many needs, and they can only be solved if we work together. Here are some of the ways you can help and make a difference in someone life.

Donations of clothing, household goods and furniture are accepted at the McHenry House office, 757 A Street.

Fundraising Teams

If you enjoy being involved in event planning, this is for you. Join our team as a committee member and participate in planning and coordinating annual events to raise funds to support our programs and services.

Children's Activities

You can make a difference in the life of a child. Help our parents as they attend workshops and seminars by helping with the Homework Club. McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter has made this a time for the children to receive help on homework and participate in creative activities like art, reading and games. Your help is needed.


You can donate any amount directly through PayPal. We appreciate your support! People like you make this shelter possible.


CarAngel has partnered with the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter. CarAngel specializes in car donations and your donation through CarAngel will help raise money for the McHenry House.

Personal Products

  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products


  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Towels
  • Sponges
  • Light Bulbs (Various Sizes)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper goods

Homework Club

  • Lined Paper
  • 3 Ring Notebooks
  • 1” and 2” Binders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Construction Paper
  • General Art Supplies
  • Basic Calculators


  • Paper
  • General Office Supplies
  • Paper Clips
  • Pens
  • Pencils

Household Needs

New or nearly new donations for the shelter are always appreciated. Currently we are in need of the following items:

We are no longer able to accept:

2nd Time Around

2nd Time Around provides low cost goods to those in need, and a steady source of funding for the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter. Despite all of the energy that is given to the support of McHenry House, the need always exceeds demand. Additional assistance is always needed and welcome.

They provide free clothing to the McHenry House families. This thrift shop generates monthly support for the McHenry House. To operate the thrift shop it takes about twenty volunteers.

Thank you for your support of the
McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter!