The Mad Housers

The Mad Housers - Donations and Merchandise

Shelters aren't built out of good intentions alone! The Mad Housers is an all-volunteer organization, so even a small donation goes a long way towards helping someone have a warm, safe place.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can either be sent to our mailing address or made online via Paypal.

For reference, a hut costs about $450 with all new materials, and a Low Rider runs about $350. With donated and reused materials, we can drop those costs even further, of course. Every bit counts!

One-time donation

Recurring Donation

Materials Donations

The Mad Housers will gladly accept donations of materials. Always on our wish list:

  • 2x4s
  • Plywood, 3/8"-3/4" thickness
  • 1/2" sheet insulation
  • Nails - 16, 8 and 6 penny.
  • Wood/drywall screws - 3" and 1.5"
  • Roll roofing, roofing tacks
  • Doors and hinges (solid core doors only, please)
  • Hammers, saws, tape measures, string lines, and other carpentry tools
  • Firewood
  • Tents
  • Caulking materials
  • Industrial garbage bags
  • Used Cell phones - no plan needed, they just need to hold a charge

Stuff we can't use

There are many things that we'd love to take, but our warehouse space is tiny. Basically, if we don't have a space for it, we probably can't make more space for it. Here are some charities that may accept items we cannot:

Remember: your donations, whether material or money, are tax-deductable. Please include your address with any donation for your receipt.

Mad Housers Merchandise

Tee Shirt back Tee Shirt Front Mad Houser Tee Shirts - bold, snappy, and 100% cotton. Medium, Large, or Extra Large, they're a bargain at $15. To order, send a check or money order to our mailing address, or make an online donation and specify that you'd like a tee.

cafepress goodies We also sell other stuff - baseball caps, lunchboxes, mugs, et cetera, through cafepress. Check it out!

Shop and Donate!

You can even help the Mad Housers while you shop!

First, you can specify The Mad Housers as your charity of choice when you shop on Amazon Smile ( Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Second, if you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can make the Housers your Community Rewards charity. Like Smile, a portion of the money you spend at Kroger will be donated to the charity of your choice; register at and choose the Mad Housers as your Community Rewards partner.