With the temperatures falling below zero this month, we are turning to our support community to help increase staffing and provide meals for the LTLC Winter Emergency Shelter. For $315 you can Adopt-a-Night to support the Winter Emergency Shelter. This will help provide a warm, clean bed and two nutritious meals for our winter emergency clients. Your name will be added to the Adopt-a-Night Calendar at the Shelter, on our website and on social media. Promoting your sponsorship is the best way to help spread the word about the needs of the homeless in our community.

Make an online payment or send a donation to:
Lowell Transitional Living Center
Attn: Adopt-a-Night
205-209 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Be a Dinner Donor!

We need your help providing meals to some of the most vulnerable people in the Greater Lowell area. Our meals program cooks and serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year, providing an average of 350 meals each day. Through our Dinner Donor program you can sponsor a meal on a date of your choosing….a great way to honor a birthday, or remember a special person. Learn how here (PDF).

Volunteers Needed!

Can you give a few hours a week or month? Our volunteers are critical to helping run our programs. If you believe in our mission to serve, please consider donating your time and talent. Can you serve on a fundraising committee? Organize a drive at work? Provide administrative help? Learn more about volunteering here.

Get Involved

The LTLC is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. And for 25 years the Greater Lowell Community has provided us with support to help us keep going. This year more than ever we need your help, both financial and volunteer, as the cost to provide our services has increased while our funding has not.

There are many ways you can become involved and be part of the solution to our region’s homelessness problem. Contact us today if you can help!


You can make a secure donation online or mail your donation to the LTLC, sponsor one of our fundraising events, or make arrangements for a memorial gift.


Our Dinner Donor program (PDF) is a fun, yet important way to contribute directly to our meals program. 100% of your donation goes directly to feeding individuals who are hungry.

You can participate in this program by sponsoring a meal, or by cooking a meal. When you participate in our Dinner Donor program your name is hung prominently in our dining room as the sponsor for that day’s meal. This is a great way to honor a birthday, celebrate an occasion, or remember a special person since donors choose the date and meal that they wish to support.

There are 2 ways to participate:

1. Contribute to the cost of a meal. A $350.00 donation pays for a sit down dinner for 120 people, or one day’s dinner for our guests. A donation of $200 provides funding for one breakfast or lunch.

2. Gather a group and cook a meal, and deliver it to our kitchen. This is a great way for church groups, groups of friends or employees and even restaurants to share in the experience of giving. We welcome you and your group to stay and serve too, but this is not required. Whether your group donates on a monthly or a one-time basis your gift is important and greatly appreciated

For more information about our Dinner Donor program click here or email our volunteer coordinator.


Drives and donations are another important way community members show support for our programs and services. Drives provide a simple way for people to make an important contribution to solving homelessness. Every item donated is one we do not have to purchase! We appreciate all contributions, but donations of items that we use everyday, such as paper goods, trash bags, coffee, and cleaning supplies are most appreciated.
Drive Information Sheet (PDF)
Items to collect (PDF)


LTLC volunteers include individuals and families, church groups, college students, and employees at local businesses and organizations. Our volunteers provide a range of help, such as supplying and serving meals, cataloguing donations, holding drives and fundraisers, and helping with other tasks that are so important to running our organization. See our Careers page for further details.

  • Log donations
  • Coordinate Dinner Donor program
  • General Administrative Help
  • Join a fundraising group
  • Serve Dinner


Thank you for donating to the LTLC. Every donation helps us to provide services to help end homelessness in Greater Lowell.


Lowell Transitional Living Center • 205-209 Middlesex Street • Lowell, MA 01852 • Tel: 978-458-9888