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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are all non-monetary gifts, including donations of food, clothing, supplies, services and etcetera.

Due to limited space at the shelter, we can only accept donations that will be put to use right away.  Please call us to find out our immediate needs.

When we don't have space, we are grateful to Community Thrift for accepting gently used clothes, furniture or household goods at their store and making a contribution to AWS.  Please drop your items off at Community Thrift and let them know that you would like the donation to benefit AWS, code #172. They are located at 623 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 861-4910. Community Thrift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and your donation is tax-deductible.

Please note that there are some items that Community Thrift does not accept such as children's clothing and toys. See their list of acceptable and non-acceptable donations.

Wishlist

Please start by viewing our Wishlist below. If we are accpeting your items, contact donate-in-kind@sfaws.org to reconfirm as our needs and storage may have changed. Please do not drop off items directly at our mailing address. Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like a receipt for your donation, please let us know. We will be happy to provide you with one, which will mention all relevant information that you will need for your tax deductions, such as description & quantities of your in-kind items and acknowledgement of receipt by AWS. Please note we do not include the value of donation in the receipt.

HOLIDAY DRIVES:

If you'd like to organize a holiday drive for AWS with the intention to raise our wishlist items, we will be so grateful! But please check in with us beforehand, so we can share details on the quantitities we're hopeful to receive. We'll help you organize this in the best possible way, as we'll give specific and necessary details of items, quantities, process and more. Unofrtuntely, we do not have unlimited storage space, so we may not be able to accomodate more items than we can manage to store.

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fOR MARCH 2017

still accepting children's toys!

CLICK HERE!!

  • umbrellas
  • rain boots & rain coats for adults & children
  • toasters
  • microwaves
  • rice cookers (preferably small)
  • shampoos, conditioners, shower gel (full-size)
  • women's thermals (sizes: S/M)
  • women's bras (sizes: 34B/C/D)
  • facial tissue
  • bowls (e.g. large soup bowls)
  • utensils (forks, spoons, knives, serving spoons)
  • water bolier, warmer and dispenser

Generally, we also need these additional items throughout the year, but it is a good idea to check with us by contacting us at donate-in-kind@sfaws.org.

For household:

  • toilet tissue
  • paper towels
  • facial tissue
  • laundry detergent
  • bathroom cleansers
  • toilet bowl cleaners
  • bath mats
  • shower curtains
  • utensils (spoons & forks)
  • kitchen knives
  • cutting boards
  • soup bowls
  • Brita water filters & pitcher
  • spatulas, soup ladles
  • non-stick frying pans
  • dishwashing detergent
  • hot water dispensers
  • electric tea kettles
  • small rice cookers
  • large rice cooker
  • desk lamps
  • wall clocks & alarm clocks
  • dvd player

For adult women:

  • grocery store and household store gift cards
  • jackets (sport; waterproof/resistant with hoods)
  • umbrellas
  • socks (new)
  • underwear (new)
  • bras (various sizes)
  • shoes (various sizes)
  • mouth wash
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • shower gel
  • new bath, hand and face towels
  • hair brushes, combs
  • sewing kits

For children:

  • raincoats
  • ponchos
  • socks
  • underwear
  • boy's clothing (3T-7 yrs)
  • girl's clothing / jeans (7-12 yrs)
  • baby wash/ powder/ oil