Donate Items

In addition to financial contributions, the agency is often in need of donated items to meet the basic needs of the clients we serve.
Please contact our donation line at (805)781-6401 ext. 260 to inquire whether we have a current need for large furniture items or household appliances you are seeking to donate.

Special Need: Back to school backpacks and supplies. If you are shopping for back to school supplies please consider picking up some for a child a the Women’s Shelter Program.

Ideas List: Back pack (kids and teens), notebooks, pencils, pens, folders, organizers, markers, white out, small stapler, computer paper, etc. For the donation drop off location call 781-6401 x260 or x202.

Recurring Needs

-Size 4, 5 & 6 Diapers
-Pull-Ups or other potty training diapers
-Toilet Paper
-Non-perishable food items (critical need!)
-Feminine Hygiene Products
-Full size shampoo, conditioner and body wash/soap (must be un-used)
-Toothbrushes and toothpaste
-Laundry Detergent and cleaning supplies
-Pet food
-Used cellphones
-New bedding- pillows, blankets, sheets
-Grocery Store Gift Cards
-Clothing/Household Goods Gift Cards
-Small Kitchen Appliances/Supplies: dishes, silverware, pots & pans, glasses, microwaves, toasters, etc.

Art Supplies

-Small wood boxes
-Glitter glue
-Jewels, beads, buttons
-Elmer’s glue-all & Mod Podge
-Scrapbook paper
-Feathers, shells, pebbles
-Foam cut-outs
-Gift Cards to Michaels (for craft supplies for our therapeutic art groups)

Special Needs

-Gift cards to local grocery stores

-Gas cards

-Flat screen TV (No box TVs please)

*Please call our donation line (781-6401×260) about furniture items, and our donation coordinator will call you promptly to let you know if a client needs this item.

As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations to the Women’s Shelter Program are acknowledged and are may be eligible for an income tax deduction. Please consult your respective financial planner, tax attorney or other financial professional for more information.

The Women’s Shelter Program is in dire need of a vehicle to assist in serving our residents who stay at the Safe House. The staff need a vehicle that will transport residents to our confidential location & to and from court, etc. We are seeking a vehicle, preferably a van that can seat 6 to 8 passengers with relatively low mileage (20, 000 to 50,000 miles) and a possibility of fold down seating to accommodate those with mobility equipment.
If you would like to donate a vehicle to the WSP Safe House, please contact our donation line at (805) 781-6401 x 260. Thank you!

Note: As a general rule, the agency cannot accept new or used clothing donations, due to storage restraints. If you would like to donate used clothing, please contact U.V.S. Thrift Store (located at 474 Marsh St, Suite E, in the City of San Luis Obispo). U.V.S. Thrift Store graciously allows our agency’s clients to shop for needed clothing items. As such, your donation of used clothes to U.V.S. can ultimately benefit our clients! Additionally, we can never accept donations of used toys due to safety concerns. Thank you for your understanding.