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 x 260 to inquire whether we have a current need for large furniture items or household appliances you are seeking to donate.

Unfortunately, our agency does not have enough storage to accept new or used clothing. Instead, we suggest taking your clothing items to locations listed below. We offer our clients vouchers to these sites to purchase clothing as their need emerges. Additionally, we can never accept donations of used toys due to safety concerns. Thank you for your understanding.

  1. United Voluntary Services Way: 474 Marsh St #E, SLO, 805-543-1545
  2. Goodwill: 880 Industrial Way, SLO Or 1628 W Grand Avenue, Grover Beach
  3. Rad Thrift store: 215 W Main St, Santa Maria, 805-347-1233
  4. Family Christian Center Thrift Store: 532 Higuera St, SLO, 805-593-0255
  5. California Cool Thrift store: 140 N 7th St, Grover Beach, 805-781-3071

Recurring Needs

Updated 8/31/17

– Size 4, 5 & 6 Diapers
– Pull-Ups or other potty training diapers
– Toilet paper and paper towels
– Non-perishable food items (critical need!)
– Feminine hygiene products
– Full size shampoo, conditioner and body wash/soap (must be unused)
– Toothbrushes and toothpaste for adults and children
– Laundry Detergent and cleaning supplies
– Used cellphones
– New bedding (pillows, blankets, sheets)
– Towels
– Small kitchen appliances and supplies (dishes, silverware, pots & pans, microwaves, toasters, etc.)
– Grocery Store Gift Cards in denominations of $10, $20, $25
– Gas Cards in denominations of $25 & $50 (critical need!)
– Gift cards for clothing or household items (Wal-Mart & Target)

Art Supplies

– Small wood boxes
– Glitter glue
– Jewels, beads, buttons
– Stickers
– 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)

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. Our Tax ID is 95-3370729. Please consult your respective financial planner, tax attorney or other financial professional for more information.