Project Homeless Connect restores dignity and brings comfort to those experiencing homelessness. Support our neighbors by hosting a drive in your community!
Generally Needed In-Kind Items
Project Homeless Connect is now accepting In-Kind Donations again!
Please email InKindDonations@projecthomelessconnect.org if you are interested in donating items, which will be distributed during Outreach and Drop-In Services.
Visit our Amazon Wishlist to see items we need, or to have them sent directly to us.
One of our MOST NEEDED items! Useful for securing belongings as well as trips to school, backpacks are incredibly important at all ages. We have a constant need for new adult or camping-sized backpacks. For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept used backpacks.
Used backpacks, children’s backpacks, anything in need of repair.
One of our MOST NEEDED items! We have a constant need for new blankets. For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept used blankets.
Socks are a key component of both warmth and foot health. We collect new, moisture-wicking white crew socks.
Socks that are used or children’s sizes
Another one of our MOST NEEDED items! Sleeping bags turn a cold night a little warmer. We have a constant need for new sleeping bags. For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept used sleeping bags. Please provide a bungee cord if there is no stuff sack or strap.
Used sleeping bags, children’s sleeping bags
Bedding or Linens
We accept unused and unopened Hygiene Items, either assembled in a kit or stand alone. Specifically: Soap, Shampoo, Lotion, Deodorant, Toothbrush/ Toothpaste, Combs, Conditioner, Razors, and Wet Wipes. We request that hygiene items be Travel Size.
Standard sized Shampoo, Conditioner, Mouthwash, or Toothpaste
When access to a power source is hard to come by, portable phone chargers make life easier. We accept phone chargers, laptops, tablets, and phones. All must be new or gently used and fully functional.
Large or heavy electronics, or items that are in need of repair or missing components.
Items We Can’t Accept
Only accepted on an as-needed basis. When needed, we only accept new and adult outerwear (size Large and up). Follow us on social media for current clothing needs, or contact us for more information.
In accordance with SF city regulations, we are unable to accept or distribute tents.
We don’t have the ability to take items like sofas, dining room tables, mattresses, bedroom sets, couches, large chairs, or other large furniture items.
We cannot accept items like stoves and large refrigerators, but we occasionally need small dorm-size refrigerators. Please contact us for more information.
Occasionally we will have a request for a large item. If you have questions or if you are unsure if we can take your donation, please contact our Operations Manager.
Host A Drive
Hosting a drive in your community is a great way to come together and to serve your community. Project Homeless Connect is always looking for opportunities to collaborate; please join us. Drives commonly collect the following:
- Sleeping bags
We would love to hear your ideas! Let’s work together to bring valuable resources to our neighbors in need.