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 through our Every Day Connect Office Drop In Service Program.
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 adult or camping-sized, new or gently used, fully-functioning, backpacks.
Children’s backpacks, anything in need of repair.
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.
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 right now! Sleeping bags turn a cold night a little warmer. We have a constant need for new or gently used and clean, fully-functioning, sleeping bags. Please provide a bungee cord if there is no stuff sack or strap.
Children’s sleeping bags
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.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities to assemble kits, we recommend checking out our partner, Simply the Basics, who provides us with assembled kits!
Items We Can’t Accept
Only accepted on an as-need basis. When needed, we only accept Large 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 Volunteer Coordinator.
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.
Now Accepting COVID-19 Preparedness Supplies for SF Providers:
Project Homeless Connect is supporting Homeless Providers, Outreach Workers, and people without homes access necessary hygiene and sanitation supplies. We are working with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to ensure that supplies get distributed to Providers in need.
If you have any of the items listed below, please SUBMIT THIS FORM accurately to the best of your ability. Once received, we will contact you to schedule a drop-off/delivery in San Francisco.
Scroll down to see the current list of items needed.
We are now accepting handmade face masks! To make your own face masks, use the tutorial below. Submit This Form to donate masks to shelters and providers in your community.
Please complete this form accurately to the best of your ability. Once received, we will contact you to schedule a drop-off/delivery in San Francisco.
Medical Supplies / PPE
Surgical masks, Disposal Facial Shields, Boxes of Gloves
Clean, new coveralls (all sizes)
Disposable Sterile Gowns & Non-Slip Sterile Booties
Non-Contact, Infrared Thermometers with Laser Sighting
Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Balls, Emergency Kits, Hazard Waste Kits
Disinfectant wipes (pop-up containers), Disinfectant bottles (Pine Sol) gallons
Liquid Bleach (splashless) 1-gallon bottles, Unused Mops & Nylon rags, Paper Towels
32 oz clear Spray Bottles with Trigger Tops
Facial Tissues boxes
Hand Sanitizer Bottles & Refills, Liquid Soap, Laundry Detergent
Diapers (sizes 1-5), Baby wipes packages
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products
Disposal Sheets, Toilet Seat Covers, Toilet Paper
1100-watt Countertop Microwave oven (4 more needed as of 4/1)
Large (industrial) coffee makers (10 total needed as of 4/1)
New Unworn Clothing:
Tube Socks, T-shirts, Sweatpants
CLICK HERE to see the full list of items and to schedule a donation drop off appointment in San Francisco
Please note that the Dept. of Homelessness is not accepting homemade hand sanitizers at this time.