Except for food items onsite donation drop-off is suspended during shelter-in-place. Please drop off non-perishables on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thank you!

Food items needed: Non-perishables including canned protein (tuna, chicken, beef, spam, chili, beans), peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, and snack items (protein bars, breakfast bars, nuts).


  • Please call (510) 923-9600 x200 or email jmerrill@stmaryscenter.org to schedule a drop-off.
  • The best times are Tuesday afternoons, 2-4pm, and Friday mornings, 10am-12noon.

We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors who help to provide essential items to the St. Mary’s Center community. We ask for your cooperation in donating the following items that are in great need:

  • KITCHEN:  Cutlery, especially forks and spoons, pot holders, knives, coffee, tea, and sugar.  Please call Ja’meisha Hood to schedule a kitchen item drop-off: (510) 923-9600 x220 or email jhood@stmaryscenter.org.
  • NEW TOILETRIES:  New make-up, feminine products, soap, body wash, creams, lotions and shaving supplies.
  • OFFICE SUPPLIES:  Reams of copy paper, new office supplies. We regret we cannot accept ink jet printers.

ITEMS NOT LISTED:  Please call Julie Merrill for further information: (510) 923-9600 x 200 or email jmerrill@stmaryscenter.org.

Please note that we cannot accept the following items:

  • Used underwear or socks
  • Open or used toiletries
  • Furniture items (due to storage limitations)

Please request a receipt if needed for tax purposes, and it can be mailed to you.


Community Center & Shelter

  • Coffee pot
  • Coffee Cups/Mugs
  • Socks and underwear (new in package)
  • Silverware
  • Twin Sheets, Blankets, Pillow Cases, Mattress Covers
  • Egg Crates
  • New Pillows
  • Microwave
  • Toaster Oven
Friendly Manor

  • Women's underwear/bras
  • Sanitary Napkins/Pads/Tampons
  • Adult Diapers
  • Socks (new in package)
  • Women's Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Washcloths, Hand Towels

  • PreK Books
  • Construction Paper
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Markers
  • Color pencils
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue