In-Kind Donations & Wish List

Schedule a contactless drop-off

Except for food items, onsite donation drop-off is suspended during shelter-in-place.


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 contact us to schedule an appointment for contactless drop-off:
Call (510) 923-9600 x200 or email

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
  • 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 due to supply costs.

Please email: or call: (510) 923-9600 ext.200 for further information

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.


Wishlist for Food Program


  • Nutritional Drinks
  • Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat
  • Grits
  • Cereal
  • Breakfast Bars


  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles

Dinner (Canned or Packaged):

  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Vienna sausage
  • Spam
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Microwavable meals
  • Top Ramen
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Soups/Stews
  • Chili
  • Beans

*When possible, please purchase cans that do not need a can opener for disabled seniors.


  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Pudding
  • Jello
  • Applesauce
  • Canned or Dried Fruits

Drinks (not Keurig):

  • Cold or Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Juices
  • Water

Wishlist for Preschool

  • Blankets
  • Mat sheets
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Cotton balls
  • Buttons
  • Paper bags with handles
  • Pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Children socks
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubble solution
  • Playdough

*Drop-offs can be between 10-12 and 2-4 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Wish List for Friendly Manor

  • Travel size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotions)
  • Incontinent Supplies (briefs and pads)
  • Women’s panties and bras (new)
  • Socks (new)
  • Deodorant (new)
  • Razors (new)
  • Feminine Hygiene products (pads, tampons, panty liners)
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes (new)
  • Mouthwash (unopened)
  • Brushes and combs (new)
  • Washcloths, Hand Towels
  • Backpacks/Sturdy Totes, etc.
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Bingo Prizes (bath sets, perfume, body sprays, little gift items, etc.)
  • Reading Glasses
  • Purses
  • Coffee, Sugar, Tea, Peanut Butter & Jelly

Wishlist for Transitional Housing

  • Power pressure washer
  • Zipped enclosed mattress & box-spring covers (full and twin sizes) – NOT the type for moisture protection
  • Vacuums (6)
  • Blanket vacuumed storage bags
  • Full size sheets, comforters and blankets
  • Twin size blankets and comforters
  • Several large planter boxes, soil, compost
  • Mini refrigerators (please contact Housing manager before purchasing for size)