Donating Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Does anyone know of a homeless shelter or place in Oakland
to donate travel size bottles of shampoos, baby shampoos,
powder and other types of hygienic products? I have so many
I know someone can use them. Thanks, want to donate
The Bay Area Rescue Mission houses men, women, teens, and
children. They would welcome these items. 2114 Macdonald
Avenue, Richmond, 510-215-4555. A frequent donor
Berkeley Food and Housing Project would love, love, love
these!!! They are always asking for exactly this kind of
2362 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 649-4965
Former board member
Does anyone know of a local organization that accepts donations
of toiletries (ie travel size bottles etc) . I have a lot and
would like to donate them perhaps to a homeless shelter in the
area? BPN had some older responses online, but I wanted to see
if anyone had current info. thanks!
Clausen House Thrift Store on Telegraph near 45th in Oakland will
Check this out for your toiletries. I have made many donations of
things to this charity
Dear Friends of CalSAFE,
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Checks can be made out to:
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c/o Trish Moylan Davis
1409 Murwood Drive
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In San Francisco, Glide Memorial Church takes small toiletries for
their homeless clients. http://www.glide.org/ They put them in
personal hygiene kits for their clients.
Fellow Toiletries Collector
Berkeley Food and Housing Project is any excellent nonprofit that
focuses on transitioning homeless to permanent housing. They have
an emergency shelter that greatly appreciates donations of travel
To arrange a donation, you can contact Anne Landsberger at (510)
649-4965 x 312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to learn more about Berkeley Food and Housing Project,
you can check out the website at bfhp.org
I haven't worked at the Berkeley Women's Shelter for a couple of
years now but I'm sure they will take your toiletries, and the
personal size ones from hotels are best of all. The shelter always
needs toiletries, towels, and linens. It's located at 2140 Dwight
Way, just above Shattuck, and you should be able to drop off your
donation at almost any time before 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley (corner of Channing & Dana)
collects small toiletries for the homeless. When the homeless dinner
is served, they can pick them up.
appreciating all donations
Contact a local homeless shelter - they are always in need of
toiletries that they can pass out to their guests. If you don't know
where they are - call 211, the recently activited social service
information network now in use in the Bay Area - they can give you
the information. I can also recommend you contact GRIP (Greater
Richmond Interfaith Program) in Richmond which operates a free lunch
program as well as the only family shelter in West County - and
despite the name, there is no religious requirement to obtain
try the Suitcase Clinic, in particular the General Clinic, which
meets Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church of
Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street at Haste Street
and here's their web site: http://www.suitcaseclinic.org/
I'm looking for an organization/charity in the East Bay where I can donate hotel toiletries,
i.e. soaps, shampoos, shower caps, etc. Ideally, I'd like to find one that benefits women and
children. Many thanks!
The Towne House at 625 Oakland Avenue in Oakland (94611) 510-658-9480 welcomes unused
toiletries for their clients. They serve people with mental health conditions who are
transitioning into independent living.
I spent a year as an intern at the Berkeley Women's Shelter and they can always use
hotel toiletries. They also take the larger sizes (preferably new bottles), but they
really need the small ones to give out individually. The shelter is located at 2140
Dwight Way, just east of Shattuck, and you can drop things off anytime after 10am,
except Wednesday, when they don't open till 12pm. Thank you for donating!
You can donate hotel toiletries to the Multi-Agency Service
Center (a BOSS program) in downtown Berkeley. MASC is a drop-in
center for homeless men and women. They provide over 200 free showers a weeek and they
provide all toiletries and towels too.
While participants wait for showers they can meet with case managers, health care
providers, mental health providers, HIV testing, etc. Call Robert Long, the Site
(510)684-7045 to arrange pick up/drop off.
I have recently completed my spring cleaning and have turned up a dozen or so
half full bottles of bubble bath, body wash, lotions, and some make-up
(eyeliner, shadow, lip sticks, lip liner). All of it is designer (MAC,
Benefit, Origins, Bed Bath Body Works) and I hate to just toss it. Does anyone
know of a shelter or other such agency that would accept glamorous but used
toiletries like these? I would also just give them away to anyone interested
if I can't find a shelter or womens' program in need. The whole lot of it fits
into a small tote bag so it's not a ton of stuff. Thanks!
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Hi, does anybody know of any women's shelter that can use unopened hair and bath
products? As a teacher I receive a lot of these from my students. For one reason or
another I can't use them and I'd hate to throw them away. Thank you.
The Women's drop-in Center at 2218 Acton Street, Berkeley CA 94702, (510) 548-2884 will take them:
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