Our Current Needs

Thank you for your interest in donating to The Delores Project. We depend on the generous support of our donors in order to serve our community.

Women, transgender women, transgender men, and nonbinary individuals stay in our Shelter and participate in our Continued Care Rehousing Program. We serve all genders and all ages in our Supportive Housing Apartments. Please choose items that are gender-inclusive to accommodate all community members.

Due to limited storage space and staff capacity, we only accept scheduled donations of items from our Top Needs or Ongoing Needs listed below.

New, unexpired, and unopened items preferred.



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Last updated: 1/26/2023

  • Bath towels
  • Food storage containers (plastic)
  • Stainless forks and spoons
  • Dinner plates
  • Rubber flip-flops (shower shoes)
  • Tampons
  • Cough drops
  • Travel size Vaseline
  • Reusable grocery bags (will accept gently used)
  • Underwear and boxer shorts (size Medium)
  • Black hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, styling agents)
  • Combs & brushes (good for detangling)
  • Travel size hygiene items:
    • deodorant
    • body wash
    • shampoo & conditioner
    • toothpaste
  • Washcloths
  • Disposable surgical masks (not K95/KN95 please)
  • Coffee cups
  • Beverage tumblers
  • Donate a Meal


While we appreciate every gift, we have limited storage space and staff capacity. At this time, we do not need the following items:

  • Canned goods and pantry items (prepared foods)
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Clothing
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Books and magazines

Please consider donating those items to one of these wonderful organizations instead:

Please keep in mind that we cannot distribute the following items to our community members:

  • Items with a religious or political theme/message, including cards or handwritten notes
  • Bath salts or bath bombs
  • Candles
  • OTC medicines, vitamins, or supplements
  • Alcoholic beverages, alcohol-flavored foods, or alcoholic accessories (e.g., a bottle opener)
  • Items containing CBD or THC

Host a Donation Drive

A great option for folks who have less predictable schedules is to host a donation drive! Download our Donation Drive Kit.

Please email volunteer@thedeloresproject.org to learn more.