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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Top 5 Guest Needs:

  • Earbuds
  • Hair bonnets
  • Face moisturizer
  • Combs/brushes for texture hair
  • Razors

Top 5 Shelter Needs:

  • Coffee cups
  • Beverage tumblers
  • Coffee
  • Powdered coffee creamer
  • Instant oatmeal

Last updated: 3/15/2023

Guest Needs:

  • Black hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, styling agents)
  • Rubber flip-flops (shower shoes)
  • Tampons
  • Cough drops
  • Travel size hygiene items:
    • deodorant
    • body wash
    • shampoo & conditioner
    • toothpaste
    • face moisturizer

Shelter Needs:

  • Food storage containers (plastic)
  • Stainless forks
  • Dinner plates
  • Large frying pans
  • 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.