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In-Kind Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating in-kind items to the YWCA of San Diego County.

Please note that due to a current excess of stock, we are currently unable to accept donations of adult clothing. If you have a donation, please click here for other organizations that may be able to use your clothing items. We still gratefully accept donations of children's clothing (size 12M and up) and household items.

All clothing donations must be clean and in wearable condition. We do not have the staff or resources available to mend or clean items. We greatly appreciate donations of new and gently used household items including kitchenware, silverware, sheets, and towels. We ask that all items be freshly cleaned and in working order. Donations of toiletries and cosmetics including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and make-up are appreciated however these items must be new and unopened. 

Items we cannot accept:

  • Used children's toys
  • Mattresses
  • Children's car seats
  • Used medication
  • Used undergarments
  • Food that is opened or past its expiration date 
  • Diapers in size NB to 2 - We do however greatly need diapers in sizes 3-6.

If you have a donation to make, please drop if off to the YWCA's main administration on 1012 C Street, San Diego CA 92101 on Monday OR Thursday between 9am and 5:30pm.Please be aware that we cannot accept any donations outside of these hours. If you cannot make it to our office during these hours, please scroll to the bottom of this page for some alternate donation sites. Please be aware that we unfortunately do not have parking allocated for our building - there are however several metered parking spaces alongside the building on 10th Avenue.

Please be aware that we cannot accept donations outside of the hours outlined above. If you cannot make it to our offices during these hours, please click here to view some other organizations that would be very happy to receive your donation. Please also be aware that we are closed on some public holidays - please call 619.239.0355 x244 prior to dropping off donations on public holidays. 

All clothing and household items are taken to Becky's Boutique, a small "thrift shop-style" store where residents in the YWCA's programs are able to shop at no cost. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run the Boutique. If you are interested, please email with your interest and availability. 

To Becky's Boutique,
Thank you for all that you do. Not only have you given me the opportunity to dress like a 'normal' person, you let me feel like a princess each time I enter the store. We are so blessed to have Becky's Boutique and it takes special people to run the store. Thank you!
~ Kristy, Resident of Becky's House® Emergency Shelter 

Want to donate a item in need but don't have anything at home?
Check out our Amazon wishlist!
Every item on this list is needed in one of our programs and will be gratefully appreciated! You can order & pay online and then have the item shipped directly to our offices. Please make sure to complete a gift receipt with your contact information if you would like to receive a tax receipt for this donation.
Thank you so much for your support!

Wish List:

 We also have need for other larger or more specific items from time to time.
Below is a current wishlist of items. 

Current HIGH Need:

  • Double stroller
  • Television
  • Dresser and Coffee Table - We have a new family moving into our Becky's House® Transitions program but they need a little help to get their unit ready. 
  • Lanyards
  • Fans
  • Twin-size Vinyl Zippered Mattress Covers (Preferably NEW - Available from Target)
  • Gas gift cards and VISA gift card in small increments ($10, $15, $20)
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Bed Pillows (NEW only)
  • Silverware
  • New or very gently used twin size sheet sets 
  • New or very gently used bath towels
  • Diapers (Size 4-5) and wipes
  • Adult diapers


  • Conference Table with Chairs
  • Kitchen Table and Chairs (Small/4 seater)
  • Dresser
  • Coffee Table

Household Items:

  • Twin size Vinyl Zippered Mattress Covers (Preferably NEW - Available from Target)
  • New or very gently used comforters and blankets (Twin size preferred)
  • New or very gently used Twin linens (fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillow cases)
  • NEW Twin Size Mattress Pads and Mattress Protectors
  • NEW Bed Pillows
  • New or very gently used Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
  • New or very gently used  Pots & Pans
  • New or very gently used silverware
  • Fans
  • Wall Clock 
  • Alarm clock
  • Reusable Plastic Plates, Bowls and Cups
  • Vacuum Cleaner

Children/Baby Items:

  • Double Stroller
  • Folding Strollers
  • Play Therapy Items (NEW only) i.e. children's toys, coloring books etc.
  • Wii Remotes
  • Wii/Xbox/Playstation Video Games for Teenagers

Personal Care Items:

  • Diapers - specifically size 4 and 5 & wipes
  • Personal Care Products for Men, for example shaving cream, aftershave lotion, male deodorant, razors etc. 
  • Hand Soap and Sanitizer 
  • Lice/Nit removal kits
  • Laundry detergent
  • General Medications and First Aid Items: Tylenol/Advil (for adults, children, and for prgenant women), Allergey Relief (for Adults and Children), Neosporin, Burn Cream, Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen, Cotton Balls, Halls, Tums, and Pepto-Bismol
  • Cleaning Supplies (Brooms, Ajax, Clorox, Pine Cleaner, Air Fresheners, Plug Ins etc.)


  • Lanyards
  • Office Supplies: 9 x 12 Envelopes, Purple pocket folders, and post-it notes
  • Gift Cards/Certificates to places such as Target, Wal-Mart, Von's, Albertson's, Ralph's, Trader Joe's, Sears, etc. 
  • Day passes/Tokens for Bus and Trolley
  • Tickets to movies, sporting events, theme parks
  • Reusable Shopping Bags

If you have a furniture item or other large donation piece, please email Monique Burley, Development Associate, on with a detailed description of the item and a recent photograph or click here to complete an online In Kind Donation Form.

If the item is needed, please be aware that pick-up may not be possible. In the case that the item is of high need, pick-up may be arranged however please be aware that it may take up to two weeks for the pick-up to be coordinated.

Vehicle Donations


Donating a Car, Boat, or RV that's no longer needed to the YWCA of San Diego County is a great way to provide critical funding to our programs.  The YWCA works with an organization called Action Donation Services in order to coordinate vehicle donations. 

Action Donation Services evaluates each and every donation on a case by case basis. Whenever financially beneficial, Action Donation Services will repair, refurbish, and properly prepare donated property for sale. The ultimate goal is to maximize the selling price. Action Donation Services also has the option of selling property on the retail market (not wholesale) in order to achieve the maximum resale value. When feasible, property which is sold at auction is carefully prepared to bring the maximum price. This unique feature of the Action Donation Services greatly increases the income generated for the charities for each donation. This can also dramatically increase the maximum legal tax deduction available for the donor. 

Action Donation Services will issue your tax receipt on behalf of the YWCA of San Diego County and mail it to you as soon as your donated property is sold.

For more information or to receive a "no obligation" evaluation of your potential donation please contact Action Donation Services by Clicking Here.

Or Please call Toll Free: 866.244.8464. Action Donation Services picks up anywhere in the U.S.A.!!

24 hour emergency hotline: 619.234.3164