Thank you for your interest in donating to the YWCA of San Diego County!
We welcome donations of new or gently used clothing for adults and children of all ages and sizes. We also greatly appreciate donations of new or very gently used household items (such as bedding, kitchenware, appliances etc). Donations of new or gently used clothing, household items, and new toiletries can be dropped off to the YWCA's main administrative building on 1012 C Street, San Diego CA 92101 (corner of 10th Avenue and C Street), MONDAYs and THURSDAYs between 9am and 5:30pm.
We ask that all donated items be clean, gently used, and in working order as we do not have the resources to clean or repair donations. 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, 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 x 207 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 click here to complete a volunteer application form.
Want to donate a item in need but don't have anything at home?
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:
Personal Care Items:
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) 2-GIVING or (866) 244-8464. Action Donation Services picks up anywhere in the U.S.A.!!