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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and availability.
To Becky's Boutique,
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: 866.244.8464. Action Donation Services picks up anywhere in the U.S.A.!!