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Donate Goods

Thank you for your interest in supporting YWCA of San Diego County through the donation of in-kind goods. Please see below for a current list of accepted items.

Drop-off appointments: Please arrange a drop-off appointment in advance by contacting the development office at 619.239.0355 x225 or development@ywcasandiego.org.

Vehicle donations: If you are interested in donating your vehicle, learn more about our simple and easy process. Our partner, Action Donation Services, handles everything for you and will issue a tax receipt.

In-Kind Donation Guidelines


  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, gas cards, etc.)
  • Tickets to movies, sporting events, and theme parks

Clothing and Accessories

Due to an ample inventory, donations of clothing and accessories are on hold. 


  • New comforters, blankets and bed linens (twin only)
  • New bath towels
  • New pots and pans, silverware, dishes, and kitchen utensils
  • New blenders, fans, vacuum cleaners and clocks


  • Double and single strollers
  • New children's toys and unused coloring books

Personal Care (new items only)

  • Diapers and wipes
  • General personal care products and toiletries (hair products, body soap, razors, deodorant, and other items)


Donations of furniture must be approved in advance on a case-by-case basis. Please send a recent photo and dimensions of the item to development@ywcasandiego.org. If a pick up is required, also indicate your requested location and timeframe.

  • Kitchen table and four chairs
  • Small sofas (vinyl/leather only)
  • Dressers
  • Coffee tables
  • Full bed frame (twin only)

YWCA is unable to accept the following items:

  • Clothing that is stained, torn, or dirty
  • Used sheets and towels
  • Used children's toys
  • Used mattresses
  • Children's car seats
  • Medication
  • Used undergarments
  • Expired food