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Important Notice: In-Kind Donation Drop Offs Currently On Pause

Due to storage limitations, Raphael House is pausing all in-kind donations with the exception of donations of items from our Amazon Wish List

Donations brought to Raphael House will not be accepted at this time. 

We maintain Amazon wish lists with our current needed items which is an easy way to make an impact where we need it most! Donations purchased through our Amazon Wish List and shipped to Raphael House are still currently accepted.

Shop Our Amazon Wish List

Raphael House can typically accept the following items:

  • [See Amazon List] New board games, books, art supplies, and toys for use as birthday presents
  • [See Amazon List] Gift cards for grocery stores, drugstores, transportation, etc. in increments of $50 -100 – contact Kellen, for a list of current gift card needs.
  • [Fully stocked] Hygiene products (sealed & not expired) – contact Kellen, for a list of current hygiene needs.
  • [See Amazon List] New blankets and bedding for twin or full-sized beds
  • [Fully stocked] New children’s socks sizes 0-7.5 (for babies and toddlers)
  • [See Amazon List] New cookware, utensils, dinnerware sets for use as gifts when families move into their own housing
  • [See Amazon List] New children’s clothing and shoes (for ages 0-18 years)
  • [Fully stocked] Diapers (unopened packages)
  • [See Amazon List] Basic cleaning supplies (sealed & not expired)
  • [Fully stocked] Gently-used baby clothing

Many of these items can also be purchased directly from our Amazon wish lists. Please note Raphael House DOES NOT have a company vehicle and is unable to arrange for pick up of any donated items.

Due to storage limitations and safety protocols, Raphael House CANNOT accept:

  • Furniture of any kind
  • Car seats and high chairs
  • Strollers and cribs, etc.
  • Perishable or expired food
  • Home-prepared or opened food items
  • Used clothing, or adult clothing of any kind (with exception of gently-used baby clothing)
  • Used mattresses and bedding
  • Used children’s toys
  • Used backpacks
  • Used kitchen or household items
  • Used electronics

If Raphael House is unable to accept your donation of goods, we suggest donating to:

623 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA, 94110

When donating to Community Thrift, please mention that you are donating on behalf of Raphael House and a percent of proceeds will go to Raphael House. Visit Website.

150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Typically accepts donations of gently-used clothing and shoes for men, women, and children, luggage, towels, linens, and unopened hygiene products. Currently, donations can be made by appointment only. Visit Website.

1380 16th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Donations accepted during specified drop in hours only, please visit their Facebook group to get updates on their current needs and events. Visit Facebook group.


The new Sell for Good program from Nextdoor, the neighborhood app, gives neighbors an easy way to fundraise. Neighbors can list items to sell and direct proceeds to support Raphael House. Learn more here.