Donate Goods

Important Notice: In-Kind Donation Drop Offs Currently Limited

Due to storage limitations, Raphael House is restricting donation drop offs to specific needed items (see list below). 

If you have donations of gift cards or any of the items we are currently accepting, please coordinate with Chloë Noonan at [email protected] or 415-345-7268, or by using this form.

Donations brought to Raphael House that are not approved and scheduled by Chloë will not be accepted.

We also 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:

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

COMMUNITY THRIFT
623 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
415-861-4910

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.

ST. ANTHONY FOUNDATION
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-241-2600

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.

SFSMILES
1380 16th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
415-412-7101

Donations accepted during specified drop in hours only, please contact Chad at [email protected] or 415-412-7101. Visit website.

SELL FOR GOOD- NEXTDOOR

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.