Donate Goods

Coordinate a Donation Drop Off

Your in-kind donations enable Raphael House to continue our programs and allow families to maintain their financial stability. Due to storage limitations and COVID-19 safety protocols, please read all details on donating goods to help us keep families and staff safe.

All donations must be coordinated with our Community Engagement Manager Kellen Sarver at [email protected] or 415-345-7265, or by using this form. Donations brought to Raphael House without prior approval 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. You can view our Amazon wish lists here.

Raphael House can typically accept the following items:

  • ** Current Need 12 IKEA “LENAST Waterproof mattress protectors, white – 28 x 63″
  • New board games, books, art supplies, and toys for use as birthday presents
  • New blankets and bedding for twin or full sized beds
  • New cookware, utensils, dinnerware sets for use as gifts when families move into their own housing
  • [Currently fully stocked] New children’s clothing and shoes (for ages 0-18 years)
  • [Currently fully stocked] New children’s socks and underwear
  • Gift cards for grocery stores, drugstores, transportation, etc. in increments of $50 -100 – contact Kellen [email protected] for a list of current gift card needs.
  • Hygiene products (sealed & not expired)
  • Art supplies
  • Diapers (unopened packages)
  • Basic cleaning supplies (sealed & not expired)
  • 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 contact Chad at [email protected] or 415-412-7101. Visit website.


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.