Current Needs and Non-Cash Giving

Non-Cash Gifts are those donations other than financial which could benefit a homeless person or family in their struggle to better their living situation.

Items that we receive are:

  • Given to guests staying at the Rescue Mission at no cost.
  • Made available to the needy in our community.
  • Used to help us provide services and programs at the Rescue Mission.
  • Shared with other like-minded agencies, service providers and groups when a surplus exists.

 

Many supporters are generous with their giving. We recommend you itemize and give a dollar value to your items prior to making the donation. The Rescue Mission has created a Suggested Donation Valuation Chart to aid donors in placing a dollar value on their donation.

how do donations help the homeless

Here are lists of our needs at the Mission:

Kitchen & Food Pantry

  • Cooking Oil
  • Ground Beef
  • Milk/Cheese/Eggs
  • Healthy Grains/Beans (Brown rice, Barley, Quinoa, Corn Meal, Grits, Lentils, Beans, Peas)
  • Spices (Pepper, Garlic Powder, Paprika)
  • Canned Vegetables (Corn, Peas)
  • Condiments (Syrup, Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Barbecue Sauce)
  • Jam/Peanut Butter/Salad dressing
  • Fresh Fruits/Vegetables

Emergency Shelter

  • Cots
  • Bedding
  • Blankets
  • Sheet Sets (flat, fitted and pillow-case)
  • Pillows
  • Hygiene Kits (Normal and Travel Sizes)
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Shampoo, Combs and Brushes
  • Wash Cloths and Towels
  • Shower Flip-flop Sandals
  • Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent

Men’s Recovery Program

  • Study Bibles
  • Underwear/Socks (all sizes)
  • Body Wash/Bar Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Laundry Detergent

Center for Women & Children

  • Bedding
  • Blankets
  • Sheet Sets (flat, fitted and pillow-case)
  • Pillows
  • Hygiene Kits (Normal and Travel Sizes)
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Shampoo, Combs and Brushes
  • Wash Cloths and Towels
  • Study Bibles
  • Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies
  • Diapers (all sizes)

Administrative & Business Offices

  • Volunteers
  • Copy Paper (8½ x 11)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • 32-45 gal. Garbage Bags

Thanksgiving & Christmas

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If you have any questions about what need is most urgent/important, please contact Leo Freels, Food Pantry & Distribution Center Assistant Manager at (510) 215-4887 or email LeoF@BayAreaRescue.org

Where to Donate

Food Pantry & Distribution Center

123 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
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(510) 215-4887

Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 8am – 3pm
Sunday: – Closed

After Hours Donations:

200 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801

You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

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