Your Donations Bring Warmth to the Unsheltered

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in Homeless Action Blog | No Comments
Your Donations Bring Warmth to the Unsheltered

The Kehilla Homeless Action Committee continues to collect clothing, tents, and other essentials for distribution to our unsheltered neighbors, especially at the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland.  Hear from some residents of Wood Street about one minute into this video documentary.  You can help:

Donations to the Homeless Depot at Kehilla:

Donation Drop-Off Dates at Kehilla are the first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM.

All items donated should be CLEAN and in good condition / new or gently-used / something that you would use yourself.

Please, no dress clothes, no open-toe shoes or shoes with heels (just flat shoes).  No children’s clothes. No sheets, no fancy pillows or bedding.  At this time, women’s clothes are NOT needed.

We have a special request from some residents at the Wood Street encampment for basic garden tools such as shovels, rakes, trowels, etc.

Please do not bring any items not on this list without prior approval from the Homeless Action Committee.

Thank you for your amazing support!

General Items

  • Tarps
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Gift cards for food (Safeway, etc.)
  • Rodent-proof containers (5 gallon w/lid)
  • Water containers with spigots
  • Small plastic bottles – travel sized, clean, flip top.
  • Masks
  • Headlamps
  • Pillows
  • Suitcases with wheels
Hygiene Items

  • Toiletry bags – waterproof and opaque
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • New bars of Soap
  • Tampons and Pads (menstrual and incontinence)
  • Condoms
  • Bottles of Shampoo
  • New tubes of Toothpaste
  • New toothbrushes
  • Baby Wipes
  • First Aid supplies (bandages, antibiotic cream, tylenol, etc.)
  • Towels
Women’s Clothing –

NOT needed at this time

  • Warm Jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Bras
  • T Shirts
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Casual Pants
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
Men’s Clothing

  • Warm jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
  • Belts
  • T Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (not dress shirts)
  • Casual Pants
Pet Supplies

  • Dog Food
Gift Cards

  • Gas cards, Target, etc.

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