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 and other essentials for distribution to our unsheltered neighbors, especially at the Wood Street Commons encampment in West Oakland.  Hear from some residents of Wood Street about one minute into this video documentary,  and in this new video by Caron Creighton.

You can help:

Donations to the Homeless Depot at Kehilla:

The Depot is open for donations twice per month, on the first Tuesday and the third Sunday of the month, 10 AM to 12 PM.

The next Donation Drop-Off Dates at Kehilla will be Tuesday, February 7th and Sunday, February 19th, 10 AM to 12 PM.

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

We need both men’s and women’s clothing.  Please, no children’s clothes. No sheets, no fancy pillows or bedding.

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
  • 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
  • Small bottles of shampoo
  • Small tubes of Toothpaste
  • New toothbrushes
  • Baby Wipes
  • First Aid supplies (bandages, antibiotic cream, tylenol, etc.)
  • Towels
Women’s Clothing 

  • 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

  • Cat Food, Dog Food
  • Waterproof Dog Jackets
  • Collars, Leashes and Pet Carriers
Cookware – New or in Good Condition

  • Sturdy Pots and Pans

Gift Cards

  • Gas cards, Target, etc.

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