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Gifts In Kind

What would you choose?
  • Paying electric bill in the winter or buying diapers for your infant?
  • Buying deodorant or buying food for your child?
  • Buying household cleaning supplies or buying needed medication?

Home and Personal Care Items

Many of our clients face these choices on an ongoing basis. Your donation of personal items and household supplies can make the difference between keeping a job and maintaining housing -- or losing them.  

Our clients arrive in our programs without basic essentials all households require to create a home.  You can purchase these items and either deliver them to LSS.  While we do not have devoted staff or a vehicle to pick up donated items, with advance notice, we can make arrangements.  Contact our Development team at or call us at 925.825.1060.

Or, consider purchasing from Amazon Smile and the items will be sent directly to LSS -- and a small percentage of your purchase will be donated back to LSS!

  • New bedding, including twin, full and queen sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillowcases
  • New bath and kitchen essentials - floor mats, hand towels and wash cloths, pots and pans, flatware, utensils, and dishes
  • Cleaning supplies, including brooms mops, and new or gently used vacuum cleaners
  • Microwaves (compact sizes)*
  • New or gently used recreational equipment (basketballs, footballs, frisbees)
  • New or gently used toys and bikes, including preschool age (big wheels, tricycles)
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • New or gently used home decor and small unupholstered furniture (e.g., lamps, end tables, nightstands, framed art)*
  • $25 VISA gift cards for emergency needs (e.g., utilities, food, clothing)
  • Bus, BART, or taxi vouchers
  • Gift cards to Safeway, Big Lots, Target, WalMart, Dollar Store, etc.
  • Gift certificates for prepared holiday meals
  • Movie and museum passes for the youth center outings

* Make sure you contact Development to discuss the size of and the immediate need for these items.

Vehicle Donations

LSS of Northern California gratefully accepts vehicle donations through our local fundraising partner, Car Donation Services. You may donate your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, personal watercraft, trailer, or RV. The vehicle does not need to be in running condition, and pick up is free. Car Donation Services, located in Napa, CA, is a reputable and trustworthy partner in fundraising. Car Donation Services will arrange the pick up of your vehicle, provide you with a donation receipt and all tax related documents, and process the DMV paperwork on your behalf.

Please fill out the online vehicle donation form or call 1 (888) 686-4483 to get started. Be sure to let them know you want the proceeds from your vehicle to benefit LSS of Northern California.

Contact the Development Office at (925) 825-1060 ext. 15 or email us at if you have questions.

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