There are several ways to donate goods to Hamilton Families – see below for specifics. Thanks for considering a donation and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Please contact our Development Team at (415) 409-2100 ext. 121 or volunteer@hamiltonfamilies.org.

Staff and volunteers keep the clothing closet organized

Staff and volunteers keep the clothing closet organized

Toiletries, etc. (HIGH NEED, ongoing; we do not budget to purchase these items for our participants, so rely 100% on donations):

  • Diapers—especially sizes 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Baby wipes
  • Tide Pods (or any brand laundry pods)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (especially children’s sizes and

    larger adult sizes)

  • Travel-size soap/shampoo/lotion/conditioner
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

New or gently-used clothing (ongoing):

  • Children’s clothes
  • Baby clothes
  • Women’s clothing, especially XL
  • Maternity clothes
  • Men’s clothing

Baby Items (HIGH NEED, ongoing):

  • Burp towels
  • Baby blankets
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottles
  • Thermometers
  • Sippy cups
  • Baby Strollers

Participant Supplies (ongoing):

  • Master Lock combination locks
  • Twin-sized blankets
  • Twin-sized sheets (white)
  • Pillowcases (white)
  • Shower curtains
  • White towels
  • 55-gallon garbage bags
  • 30-gallon compostable bags
  • Non-toxic cleaning solution

Larger items (HIGH NEED):

  • 5-10 small dressers (preferably metal; good


  • Living room furniture set (good condition)
  • Rug for Children’s Playroom (good condition)
  • 2-3 office desks (good condition)

Office Supplies (ongoing need; these are not direct donations to participants, but they are a huge expense for the shelter):

  • Office paper
  • Notepads (Steno)
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Staples
  • ape
  • Post-its
  • Thumbtacks
  • Manila folders