Donate Goods

Your gift changes lives.

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Marie Kondoing your place or have a lot of donations?

If your donation is less than 10 bags of clothing, please note that you do not need to schedule an appointment. Please come within our regular donation drop off hours listed below.

If your donation does exceed 10 bags/boxes of clothing, please schedule a donation drop off with our Donations Coordinator Shirley Craig at  shirleyc@downtownwomenscenter.org

Are you a clothing company seeking to donate new clothes? Please contact: lindat@downtownwomenscenter.org.

 We now accept donations Friday- Tuesday from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Your donations directly benefit women experiencing homelessness and are an important boost to our programs.

We’re Currently In Need Of:

Gift Cards

  • We are collecting $10 and $20 gift cards to Food 4 Less, The 99 Cents Store, Ralph’s, and Target. Gift cards can be mailed to:
    Downtown Women’s Center, Attn: Amanda Loso, 442 S San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or dropped off at the Front Desk between 8am and 3pm.

Clothing & Accessories 

  • Socks – new only
  • Adult Diapers and Pull-Ups – all sizes
  • Underwear/bras – new only
  • Women’s clothing and shoes
  • Plus-sized women’s career clothing
  • Sun hats and baseball caps

Clothing must be new or gently used and freshly laundered. Shoes should be bagged or tied together. 

Emergency Items

  • Tote bags and rolling luggage
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Flashlights
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen

Household Items

  • Sheets and comforters (full/queen size)
  • Towels
  • Pots and pans
  • Utensils
  • Vacuums
  • Portable space heaters
  • Cleaning supplies – new and unopened only (Read more about assembling Clean Home Kits here).

Personal Hygiene

  • Sanitary pads – new and unopened
  • Adult diapers – new and unopened
  • Travel sized toiletries – new and unopened (Read more about assembling Toiletry Kits here).

Arts and Enrichment

  • Knitting needles and crochet hooks
  • Puzzles and games

Vehicle Donations

You can donate just about any motor vehicle and receive a tax deduction for your donation. Complete and submit this form, or call toll-free (855) 392-1227 (855-DWC-1-CAR) to arrange a convenient pickup time. We’ll pick up your vehicle, give you a receipt, and take care of the rest!


We’re Unable to Accept:

  • Razors
  • Tampons
  • Goods for children or babies (cribs, strollers, toys, clothing)
  • Mattresses
  • Televisions
  • Old computer monitors
  • Large furniture
  • Soiled or broken items
  • Most food donations (Due to health and safety risks, all food donations must be coordinated with our Kitchen Manager prior to delivery.)

How to Donate Your Goods:

We accept donations at our Day Center at 442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 on Friday through Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We also accept donations at our MADE by DWC Resale Boutique at 325 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 on Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Contact us if you have any questions here.