Donate Goods

Your gift changes lives.

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, DWC receives several donations of clothing, toiletries. and other items on a daily basis. We are getting organized in the new year and remodeling our donation storage areas, so we will not be accepting in-kind donations at either location from February 6-13, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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 90013or, dropped off at the Front Desk between 8am and 3pm.

Clothing & Accessories 

  • Socks – new only
  • 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 Monday through Sunday 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 Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact us if you have any questions here.