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In-Kind Giving

Ritter Center accepts in-kind donations year-round. Our Client Services team assembles and distributes care and hygiene kits to clients who are experiencing homelessness. We are accept donations of new/unused items Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Ritter Street in San Rafael. Please note: Due to staff shortages, our Food Pantry is closed to clients on Thursdays but can we can still take donations.

High-need food items:

  • Tuna fish
  • Dried fruit
  • Protein bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chili
  • Chunky-style soups
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce (please, make sure to check expiration dates)

Care & Hygiene kit items:

  • Small bar soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrush (packaged)
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving razors
  • Face wash/wipes
  • Body wash/wipes
  • Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Nail clippers
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Coats
  • Ponchos (wet months)
  • Blankets
  • Hats and caps

Other items:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Shoes
  • Department store and grocery store gift cards
  • Books

If you have any questions about in-kind donations, please contact Jorge Garcia, Client Services Manager, on 415-457-8182 or email [email protected].

If you have any questions about cash donations, please contact Jessica Hansen, Chief Development Officer, on 415-457-8182 x 129 or email [email protected]

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Together, we can provide our most vulnerable neighbors the critical support they need during this health and economic crisis.