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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
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
Winter Weather Gear:
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Rain Boots
  • Tarps
  • Ponchos
  • Waterproof/Warm Coats
Highly requested / Other
  • New underwear
  • Bras
  • Sanitary products
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Books

Got Questions?

For inquiries about in-kind donations, please contact Mayte De los Reyes, Client Services Receptionist, on 415-457-8182 or email [email protected].

If you have any questions about cash donations or doing corporate volunteer programs, please contact Annie Everett, Marketing & Development Assistant on (415) 847-8043 or email [email protected]

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Together, we can provide our most vulnerable neighbors the critical support they need year-round.