How To Get Involved

Physical Donations

NOTE: For all donations, please call ahead to schedule a drop off time with Marlene at 831-883-8387 x238 or   When possible, please try to send a picture(s) of your items.

We need:

  • Non perishable food items
  • New Personal Hygiene Products (Toothbrushes, combs, brushes, etc.)
  • Winter clothing (jackets, sweaters, knit caps, thermal underwear, socks)
  • Clothing (Clean, serviceable men’s, women’s, and children’s)
  • Linens for smaller beds-twins, doubles (bed linen, towels, pillows etc.)
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Furniture (Lamps, Night stands, Coffee Tables, Small dining tables with chairs, Stand up dressers, small bed frames – please no mattresses unless new/unwrapped)
  • Small Kitchen Appliances (toasters, hand-mixers, blenders, coffee makers, microwaves, toaster ovens, juicers, crock pots, electric skillets, woks)
  • Cleaning supplies (dish soap, sponges/bottle brushes, SOS pads, handi-wipes, disinfectant, paper towels, dish rack for sink, toilet paper, light bulbs, energy-efficient laundry detergent, mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners)

Thank you, but we do NOT need:

  • Queen and larger beds/bedding
  • Mattresses (unless new-not previously used, and wrapped)
  • Large sofas – 6’+
  • Knick-knacks and shelf decor
  • Office supplies
  • File cabinets
  • Newspapers, books, magazines
  • Appliances or electronics that do not work or are missing cables/remotes, etc.

Alternatives to Donating Items VTC isn’t able to Use:


Please consider a financial donation. Your contribution goes directly to the Veterans in our Coming Home Program and is tax deductible.


Reach out to the following agencies:

  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • Salvation Army
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Habitat for Humanities “ReStore”
  • Last Chance Store

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