Critical Needs This Month

When our homeless neighbors find housing, they need to transport their personal belongings in clean suitcases or duffel bags. This month, we have a goal of collecting 40 gently used or new carry-on sized suitcases or duffel bags. Make a difference by donating today!

 

Where to Bring Your Donation

Donations are accepted at the Courtyard 7 days a week, between 7 am to 7 pm. You may call us first at (714) 494-9418 to coordinate your donation drop off, but no appointment is necessary. Get directions to the Courtyard. Please ask staff for a donation receipt.

On-Going Donation Needs

We are always in need of the following donations! You can check out our wishlist of needed donations on Amazon, or scroll through the lists below.

General Items

  • carry-on sized suitcases/duffel bags
  • blankets
  • a 2-shelf utility cart
  • shoe rack
  • rolling clothes rack
  • tampons & pads
  • latex gloves
  • laundry detergent
  • 3 oz. paper Dixie cups
  • adult incontinence pull-ups
  • razors & shaving cream
  • new underwear
  • liquid hand soap
  • 30 day regular bus passes
  • 1 day regular bus passes

Food

  • cases of Cup of Noodles
  • non-perishable snacks such as protein bars, fruit cups, chips, etc.
  • plastic forks and spoons
  • 1-gallon Ziploc bags
  • paper plates
  • disposable coffee cups
  • paper bowls
  • cases of water bottles
  • instant oatmeal packs
  • non-dairy powder creamer
  • bulk sugar
  • assembled ready-to-go meals (please see details directly below)

Assembled Ready-to-Go Meals

Because we rely on volunteers to supply our homeless neighbors with hot meals, there are times when no hot meal is available. We use these ready-to-go meal packs as backup meals so that Courtyard residents don’t go hungry. We go through about 400 lunch packs and 200 breakfast packs weekly. Even if you’re not able to donate a week’s supply, any amount helps!

Lunch Packs

  • 1 Cup of Noodle
  • 2 protein bars
  • 1 bag of chips or other snacks
  • 1 fruit cup
  • 1 fork
  • 1 napkin

Breakfast Packs

  • 1 instant oatmeal packet
  • 2 protein bars
  • 1 fruit cup
  • 1 paper bowl
  • 1 fork
  • 1 napkin

If you have a group of volunteers interested in assembling meal packs on-site, fill out our Volunteer Application! Note that on-site volunteers must be 18 years or older.
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If you have minors in your group, you are welcome to assemble meal packs off-site, then drop them off for donation at the Courtyard. Contact us to coordinate an off-site volunteer opportunity.