Thank you for your interest in wanting to support A Safe Place.  In general, we do not accept furniture or used clothing items.  Due to limited storage capacity, we accept only items we currently need.
The following items are extremely helpful in allowing us to continue to support victims of domestic violence and their families:


Shelter Needs:
Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths
Twin pillowcases
Twin fitted and flat sheets
Twin blankets
Alarm clocks
Food mixer

Rice Cooker

Electric Wok

General Needs:
Women’s underwear sizes 2-8
Women’s bras  all sizes
Pajamas sizes s-xxl
Robes  sizes s-xxl
Slippers   sizes 5-11
New Toiletries-Toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, shampoo and hair conditioner, combs and brushes, soaps
Gift cards

Children --Toddler to 17 years old –boys and girls:

Give Aways for Teen Activities:
Subway, Burger King, McDonald’s, movie tickets, etc.

Please consider the following with donating to A Safe Place:
Given that we provide emergency services, we do not know anything about the families until they arrive.  In addition, due to limited storage capacity, all donations must be pee-approved.  We will only accept items we need and items we can give directly to our clients.


Please be advised that unless otherwise stated or requested, we do not accept used toys, linens, furniture or clothing items. 

If you wish to donate items not posted on our website (Holiday giving, adopting a family, etc.), please contact our office before shopping.  To ensure that each family receives sponsorship for the Holidays, we will provide a list of the families in need.  The list will include:  age, gender, clothing size, etc. of each family member.
A Safe Place does not accept toy knives, swords, guns, games/videos promoting violence).  Also, please consider recalls on new any items donated for children.        
Donations via third parties - Please do not accept donations on behalf of A Safe Place without approval.    Donors requesting receipts can contact our business office. 
Once the items you wish to donate have been approved and you’re ready to deliver them, please call our office for an appointment.  Our normal delivery days are Mondays and Thursday, 10a-2pm. 
Due to the confidential nature of the work we provide, it is critical that we schedule donation deliveries
to ensure client privacy. We make specific arrangements with our donors during times that do not conflict with our clientele services.A Safe Place serves a vulnerable population and confidentiality is very important. Please work with staff within the time frame, for your donations to be accepted. Donors who do not come during arranged hours will be rescheduled.
Our staff is available to assist you with our process.  

If you have any questions please call us at (510) 986-8600

We thank you again on behalf of our families. 

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P. O. Box 23006, Oakland, CA 94623-0006

This agency is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or record or history of cancer) military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex/gender (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or relation medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA.

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