Donations

Donate Goods and/or Services to Encompass Community Services!

Please help our programs obtain everyday items for the clients, staff, and facilities!

We are very grateful for your generosity!

Please note that we do not have a storage facility, so any donations must go directly to the programs. We will do our very best to respond quickly to any donation offers, but with many program sites throughout the county, it can take as much as a week to connect your donation with the location where it can be of the greatest use. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

Please also note that our programs cannot accept any used mattresses, regardless of condition.

To donate by check or credit card, please go back to the donation homepage.

Child and Family Development Programs

  1. Aquariums and fish for center sites
  2. New classroom and children's furniture
  3. Books
  4. Trikes and helmets
  5. Plants and trees for playgrounds
  6. Mini-van
  7. Lumber

CFDP also needs household furniture (especially beds - including mattresses - and dining sets) and working refrigerator/freezers for in-need families. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for donations to in-need families to be picked up.


Community Recovery Services

  1. Gas-powered washing machines and clothes dryers in good working order (gas only, please - no electric)
  2. Two regular kitchen-sized refigerators (SCRR)
  3. A digital projector and projection screen (SCRR)
  4. Toiletries/Personal items (shampoo, bath soap, razors, deodorants, toothbrushes, etc.)
  5. Appliances
  6. Bus passes for clients
  7. Movie/event passes
  8. Men's and women’s clothing
  9. Twin size sheets, blankets, and other bedding
  10. Bath towels
  11. Rugs
  12. Lamps
  13. Drapes or blinds
  14. Dressers
  15. Alarm clocks
  16. Hangers
  17. Shower curtains
  18. Auto and power tool supplies - tools, motor oil, shop vacuum
  19. Smoke alarms
  20. Kitchen items - blender, toaster, microwave, tableware, glasses, pots and pans, cooking knives, silverware
  21. Yard equipment - lawn mower, weed whacker, leaf blower, hoes and rakes, shovels, hoses
  22. Firewood - must be free of paint and nails
  23. A laptop computer for the Watsonville DUI/Domestic Violence Program

Gemma:

  1. Clothes dryer
  2. Refrigerator

Community Support Services

Casa Pacific:

  1. Leather couches (one two-seater and one three-seater)
  2. Yoga mats
  3. Lawn and garden furniture (picnic bench, park bench, chairs, etc.)

El Dorado Center:

  1. Night stands (16)
  2. Nice chairs for groups (16)
  3. Twin beds (frames that stand on legs - not captain's beds) (4)
  4. Office chairs
  5. Benches (2)
  6. New professional restaurant refrigerator
  7. Recreational equipment
  8. New carpeting
  9. Awnings

Housing Support Services:

  1. Donation of deep cleaning house service (one time or biannual)
  2. Backyard table and chair set with umbrella
  3. New vacuum cleaner
  4. Carpet steam cleaner
  5. Bedside lamps
  6. Small nightstands
  7. Small dressers in good condition
  8. New bathmats and kitchen mats
  9. Room dividers
  10. Twin bed comforters
  11. Twin bed sheet sets
  12. New pillows
  13. Microwave

River Street Shelter:

  1. Couch (full-sized, non-cloth)
  2. Blankets
  3. Towels
  4. Twin sheets
  5. Pillow cases
  6. Cups and bowls
  7. Silverware (especially spoons)
  8. Bunk beds and ladders
  9. Set of 16 rolling chairs for dining room table
  10. Dressers in good condition
  11. Bookcases in good condition
  12. Toiletries/Personal items (shampoo, bath soap, razors, combs, deodorants, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  13. Clothing (especially sweatpants for men and women)

Santa Cruz AIDS Project:

  1. Socks
  2. Laundry soap
  3. Toiletries/Personal items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, razors, lotion)

Second Story:

  1. Cups and glasses
  2. Kitchen equipment (including mixers, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, cookware in good condition)
  3. Shelving or drawers to fit an Amana freezer-on-top refrigerator
  4. A small safe
  5. Ping pong table
  6. Pool table
  7. Croquet set
  8. Webcam
  9. 30ft+ HDMI cable
  10. Metal shelves
  11. Sheets
  12. Towels
  13. Coffee

Telos:

  1. Gazebo
  2. Dishwasher
  3. A sturdy, locking shed
  4. Leather couches
  5. Mini-van
  6. Car
  7. 10 Captain's beds
  8. New carpeting
  9. Area rugs
  10. Good quality, sturdy office chairs
  11. Musical instruments
  12. Art supplies

Transition Age Youth Programs:

  1. Clothing in good condition (larger sizes for both men and women, especially button down shirts, ties, undershirts, jeans, gloves, jackets, sweatshirts and socks)
  2. Sleeping bags
  3. Backpacks
  4. Bikes
  5. Housewares for young adults moving into independent housing (towels, sets of dishes, glasses, silverware, cookware, bedding, blankets, blenders, toasters, microwaves, mops, brooms, etc.)
  6. Books for young adults
  7. Toiletries
  8. Gift cards (food, movies, Boardwalk, etc.)

Youth Services Programs

(Many sites throughout the County)

  1. 8-passenger vans and/or station wagons in good working condition
  2. Bus passes
  3. Gift Certificates for food, clothing, youth needs
  4. Gift Certificates for youth incentives and rewards at Ross, McDonalds, Burger King, Erik’s Deli, coffee shops, bakeries, movie theaters, CVS, K-Mart, Target, Capitola Mall, etc.
  5. Yard maintenance equipment (lawn mower, weed whacker, branch saw, electric hedge trimmer, shovels, garden tools, hoes, rakes)
  6. Outdoor activities (soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs, nets, footballs, badminton, horseshoes, ping pong tables, etc.)
  7. Flat-screen TV and DVD player that's compatible with a VCR
  8. Someone to do brick work/tile work on the patio at YSN
  9. Art supplies
  10. Board games
  11. Paperback books that are of a positive tone for the lending/trading library
  12. Old hardcover books to decorate the shelves (old encyclopedias, leather-bound volumes, etc.)
  13. DVDs appropriate for teens
  14. Nice couches, including a matching sofa and loveseat
  15. A wooden park bench for the memorial garden
  16. Dark wood end tables
  17. Framed art
  18. Vacuum cleaners
  19. Flatware (silverware)
  20. Bowls (cereal/soup size)

Youth Services East Lake Avenue

  1. Silverware
  2. Kitchen knives
  3. Good-quality cookware
  4. Office chairs
  5. Art supplies
  6. Magazines (for collages)
  7. Bus passes
  8. Gift Certificates for food, clothing, youth needs
  9. Gift Certificates for youth incentives and rewards at Ross, McDonalds, Burger King, Erik’s Deli, coffee shops, bakeries, movie theaters, CVS, K-Mart, Target, Capitola Mall, etc.
  10. Art supplies
  11. Board games

We are very grateful for your generosity!

Please note that we do not have a storage facility, so any donations must go directly to the programs. We will do our very best to respond quickly to any donation offers, but with many program sites throughout the county, it can take as much as a week to connect your donation with the location where it can be of the greatest use. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

Please also note that our programs cannot accept any used mattresses, regardless of condition.

Contact: Carmen.Goodwin@encompasscs.org
(831) 469-1700 x 1013 - Carmen Goodwin