In-kind (non-monetary) donations help ECS provide clients an environment that is clean, safe, and welcoming.


ECS is always grateful for donations of:
Laundry detergent (our greatest need)
Disinfecting wipes (e.g., Clorox)
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Latex gloves in all sizes
Feminine products (tampons, pads)
Incontinence pads, adult diapers (men & women)
Personal/travel size shampoo, conditioner, & soap
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
New-in-package men’s and women’s white athletic socks
New-in-package men’s and women’s T-shirts

Used Household Furniture, Other Clothing, Household Items, Electronics

ECS partners with Community Thrift at 623 Valencia Street. Community Thrift accepts used items on behalf of non-profits, sells the items in their store, and then disburses the proceeds. Designate your items for Episcopal Community Services (ID number 0076), and ECS will receive a percentage from the sale of your items. You will receive a tax receipt from Community Thrift at time of donation, and ECS will be informed of your generosity and support. Please see for the list of items that Community Thrift is able to accept.

Office Furniture, Office Supplies, Institutional Furniture

ECS can consider these items on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Liz Pocock, Director of Housing Development & Asset Management at 415.487.3300 x1203 or


ECS does not accept donations of leftover perishable food (e.g., from corporate or social events). Please contact Food Runners at or 415.929.1866 instead. A volunteer from Food Runners will pick up the donation and deliver it to a suitable feeding program in San Francisco.

Bulk quantities of food (e.g., “50 lbs. of meat”, “12 cases of pudding”) From time to time, we may be able to accept donations of bulk quantities of food, either perishable or non-perishable. Contact Roxanne Murray at or 415.487.3300, ext. 6211 to see if your donation can be readily used in our shelter meals or CHEFS programs. We are unable to pick up donations.

Food drives, miscellaneous canned- or shelf-stable goods Please contact the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, which will be able to use your food donations most effectively to address hunger in San Francisco.

Specialized institutional kitchen and restaurant items

Our CHEFS program and shelter kitchens will happily consider donations of specialized institutional kitchenware (e.g., institutional mixers, professional knife sets, sous vide equipment, sets of restaurant-grade tableware, catering-grade chafing dishes) on a case-by-case basis. We are unable to pick up donations. Please contact Kathy Treggiari, Director of Programs at or 415.487.3300, ext. 4122 to discuss a proposed gift.

Books and DVDs

The library at our Next Door shelter is grateful for donations of books and DVDs. Please contact Amar Al Hosani, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 415.487.3300, ext. 1247 to discuss a proposed gift.

If you have any questions about donating items to ECS, please contact