Frequently, survivors and their children show up at the Safe House with nothing but the clothes on their back. You can support these families escaping intimate partner abuse by providing a few essential items.
Making a Donation
1. Check out our featured Immediate Need
This is an item we have an immediate need for. Items in this section are often something less likely to be donated but are essential to the safety and support of our clients.
2. Check out our Always Needed list
These items are essential ongoing needs for survivors fleeing abuse.
3. Consider giving a gift card
We love gift cards! Gift cards provide survivors with the dignity to purchase exactly what they need when they need it. Gift cards to supermarkets and gas stations are good ones.
4. Give us a call
Ready to donate? Give us a call, and we can coordinate the best time to receive your donation and ensure your donation will be given where it is most needed. Please note that CORA does not currently accept donations of used clothing, but we can direct you to our partner organizations that do. You can reach us at 650-652-0800.
Immediate Need: Back to School Supplies for Child Clients
You can also purchase items for our clinicians to incorporate in their therapy sessions! These toys and games help build resilience and healthy coping skills: Children’s Program Wish List
Note: You do not need to call in advance of purchasing these items. If you’re purchasing items from Amazon, make sure to sign up for Amazon Smile and designate CORA your preferred charity. When you do, CORA receives a small percentage of the total of your order at no cost to you! Learn more about Amazon Smile.
New Socks – for men, women and children
New Sweatshirts and Pants – all sizes
New Underwear – for men, women and children
Shampoo (full size)
Shower gel (full size)
Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 & 6)
New Infant Rockers/Activity Chairs
New Infant Car Seats
Washers and Dryers
New Vacuum Cleaners
Supermarket (Safeway, Trader Joe’s) Gift Cards
Target Gift Cards
Kohl’s Gift Cards
Cinemark Theaters Gift Cards
Gas Gift Cards
On occasion we need large appliances like stoves and refrigerators. If you have a large appliance in good working condition that you would like to donate, and would like to inquire regarding our current need for such an item, please call our office at 650-652-0800.