In-Kind Gifts at DESC

In an effort to reduce our program costs and reduce waste, we accept many types of in-kind goods that we can give our clients. Because we have clients that are homeless and some that are housed, there are a wide variety of items we can take.

Items We Accept

  • Adult clothing
  • Hygiene items
  • Small appliances and household items, except furniture
  • Non-expired, shelf-ready food that does not need to be refrigerated
  • When in doubt, email to see if what you have is something we can accept!

Items We Always Need

  • Men’s pants
  • Men’s coats
  • Women’s plus-sized clothing
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Coffee (beans or ground)
  • Sleeping bags
  • New adult-sized socks

Small donations can be dropped off at our main administrative offices at 515 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98104. For larger donations, please email to arrange a time to drop off the gifts at our Donation Processing Center in Rainier Valley.