Places to Make a Donation for the Holidays

There are lots of ways to help organizations by donating money this holiday season. Some (like the Red Cross) prefer money so they can purchase specifically what is needed. However there are also lots of places you can donate slightly used items. Here is a list where you can take those coats, blankets, toys and things that are no longer of use to you, but might be of great use to someone else.

This list is not complete and I hope that readers will comment below on other places they have used in the San Jose, Santa Clara County area for donations.  Special thanks to Cyndie and Mario Le Chuga for sharing their homework and their friendship with me.

Organization Items they take? Address/Phone Web Site
Good Will Accepts your new or gently used items — like clothing, appliances and furniture.

1080 North Seventh Street, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 869-9198
Salvation Army clothing, appliances and furniture

359 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112-5254

(408) 283-3864
Sacred Heart food, blankets, clothing, baby diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)

1381 South First St.

San Jose, CA 95110

Todd Madigan – (408) 278-2180
Second Harvest Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup) Tuna and canned meat Peanut butter Canned foods with pop-top lids Low-sugar cereals100% fruit juices in single serving boxes Canned fruit packed in juice Canned vegetables (low salt)

750 Curtner Avenue,

San Jose CA 95125

(408) 266-8866
Domestic Violence Council Children’s clothing (for 9-12 year olds) Diapers Size 4, 5 and 6 Socks/Underwear Comforters and blanketsPillows (standard) TowelsFull and twin sheet sets2x3 throw rugs to place next to the beds
Victory Outreach Clothes, Furniture, Appliances, Tools

590 Shawnee Lane

San Jose, CA 95123

InnVision Jackets, shoes, towels, toiletries, clothes, small appliances

974 Willow Street

San Jose, CA 95125

Phone: 408-292-4286
Santa Clara County Animal Shelter cat toys(mousies, feather wands) dog toys and treats newspaper and bedding (towels, blankets, pet beds).

2750 Monterey Rd

San Jose, CA 95111 or

12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA 95046