Wellspring is a small nonprofit organization with a very small staff, that receives very little government funding, and derives support from donations, grants, and special events. You will find a list of items needed below, to help us run our programs. Thank you for your support!
Nutritious Meal Program
Cold cereal (unsweetened)
Canned fruit, vegetables, & beans
Safety Net Services Program
Travel-size toiletries (deodorant, soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash)
Small tissue packets
Women’s Wellness Program
Umbrellas & rain ponchos
New knit hats
Grocery gift cards ($10-$20)
Crochet and knitting needles
New Bath & Body Wash Sets
New Purses or Small Giftable Items (for guest birthdays)
Disposable diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6, pull-ups)
New or gently used culturally competent books and toys
New Baby/Children's Toys
Diaper rash crème
New baby bottles
New baby blankets
New baby clothes
Donations may be dropped off at Wellspring Women’s Center Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
To learn more about our current needs, please call (916) 454-9688, ext. 205.
When items are dropped off from the list below, we have to process them, dispose of them, or get them to another charity. It is very taxing on our time and budget. Please help us and help other nonprofits in the region by only donating items that are requested and useful to those that we or they are serving. When we serve others, especially those who are suffering, living with homelessness, or needing to make a better life, we try to give them the best that we can and to care for them with things that we would want or use ourselves. Thank you!
Things we cannot accept:
No used and/or soiled adult clothing, undergarments, or adult shoes.
No used and/or soiled children’s clothing, undergarments, or children’s shoes.
No broken and/or soiled toys, games, or books. We will accept these items new and/or very gently used.
Absolutely no expired, used, or new oral or topical medications of any kind.
No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally-unfriendly waste products.
No used TVs, furniture, computer monitors, household appliances, old candles, or broken decorative items.
No used cribs, car seats, high chairs, or pack and plays.
No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
No large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, large console stereos, freon-based appliances, etc.
No used personal care items such as half bottles of shampoo or conditioner, old nail polish remover, rusted metal shaving cream bottles, used hairspray, used shavers, personal curling irons, or personal brushes/combs.
No mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames.
No carpet or carpet padding.
No plumbing fixtures or building materials.
Please see the links to the following nonprofits who may benefit from your donations: