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. Alternatively, visit our Amazon Wish List


Thank you for your support!

Nutritious Meal Program
Instant oatmeal

Cold cereal (unsweetened)




Hot chocolate

Peanut butter


Canned fruit, vegetables, & beans

Salad dressing

Luncheon napkins

Paper plates

Paper towels

Metal spoons/forks

Coffee mugs 

Safety Net Services Program

Adult diapers

Travel-size toiletries (deodorant, soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash)


Small tissue packets

Hand sanitizer



Women’s Wellness Program
New socks

New underwear

Umbrellas & rain ponchos

New gloves

New knit hats

New scarves

Grocery gift cards ($10-$20)

Bus passes

Gas cards


Crochet and knitting needles 

Sewing scissors

Craft supplies

New Bath & Body Wash Sets 

New Purses or Small Giftable Items (for guest birthdays)


Children’s Program
Disposable diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6, pull-ups)

Baby wipes

New or gently used culturally competent books and toys 

New Baby/Children's Toys 

Baby wash

Baby lotion

Baby shampoo

Diaper rash crème

New baby bottles 

New bibs

New baby blankets

New baby clothes 

During our modified services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, donations may be dropped off at Wellspring Women's Center Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 11 am.

To learn more about our current needs, please call (916) 454-9688, ext. 211.

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:

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services


Sacramento Children’s Home

Next Move

SPCA Thrift

Chicks In Crisis

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

International Rescue Committee



Program Hours (M-F)
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Business Hours (M-F)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Donation Hours (M-F)

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wellspring Women's Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

FEIN 91-1752615 




3414 4th Avenue
P.O. Box 5728
Sacramento, CA 95817

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