Samaritan House provides essentials to our clients free of charge. We need your help to provide food, clothing, cleaning supplies, toiletries and more to help our low-income families manage their budgets and stay housed.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. Please refer to the lists below to see what we need, and a list of items we are not able to accept.

For a list of agencies to donate furniture, household goods, men’s and women’s used clothing, click here.

If you are unsure whether we accept a particular item, please call first on (650) 341 4081

All donations should be brought to the 3rd Floor of Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo CA 94403 between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Wish List – New Items

Every item you donate helps our families save the cost of these essentials and makes them more able to stay in their homes.

All toiletries must be in date and unopened. All clothes should be nearly new, laundered and free of rips and stains.


We do not accept

Due to space limitations, we are unable to accept all donations. We are limited to what we can distribute daily.

  • Furniture
  • Adult Clothing & Shoes

  • Appliances
  • Household Items

  • Pillows, sheets and mattresses
  • Baby Furniture and Car Seats