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. Every item you donate helps a family in need stay fed, clothed, healthy, and housed.

We are not able to accept the following due to space limitations:

  • Adult Clothing & Shoes
  • Appliances
  • Baby Furniture and Car Seats
  • Furniture
  • Household Items
  • Pillows, sheets and mattresses

Although we do not accept these items, we encourage you to donate the above items to the following agencies:

  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Salvation Army
  • Goodwill

Wish List – New Items


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

If you are unsure whether we accept a particular item, please email Jenny Saba, Associate Director of Volunteers and Engagement, at jsaba@samaritanhousesanmateo.org or call first at (650) 341-4081. All donations may be dropped off at Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo CA 94403 on the third floor. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.