How to Donate

Cold Weather Shelter Donations for Homeless Needed Now!

SCS is partnering with HomeFirst and Santa Clara County to collect items for the Cold Weather Shelter located at 1100 Innovation Way in Sunnyvale.

SCS is accepting the following items which will be distributed to either SCS clients or Cold Weather Shelter clients, based on need:

  • Warm coats and rain gear
    All sizes for men, women and children. Must be in new or very lightly used condition, washed and clean.
  • Warm blankets and sleeping bags
    Must be in new or very lightly used condition, washed and clean.
  • Hats, gloves and socks
    Thick for cold weather protection. New items only.
  • Hygiene items
    Disposable razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, lotion, lip balm, Kleenex, hand sanitizer (either full-size or travel size. Must be unopened.)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale Community Services receives support from a variety of sources, including government grants, corporate donations, foundation grants, and individuals throughout Santa Clara County who want to help make a difference for their neighbors in need.

Your donation will make a significant difference if the life of someone who is facing urgent need for financial assistance or food aid. Some of the many kinds of donations we accept include:


Financial Support

Your financial contribution to Sunnyvale Community Services is fully tax-deductable and can be made by check, online, or in the form of stock.

If paying by check, please mail the check to:
Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

If you wish to donate online, please visit our donation page at Network for Good.

If you are making a stock donation, please use the SCS Stock Donation Form.


Food Aid

Sunnyvale Community Services runs several food aid programs for qualified clients. In addition to generous donations each week from Second Harvest Food Bank we also rely on donations from individuals.

We accept any non-perishable items, but especially items that do not require cooking and are easy to open. Items such as canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, jelly, and dry cereals are always needed.

For a more complete list of requested food items, please visit our Wish List page.


In-Kind Donations

Our client families need many things to help make their lives just a little easier. Families with children need new backpacks each year for school, and new school supplies to start the school year right. Families and individuals also need household items like cleaning supplies, coffee makers, blankets and dishes.

Please visit our Wish List page for a complete list of unused items you can donate.


Donate a Van

With so many generous businesses throughout Santa Clara County, we spend a lot of time driving a van to pick up food donations to bring back to our facility for distribution to our clients. The van we are using today is nearing the end of its life. If you have a van in good working order to donate, please consider offering it to Sunnyvale Community Services. You can contact Marie Bernard at mbernard@svcommunityservices.org for more information about how make your donation.


Donate a Car

If it’s time to replace an older car, or if you have a boat and trailer that are just taking up space in the garage, Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles all the DMV issues, sells the vehicle at auction, and distributes the net proceeds to Sunnyvale Community Services.

You’ll avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle and receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. When you’re ready to donate, simply call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or complete their online donation form.


Thank you so much for considering a donation to Sunnyvale Community Services!

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SCS Contact Info

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
info@svcommunityservices.org

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Phone: 408.738.4321

Donation Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Please bring your donation to the side (warehouse) door. If it is not open, please ring the bell and someone will come and open the door.

Important: Please note that we do not accept used items, or packaged food donations that are opened or past their expiration date. Thank you!

Donor Privacy Policy

Sunnyvale Community Services will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In our twice-annual newsletter, we list names only of donors giving $1,000 or more annually, and we honor all donor requests for donations to be anonymous.

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