WHAT WE DO
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ood Shepherd Center relies heavily on the generosity of others. Monetary donations are most appreciated, as they enable us to pay our bills as well as provide services to our residents.
In kind donations are appreciated as well. If your donation is used, we ask that they be in excellent condition as our mission is to serve the homeless community with “dignity and love”. At this time we are not accepting clothing except new undergarments. When in doubt, please call to see if your donation is an item that we need. If you would like to provide an in-kind donation, here is a list of items we are most in need of:
For our Residents and Shelters:
Towels, face cloths and wash cloths
Old towels are acceptable, as we can use them for cleaning rags
Coffee maker (that will make 20-50 cups at at time)
Shelving units – extra heavy duty plastic preferred
Fans – free standing and window units
Paper products – paper towels, trash bags, sandwich and storage baggies
Toiletries – shampoo, body wash, lotion
Undergarments – in all sizes – MUST be new
New items that can be used for raffle prizes and bingo prizes for the women, teens, and children
For our Family Services:
teenage clothing and shoes (boys and girls)
gift cards (Uber, Lyft, movie tickets, grocery store, Target, etc.)
new children’s or teen movies
PS4 games, PS VR games
Netflix monthly subscription
Apple Music subscription
For Move Out Packages:
We provide move out packages to women and families securing permanent housing and moving into their own apartment. This is a big accomplishment for them, therefore we wish for them to have new items to begin their new life. Move out packages include (as available):
Sheet sets (twin, full or queen size)
Blankets (twin, full or queen size)
Comforters, quilts or bedspreads
Towel sets (bath, hand and face cloth)
Pots and pans
Sets of glasses
Sets of coffee mugs (2-4)
Small appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, toaster ovens and microwaves
Small kitchen items such as pot holders, dishcloths, sponges, spatulas and serving spoons
Sets of silverware (service for four)
Small rugs for bathroom or kitchen
Gift cards in increments of $25.00 – i.e. Target, Ralphs or Vons, so our residents may purchase what they most want
For our Outreach and Drop-In Programs:
Travel size and sample toiletries
Coffee, sugar and non-dairy creamer
Paper cups, plastic utensils, napkins, baggies
Additional items needed at this time are:
Food – especially protein foods for the food pantry-contact our office for a list (213) 482-1834
Office supplies (i. e. copy paper, legal pads, pens and pencils)
School supplies (children need these year round)
Good Shepherd Center has two major fundraising events a year; our Annual Gala in the Spring and our Forget-Me-Not Luncheon in the Fall. All proceeds from these events go to benefit the women and children that stay at GSC and those that receive services through our outreach services and drop in program. Auction donations are greatly appreciated. Some suggestions are:
Restaurant gift certificates
Sports tickets, luxury suites or memorabilia
Tickets to California museums, attractions, events, and shows
Hotel stays nationwide/Airplane tickets
Gadgets and electronics
Bottles of wine
Tickets to Movie Premieres
For items that are not on this list, please call us to be sure it is something we can use and to schedule a drop off time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
PROCESS FOR IN-KIND DONATION DELIVERIES:
When bringing in your donation, we ask that you provide us with list of your donated items. We will provide you with a thank you letter for your tax deductible donation.
IN-KIND DONATION DELIVERY – (such as blankets, office supplies and small household items) – Donations may be made Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and delivered to: 1650 Rockwood Street, LA 90026. When making a delivery, be sure to ask for someone from Development to accept the donation. For more information or to schedule a donation delivery at a different time, please call (213) 482-1834.
Thank you for your support of Good Shepherd Center. Providing services with dignity and love is our motto and we could not accomplish that goal without your help.
There is parking in front of the building on Rockwood Street. If no parking is available, please let staff know that you are double parked and we will do our best to assist you.
If you have questions please contact Annemarie at firstname.lastname@example.org.