Current Needs

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Your donations are critical to help meet our guests’ essential needs.

Of course, it is your financial support that funds our work, but since we provide everything to our clients free of charge, your material donations mean that we can concentrate on our programs and not have to spend time, effort, and money shopping for everyday supplies.

Please drop off these donations Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Samaritan House:

1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813

Thank you for providing these essentials to support local men, women and children during their journey of healing and transformation. By coming alongside the Mission and giving generously, you offer our neighbors food to nourish their bodies, clean clothing and hygiene items to protect their health, educational supplies as they learn valuable life and work skills, and all the other basics they need during their time in our care. Thank you!

Everyday Needs

Most Prominent Needs:

  • Fitted Sheets (Twin Size)
  • Socks for Men, Women & Children
  • Steel Toe Boots
  • Toiletries (Small Individual Sizes)
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shaving Razors

Lydia House Needs:

  • Hair Conditioner (Not Shampoo)
  • Large Toothpaste
  • Children’s Toothpaste
  • Women’s Razors
  • Children’s Underwear (All Ages, Boy/Girl)
  • Baby Supplies (Diapers, Wipes)
  • Children’s Bath Wash
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)
  • Twin Sheets (fitted sheets)
  • Hand Towels
  • Iburprofen

Learning Center Needs:

  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Ball point pens black/blue
  •  Paper clips large and small
  • Thumbtacks
  • Binder clips medium and small
  • Dry Erase Markers black
  • Scotch tape
  • Staples
  • Calculators
  • Sharpies black
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteboard Markers
  • Earbuds
  • Thumbtacks
  • Graph Paper
  • Pocket Folders
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Wire Composition Books
  • Kleenex

Kitchen Needs:

  • Canned goods:
    • Vegetables
    • Tuna
    • Soup
  • Non-perishable Items:
    • Seasonings
    • Mayonnaise
    • Salad dressings
    • Sugar

Samaritan House Needs:

  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Men’s Boxers (All Sizes)
  • Jackets, Large Size Men’s Clothing
  • Professional Clothing (Suits, ties, slacks, dress shirts, etc.)
  • Socks
  • Ear Plugs
  • Snore Strips
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Bottled Water
  • Pillowcases (Standard)
  • Musical Instruments for the Chapel
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc)

Maintenance Department Needs:

  • Work Truck or Van
  • Lightly used Power Tools
  • Landscaping/Gardening Equipment

Administrative Department Needs:

  • Laptops or Computer Tablets in new or like new condition
  • Desktop Computers with Windows 8 OS or Newer
  • Office Supply Store Gift Cards (Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.)

Interested in Organizing a Donation Drive?

If you would like to organize a donation drive for your school, office, business or church, please contact our volunteer coordinator. We will schedule donation pickups and even provide collection bins for your drive!


Please feel free to use the following flyers to promote your donation drive:


Here’s how YOU can help!

A hot meal for a homeless man, woman or child is just $2.20!

Your $50.60 donation will provide about 23 hot, nourishing meals.

Give today to help with meals & care. Give monthly to help all year.