We often receive requests from individuals and groups who want to help our clients with needed essentials. As a housing-focused shelter, we encourage our supporters to prepare items that can welcome our clients home when they find housing.

Kits can be dropped off to our Volunteer Coordinator. Email: volunteers@cots.org or call (707) 765-6530.

Thank you for all of your help in welcoming our clients home.

Make a Welcome Home Kit!

All items can fit into a vertical laundry hamper (see photo).

Cleaning Supplies
  • Windex
  • All-purpose spray cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • 5 gallon bucket
Kitchen Supplies
  • Dish towels
  • Pot holders
  • Mixing bowl
  • Dishwashing brush/sponges
  • Steel wool
  • Dishsoap
  • Cling wrap
  • Foil
  • Gallon and sandwich-sized ziplock bags
  • Large garbage bags
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Roll of paper towel
  • Handsoap
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Swiffer with wet AND dry refills
  • Hand duster
  • Laundry soap
  • Dryer sheets
  • $50 gift card to a local department store.
Add-ons (not all clients need all of these)
  • Shower curtain and clips
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Dish drainer
  • Air mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Mattress covers (twin, full and queen – twins needed most)
  • Bed sheets (twin, full and queen – twins needed most)
  • Picture frame