Thank you for thinking of COTS for your items

At COTS, we are committed to helping our families, veterans, and adults to rebuild their lives. Out of respect for clients’ dignity and self-worth, we request that all donated items be in good to excellent condition.

Thank you so much to everyone who has dropped off clothes, bedding, household goods, and more this year. We are still in need of financial contributions and gift cards for clients (especially grocery or gas cards), and will update our message here when circumstances change. We are so grateful for your support!

ITEMS

We ask that you please contact Engagement Specialist Diana Morales at (707) 765-6530 x136 or dmorales@cots.org to discuss any item donations you may have prior to bringing them in.

We are always in need of the following:

  • Gift Cards: Gas, groceries, Target, Payless Shoes, haircuts, etc.
  • New Men’s and Women’s underwear, all sizes
  • Tampons, all sizes
  • Hairbrushes & Combs
  • New Bed Pillows
  • Bike Locks
  • Bike helmets (adults & Kids)
  • Tire repair kits
  • Bike Pumps
  • Ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • New Twin Sheet sets
  • New Nail clippers small and large

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting COTS!

WELCOME HOME BASKETS

Looking to donate as a group or put on a drive?

COTS is looking for welcome home baskets for clients moving into permanent housing. If you are interested in donating with a group or organizing a drive, this is a great way to give to our clients! You can find a list of items needed for welcome home baskets and starter food kits by clicking here.

“Moving is stressful for anyone, but can be especially hard when you have been without a home for a while. Many of our participants moving into their new home don’t have basic household supplies or food – and are limited on cash to purchase these items. These Welcome Home Baskets and Starter Food Kits can be a life-saver for these families and individuals as they get back on their feet.”

FOOD

Please contact Diana Morales, Engagement Specialist, at (707) 765-6530 x136 or dmorales@cots.org to discuss any food donations you may have prior to bringing them in. 

We accept what is on this list OR food prepared in a professional kitchen.

  • Vinegar & balsamic vinegar
  • Beans & legumes (black beans, black eyed peas, baked beans, green split peas, lentils, yellow split peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, refried beans, dry beans)
  • Olive oil, canola oil & spray
  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake batter, syrup, molasses
  • Flour, corn starch
  • Bread crumbs
  • Brown rice, whole wheat pasta
  • Canned goods, including fruit, veggies, diced tomatoes, etc.
  • Coconut Milk
  • Tea, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, ground mustard
  • Peanut butter, honey, jam, jelly
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Dressing (Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian)
  • Spices, seasonings, & herbs (garlic, ginger, Italian seasoning, parsley, sage, salt, brown and white sugar, thyme, baking spices, cayenne, cloves, dill, Indian spice, paprika, oregano, pepper, cumin, rosemary, other spices)
  • Broth & stock (chicken, seafood, veggie, beef)
  • Sauces (soy sauce, tartar sauce, Worcestershire sauce, enchilada sauce – red or green, marinara sauce, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, other marinades)
  • Stuffing

If you have food items to donate other than what is on this list, or would like to conduct a food drive, please do so via the Petaluma Salvation Army Corps at 721 S McDowell St. in Petaluma, Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm.

FRESH PRODUCE

Mary’s Kitchen at the Mary Isaak Center is dedicated to bringing our community healthy, fresh food on the daily. If you run an organic farm or grow your own organic produce and are interested in donating fresh produce to us, please let us know! We would love to connect.

Please call our kitchen at (707) 765-6530 ext.131.