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.

If you wish to speak to someone about donating an item listed, please call (707) 765-6530.

Please note: We are currently only able to accept items listed below. All donations are tax deductible.  Donated items which are not needed may be exchanged or donated.


Information about donating items for the holidays can be found by clicking here.

  • Towels
  • Toiletries (no soap bars please, only liquid body wash)
  • Gift Cards: Gas, groceries, Target, Payless Shoes, haircuts, etc.
  • Trac Phones and minutes
  • Menstrual products (pads, tampons, etc.)
  • NEW socks and underwear
  • Pot Holders (thick)
  • Dish Scrubbers
  • Bedding – comforters and sheets (preferably twin sized)
  • Winter clothing (jackets, gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Tissues
  • Tote bags
  • Backpacks

If you have other items to donate, please call Angela Pustorino, Development Associate, at (707) 765-6530 ext.103, or email


Please bring all food donations to the the Mary Isaak Center at 900 Hopper St. in Petaluma, Monday through Thursday, 9am-12:30pm. Food donations may be brought directly to the roll-up doors at the south side of the building.

We accept what is on this list OR ready made food that is individually wrapped and/or sealed.

  • 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. Or, if you have questions about food donations, please call our kitchen at (707) 765-6530 ext.131.