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!


We ask that item donations be brought to the Mary Isaak Center Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 2-5pm. If you have an item not on this list to donate, or you have questions, please contact Community Engagement Specialist Diana Morales at (707) 765-6530 x136 or

  • 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
  • Tissues
  • Tote bags
  • Backpacks

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting COTS!


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.”


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


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.