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.

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.

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 please see below before bringing it in.

If you have questions, please call Angela Pustorino, Development Associate, at (707) 765-6530 ext.103, or email apustorino@cots.org.

ITEMS

  • 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

At the moment, we cannot accept any more clothing, as we are overwhelmed by your generous donations over the holidays! We also cannot currently accept furniture or other large items, though please check back regularly as we will post needed items as they come up. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting COTS!

Help us move in new clients!

In partnership with St. Joseph Health, we’ve renovated the second floor of the Mary Isaak Center to provide 11 private rooms to vulnerable adults. This will be permanent housing for up to 18 people. Residents will be able to cook for themselves or eat in our first-floor dining room. They’ll be able to access services at the Petaluma Health Center’s satellite office at our facility. Most importantly, they’ll be able to rely on a COTS case manager to help them navigate doctor’s appointments, finances, personal organization and more.

Can you help us welcome our new tenants?

We are looking for the following new items:

  • Small food storage containers
  • Individually packaged snacks—no nuts please
  • Fuzzy/cozy socks
  • Both women’s and men’s underwear (new)
  • Hard-to-kill house plants
  • Framed, ready-to-hang artwork (we love original pieces)
  • Shower totes (like students in dorms use) filled with personal care products:
    • Disposable razors
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Body wash
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Comb

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 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 Derrick Ng, our Food Services Associate, at (707) 765-6530 ext.131.

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 Derrick Ng, our Food Services Associate, at (707) 765-6530 ext.131.