Want to make a gift of things? 

No Unsolicited Donations Accepted
Please do not stop by the agency to drop off items without checking in with us first.

Limited acceptance of in-kind donations
Families and individuals come to us needing items vital for health and life: food, toiletries, jackets, tents, sleeping bags, gas for a car to get to work – you name it, and we’ve tried to connect people with what they need to get ahead.

Current Items we MAY take:

  • Food
  • Diapers, Baby Blankets, & Homemade Baby Hats
  • Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.)
  • New or gently used tents, sleeping bags, blankets
  • New or gently used warm and waterproof coats

Program Specific Wishlists:
If you have any new or gently used items on the Wishlist below that you would like to donate please contact Tracy at VolunteerCenter@CommunityActionSkagit.org.

Family Shelter Wishlist:

  • Comforters & Bedding (twin/full/queen)
  • Pillows (New only)
  • Cold weather clothing: coats & sweaters, shoes in larger sizes
  • Store gift cards: (Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.), gas cards, bus tickets, haircut gift cards/certificates, Habitat for Humanity
  • Cleaning supplies – hand soap, toilet paper, all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, brooms/dustpans, mops and buckets and garbage cans
    Bath towels and rugs, hand towels, and wash cloths
  • Cribs or pack N plays, toddler beds with mattresses, crib sheets
  • Baby/toddler feeding supplies – silverware, cups, sectioned plates
  • Toiletries: feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, lotion, deodorant, diapers (newborn to size 7), pull-ups (all sizes), and wipes (please NO flushable wipes!)
  • Shower curtains, liners and rods
  • Baking sheets/pans, kitchen towels
  • Drinking glasses, large and small
  • Home décor: lamps, baskets, rugs, curtains (no sheers)
  • TVs, DVD players

Street Outreach Wishlist:

  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Boots
  • Shoes
  • Hygiene products (travel sized)
  • Nonperishable food & pop top canned goods

Host a Donation Drive
Community members, businesses, churches, civic clubs and others generously run donation drives to provide basic need items for us to give away. Click here to view or Download our In-Kind Donation Opportunity List! (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Partner with Community Action section). We can also let you know if donation drives or other ways to help are currently available. Please contact us at VolunteerCenter@CommunityActionSkagit.org to find out about current needs. 

Cash donations are easiest for us
We prefer to purchase what people need rather than accepting donated items. Donations of items requires staff time to inventory and valuable storage space. Your cash donation helps us be efficient, to put your dollars to work for the greatest immediate needs. It helps us get what someone needs when they need it. Go to
www.CommunityActionSkagit.org/donate  to find how to make a donation by mail, phone or online.

Interested in hosting a fund drive?
Financial Donations are the easiest way to support those we serve. These are examples of items you can help people with at different giving levels:

  • $10 Gift cards for people going for treatment who require meals.
  • $20 A birth certificate to help a veteran become eligible for emergency housing.
  • $40 Fill a family’s gas tank so they can get to work and school.
  • $54 Identification cards and driver’s licenses so that people can access services:
  • $20 for a replacement ID card | $54 for a renewal or for a driver’s license.
  • $100 Purchase 750 pounds of local nutritious food for the Food Distribution Center to get out to all food bank customers in the county.
  • $150 An alternator for a client to install in the car in which they live, so they won’t be cited for an abandoned vehicle.
  • $200 A mattress and set of Star Wars sheets for an 8-year-old child who was starting school and still sleeping in mom’s bed.
  • $250 Replace clothing for a family who lost it all in the flood.
  • $300 Eye glasses for a disabled client who needs transition lenses.
  • $350 Install tires for seniors on a fixed income who could not afford.
  • $400 Replace a senior’s broken stove so she can bake her grandkids cookies.
  • $500 Keep two households of low-income veterans warm with a cord of firewood

Complete this short form and we will contact you to help organize your food or fund drive!