More than 450 young people will spend the holidays with Larkin Street – staying in our emergency shelters, transitional living programs or accessing our drop-in centers.


Help make this season special by donating an item from the list below!


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  • MP3 players
  • Headphones
  • Backpacks
  • Muni/BART passes
  • 2018 day planners/journals
  • Makeup kits/shaving sets
  • Home electronics/digital cameras
  • Sporting goods
  • School and art supplies
  • Camping gear (tarps, sleeping bags, etc.)


  • New socks (preferably black)
  • New underwear
  • New sports bras


  • Plates/bowls/cups/utensils
  • Pots/pans
  • Linens/bedding/blankets
  • Alarm clocks
  • Small appliances
  • Flashlights


  • Towels
  • Hair dryers/straighteners
  • Brushes/combs
  • Perfume/cologne
  • First-aid kits

GIFT CARDS (please mail or drop off gift cards separately from other items)

  • Movie/Events
  • Tickets (Sports, Music)
  • Clothing (Ross, Gap, Payless, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, Old Navy)
  • Groceries (Safeway, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pizza, Subway)
  • Music/Entertainment (Best Buy, REI, Sports Basement, Target)
  • Personal Care/Household (Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Ikea, Big Lots)


Please bring or ship new, unwrapped gifts by Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 to:

Larkin Street Youth Services
Attn: Clare Armbruster
134 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, Calif., 94102

Donations are accepted from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

For questions or to make special gift drop-off arrangements, please contact: (415) 673-0911 x221 or [email protected]