• Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, San Diego
    Enables service members and their families to purchase used clothing, uniforms,
    and household items at nominal cost. All proceeds go back to the service members
    and families served by the society. Staffed by volunteers.
  • Disabled American Veterans National Service Office
    Sells clothes, jewelry, toys, furniture, appliances, books, records, household
    accessories, and antiques.
  • Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
    Operates outlet and auction facility selling large items like furniture and sports equipment,
    and bulk bins of household goods, books, etc. (San Ysidro outlet has textile auctions)
    Operates a retail electronics store selling computers, televisions and other items. All sales
    final. No discounts offered. Operates staffed donation center accepting contributions
    of clothing, household items and electronics (computers, televisions, etc. working or not).
    Facility also serves as work site for Goodwill program participants.
  • St Vincent De Paul Village
    Sells donated clothing, furniture, vinyl records, CD's and DVD's, household
    goods, and appliances. Does not stock computers. Call to donate items.

The resources featured above pay for, provide and/or repair basic household, work-related and personal necessities for eligible active duty military members, veterans, and their families. For related material and household good programs, please click on the links below. 


Related Resources

Appliance Repair - Programs that pay for or provide maintenance and repair services for people whose stoves, refrigerators, toasters, irons, electric frying pans or other essential appliances are broken.

Automotive Repair Programs - Programs that pay for or provide maintenance and repair services for people whose automobiles, trucks, trailers or other motorized vehicles have mechanical or structural problems. Also included are work experience programs that provide automobile repairs for the general public.

Clothing - Programs that provide clothing for people who need it. Available items depend on what has been donated and is on hand at any given time. The collection may include but does not specialize in children's clothes, work clothes, maternity clothes and shoes.

Computer Distribution Programs - Programs that pay for or provide personal computers, computer software and/or necessary peripherals.

Discount Programs - Programs that offer a special pricing structure for their own or a broader array of goods and services which may be open to the general public, be available to members only or be restricted based on an individual's age, disability or other factors.

Personal/Grooming Personal Supplies - Programs that pay for or provide soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, combs, brushes, cotton swabs, deodorant, facial tissue, toilet paper and other personal hygiene/grooming supplies for homeless people and other individuals who need them.

Furniture - Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dressers and other necessary home furnishings.

Household Goods Programs - Pay for or provide new, reconditioned or secondhand furnishings for homes or apartments.

Thrift Shops Programs - Offer new or secondhand furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and other material goods at lower than retail prices, and which often use the proceeds from sales to support other services to the community. Also included are other types of resale shops that sell secondhand but reusable musical instruments, salvages building materials, office equipment, sports equipment, books, CDs and other material goods.

Work Tools/Equipment - Programs that pay for or provide tools and equipment that are necessary for an individual's new or continued employment.