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Volunteers in San Francisco at a Toiletries Drive

Project Open Hand collects and shares toiletries with our clients, many of whom struggle to afford basic needs. Get involved by organizing a toiletries drive at your school, workplace, church, or gym.

“Many of our clients have very limited income or no income at all, and some are homeless. They struggle to afford basic necessities, so providing them with a care package of toiletries is greatly appreciated and can brighten their day,” says Elle Garner, Project Open Hand’s volunteer coordinator.

Please drop off new, full- and sample-size toiletries (list of items needed below) at the following locations:

Project Open Hand in San Francisco

730 Polk Street, between Eddy and Ellis

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Project Open Hand in Oakland

1921 San Pablo Avenue at 20th Street

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Toiletry items:


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Denture cream and cleaner
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Bars of soap
  • Bottles of body wash
  • Face cloths
  • Deodorant
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash


1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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