Toiletries for the Tenderloin

TGD GuestIt’s hard for many to imagine not having the little, everyday things like a toothbrush or soap, but many of the guests at St. Anthony’s go without such basic toiletries all too often. This can lead to low self-esteem and may increase the risk of health issues. Everyone deserves the basics to feel human, so we need your help.

By donating unused, travel-sized toiletries we can put together “emergency hygiene kits” or “birthday bags” for people in need. Get creative, host a “bubble bash” or make it a competition to see how many hygiene items your organization can raise. Think about going one week without brushing your teeth. Put a smile on someone’s face, donate today! 

Items we need include:

Shampoo & conditioner
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Combs & brushes
Mini hand sanitizer or wipes
Boutique items for men & women (perfume, cologne, candles, make-up, nail files, etc.)

Drop-off is easy. Simply pull up in front of 121 Golden Gate Avenue (on the corner of Golden Gate and Jones) and a St. Anthony’s staff member will be waiting for you at the curb to receive your donation. Curbside services are available 7 days a week from 9am to 2pm. 

You can also order items online, check out, and have them sent to us at: 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102.

Questions? Contact Guest Services at (415) 592-2742.

HKit Donation


  1. Hello,

    Do you currently take donations of personal hygiene products like hotel shampoo/conditioner, soap, feminine care products etc.

    If so, is drop off between 9am – 2pm still good?

    Thanks very much,

    • Hi Laura,

      We sure do! We have curbside drop off Monday-Sunday from 9am-4pm in front of 121 Golden Gate Ave. If you don’t see staff at the curb, please enter the Dining Room for assistance.

      If you have any questions, feel free to give our Free Clothing Program a call at 415-241-2600.

      Thank you for your support!

  2. Any idea where opened and slightly used products can be donated???

  3. Hi,
    Are you still taking toiletry donations?

    • Hi Ainsley,

      Absolutely—toiletries for our guests are always in demand. We offer curbside donation drop-off Monday–Sunday 9:00am–4:00pm. If there is no staff person at the curb when you arrive, please enter the Dining Room at 121 Golden Gate and a staff person will assist you.

      Thank you for your support!

  4. Do you take full size product donations? Like shampoo or lotions.

    • Hello Sophia,

      Thanks so much for thinking of us. We ask that toiletry donations are ‘travel-sized’ so that our guests can take them away and easily carry them around. This is important as they may well have nowhere to put them and so portability is key!

      Thanks again.

      St. Anthony’s

  5. If I wanted to mail a box of toiletries what address should I send it to?

    • Hi Cheryl, thanks so much for thinking of us. Please send to St Anthony Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102 and clearly mark the package ‘Donated toiletries’. Thank you again!


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