In-Kind Donations

One way to help the people in our programs is to donate items, otherwise known as, making an in-kind donation. To run our shelters and programs, we need many of the same types of items you do in your home. Please contact LeAnne at (714) 993-5774 x1003 to see what items we currently need most. If you/your group is interested in doing a drive for items we need most contact Lisa at (714) 993-5774 x1008. If you would like to donate gently used items, please bring them to our thrift shop, Charity’s Closet. We appreciate your kindness and generosity in donating to HIS-OC.

Host a Drive

Grab your friends, family or co-workers and organize a drive! It's a fun, interactive way to do something good for people in need and a great example to set for our children. If you have any questions about hosting your own donation drive, please send a message to Lisa Scarsi, Development Manager,

Charity’s Closet Donations

Your new or gently used clothing, household items, toys, and small furniture pieces may be taken to our thrift shop, Charity’s Closet at 134 N. Bradford Ave. Placentia - Thursday - Sunday from noon to 3pm. Through this all-volunteer shop, the proceeds from the sale of these items go directly back to the shelter to support clients and shelter programs.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Cascade Tablets
  • Comet (powder cleanser)
  • Furniture Polish, Pledge
  • 409 Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Vinegar (gallon)
  • Windex
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Disposable Gloves (fits all or med.)

Bus Passes

  • 1 Day/30 Day Bus Pass
  • OCTA –
  • We have a constant need for bus passes.  They provide our residents with a way to get to work/school.

Gift Cards

  • Walmart Gift Cards
  • Gas Cards
  • Uber/Lyft Gift Card
  • Target Gift Cards
  • Home Depot Gift Cards
  • Gift Cards for Shoes/sneakers

Household Goods

  • Air Freshener Spray
  • Paper Towels (case)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bags (13-gallon white)
  • Trash Bags (33-gallon black)
  • Ziploc Bags (Sandwich & Gallon)
  • Liquid Laundry Soap

Baby Supplies

  • Baby Wipes
  • Size 6 Diapers

Home Office

  • Batteries (AA/AAA/D)
  • Copy Paper
  • Stamps


  • Kitchen/Dish Soap
  • Scott yellow sponges w/ scrubber
  • Pots and Pans

Personal Hygiene

  • Shave Cream (men & women)
  • Razors
  • Body Wash/Shower Gel
  • Hair Gel & Conditioner
  • Deordorant (men & women)
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothpaste for Children
  • Baby/Toddler Shampoo


  • New Full & Twin Sheet Sets
  • New Full & Twin Mattress Covers
  • New Full & Twin Quilts & Comforters
  • New Pillows
  • New Laundry Hampers
Many of the items on this list can also be found on our registries at: