Wish List

We often make a list of items we want during the holidays.  We plan our vacations and list out all the places we wish to go.  We wish for newer and better things and hope for the best.

Sometimes when life becomes overwhelming, meeting the simplest needs are impossible and many are left without the basics

For those whom we support and those that just need a helping hand to make it through the week, the Shelter ensures each person has the things they need; providing basic necessities makes a world of difference.

The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless has a wish list as well. The short list of items listed here are those items most in need to help in our day to day efforts to provide services.  Many more items are needed, but we would greatly appreciate immediate assistance with securing the items below. Some of the items require a specific trade skill for installation. Should you like to donate your talents to install or maintain an area of our shelter, that would be greatly appreciated as well.

All items, as well as services are, 100% tax deductible.

We invite you to take a look at the things that are needed by the hundreds of men, women and children we serve every day.  By helping us help our residents you are making a huge difference in their lives.  For more information please e-mail us at info@stocktonshelter.org or call at (209) 465-3612.

Hygiene Center- Women, men, and Children (All Sizes):

  • WHITE GOLD! underwear, socks, & bras (regular and sports bras)
  • Hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, belts, pajamas Walking/ tennis shoes
  • Seasonal clothing and t-shirts
  • Reading/prescription glasses
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash Razors & shaving cream
  • Hairbrush/comb & hairties
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Athlete’s foot spray, OTC medicines, lice shampoo, nail clippers
  • Baby Items
    • Diapers (all sizes)
    • Baby wipes
    • Baby bottles & formula
    • Baby body wash & lotion

Laundry & Cleaning Supplies:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Dish towels & soap
  • Paper towels

Bedroom Necessities:

  • Twin-size sheets and blankets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Twin size vinyl mattress covers
  • Metal bunk beds
  • Hardy, drought-tolerant plants
  • Sleeeping bags

For the Kids:

  • Baby play-pins
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • Toys
  • School Supplies
  • Backpacks


  • Bus Passes
  • Bikes
  • Umbrellas
  • Paper goods (plates, cups bowls)
  • Plastic sporks/silverware
  • Canned & nonperishable food
  • Computers/ IPads (for job search and homework help)
  • Cat food for shelter cats
  • Duffel bags & backpacks

Onsite Donation drop-off

Everyday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you want to volunteer or organize a donation event please contact Elizabeth Skinner at (209) 465-3612 or info@stocktonshelter.org.