SAY San Diego Collection Drives


SAY San Diego gratefully accept donations of new items during two annual collection drives – Back to School and Holiday Hopes.

Our major Back to School supply drive is held during August. Please check back in early summer for a list of needed supplies and drop off dates. We do accept donations of school supplies during the months of January, March, and May, by appointment only. If you are interested in donating school supplies during the spring months, please contact for more information.

During our Holiday Hopes campaign, we collect a variety of items including blankets, jackets, household essentials, toys, and baby items to distribute to families in need in December. Click here for current Holiday Hopes information.

If you have other items to donate, we have several partner agencies who accept items year-round.

  • Used items: Goodwill and AMVETS
  • Used collectibles, designer clothing & furniture: The Country Friends Thrift Store
  • Food and baby items: San Diego Food Bank