Bridge of Hope SD supplies food to approximately 1,500 families. Roughly 500 adults and children enter our clothing closet each month, and many more benefit from the resources we provide.

There are several ways to join our efforts and be a part of the uplifting atmosphere that Bridge of Hope SD has become known for.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of volunteers who can occasionally commit or regularly commit to lending a hand. Wherever your passion may lie, there is a place for you at Bridge of Hope SD to discover the immense fulfillment of helping others. Contact us for more information at

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Handy man and yard work
  • Wednesdays at Bridge of Hope-Wednesday is our new family day- Volunteers needed to help assist clients who are starting over and in transition. This is an appointment only visit where families can shop for free, for furniture, all household items, clothing and food. The day begins at 10:00 am and goes to 2:30 each Wednesday. Email if interested in finding out more.
  • Friday Food Distribution- 9;30-1:30 every Friday. What a great and fun way to serve! If you are interested in knowing more or joining us, please reach out to
  • Drivers needed- We need drivers with good driving records, to help us pick up furniture and food when needed. Please email


Gently used clothing, kitchenware, furniture, bedding, toiletries, and other household items are graciously accepted year-round. Also, if you have a question regarding donations, please reach out to

Urgent Needs

  • Children’s clothing
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Glasses
  • Silverware
  • Utensils
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • All sheet sizes
  • Bath towels
  • Small appliances
  • Toys

Clothing Donations

  • Please donate clean, gently used and/or new items.
  • baby clothes (boys and girls)
  • children clothes
  • young and adult clothes
  • accessories (shoes, hats, scarves, gloves, belts)

Household Items

  • Please donate clean, gently used and/or new items.
  • beds (mattress, box spring)
  • bedding (clean sheets, blankets, comforters)
  • towels, washcloths, bath mats, shower curtains
  • new pillows
  • kitchen or dining tables and/or desks
  • kitchen or dining chairs, desk chairs
  • couches (not pet hair please)
  • dressers
  • lamps, radios, clocks
  • working vacuums
  • irons and working sewing machines (sewing notions)
  • strollers and cribs (cribs mattress, sheets, baby blankets, baby slings)

Kitchen Donations

  • Please avoid donating novelty kitchen gadgets. Our families need basic kitchenware and small kitchen appliances.
  • silverware
  • can openers
  • servingware and cooking utensils
  • plates and bowls
  • glasses and cups
  • knives and cutting boards
  • pots and pans
  • dish rack
  • mixer and blender
  • toaster and coffee maker
  • tea kettle
  • rice maker and crockpots
  • small microwaves

To schedule an appointment to drop off donations, please email

Financial Support

Bridge of Hope SD is funded entirely by private donations and small grants. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click the Donate button, or send a check to: Bridge of Hope SD, 3406 Fairmount Ave, San Diego CA 92105

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