How Can You Help?



If you can help in any way please send CHECKS (made out to Consider The Homeless) or gift cards directly to:
  PO Box #2771
  Berkeley, CA 94702     Attention: Barbara Brust

All cash donations will go towards gasoline, ingredients for soup and thrift shop purchases. The ingredients for every night’s portion is now up to over $100.00 a night. The cost of providing this service, twice a week, continues to grow. Aside from the food we serve and the supplies we hand out, we also cover the cost of paper cups, spoons, napkins, fruit, etc... and we now serve over 100 a night.

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OUR “WISH LIST” of supplies on

We have registered a “wish list” you can use to purchase some of the things we almost always need, or supplies we are very low on. Please tak a look and see if you can help us with an Amazon delivery
You can go to and search for:
or  click here to be magically transported.

THANK YOU in advance for supporting our work.

El Diablo Blanco - Thank you Dorothy Day House of Berkeley
El Diablo Blanco
Thank you Dorothy Day House of Berkeley


If you have any spare quantities of the following items – mostly men's – please send an email to:
and we will arrange for a pick-up or let you know how/where you can deliver.
** Please include in the email a description of what you want to donate . Be as specific as possible in your list. We will get back to you as soon as possible with further instructions. (Updated 12-31-19)

$100 contribution   =   13  pairs of pants
 1  warm bulky 3X jacket
 2  pairs of long johns
 4  T shirts
 6  warm long sleeve shirts
 3 pairs of sweat pants
[These figures come from an actual purchase.]

Above is only a partial list of the type of supplies that we have distributed to date. If you think you have something we could use, just ask!

We are always grateful for the products we need to continue serving soup

  12oz paper cups for hot soup
  Plastic soup spoons
  Napkins or paper towels
  Bottled water
  Bags of hard candy
  Fresh fruit – Please only if you can get us enough to at least feed 80,
    we serve over 100 a night   (only Wed, Sat, or daytime Thurs and Sun.)
  Sandwich-sized zip-lock baggies
  Grocery gift cards
And, anything else you think we could use.

Please do not bring any soaps, toothpaste, or over-the-counter drugs. We have very limited space to store the supplies and have chosen to not distribute this type of personal product. Toothbrushes are ok.


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