We are sorry, but we CANNOT accept clothing donations at the Center at this time.  We just don’t have the storage space.  IF YOU HAVE WARM JACKETS or other WARM CLOTHING to donate, please contact the Center via our contact form (preferred) or at 707-407-3833, and leave your contact information.  Betty will return your message about your donation.  THANK YOU for understanding!

Needed right now:

  • WARM sleeping bags
  • Insulating pads for sleeping on ground
  • Adult underwear
  • Waterproof Tarps
  • Peanut butter & Jelly
  • Vouchers to purchase gasoline: We have families that sleep in their cars and they need to run their heaters on and off when the weather turns really cold.
  • Laundry Vouchers

Our afterschool programming currently serves over twenty children who are in unstable housing situations.  Our program is academically focused, and seeks to provide the emotional and mental resources to break the cycle of poverty.  After the children enrolled in our programming finish their homework we like to have fun, which is why we are currently in need of: 

  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Liquid Elmer’s Glue
  • lined paper and (non-mechanical) pencils

ITEMS ON THE LIST ABOVE may be dropped off at the Day Center on the corner of 7th and C Streets between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  For all other donations, please contact us via our contact form and we will reply to you regarding your donation. Our needs are always changing.

Please DO NOT leave items outside the building. We cannot receive donations of clothing at the Center.

Thank you!

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Monetary donations are always gratefully accepted (please see below).

To donate to the Day Center:
Checks made out to ‘The Betty Kwan Chinn Foundation”  will be used for the Day Center and for Betty’s needs of food and gas, etc. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 736, Eureka, CA 95502.

To donate to Betty Chinn’s Homeless Fund:
Checks made out to ‘Betty Chinn’s Homeless Fund’ go directly to Betty to help fund her outreach work. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 736, Eureka, CA 95502.