This Holiday Season, Let's Come Together to Help Homeless Women in Our Community
With One Handbag, A Few Necessities, and A Whole Lot of Love! 

We believe in serving our communities! This holiday season, we invite you to help homeless single mothers in need by donating a pursue or handbag filled with toiletries.  


We are once again collecting gently used purses for homeless women, many with children. We have partnered with St. Joseph’s Family CenterRita da Cascia CommunityHazel Betsey Community, and St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco, Riley Center. The families typically arrive in crisis: homeless, fearful, hungry, and desperate. The charities offer services including housing support, medical and mental health support, nutritious meals, and support building the skills necessary for a self-sufficient future.

Fill your bags with basic toiletries (e.g., shampoo, soap, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, sanitary products, etc., preferably full size items) to complete a wonderful "All in the Bag" holiday gift! The women also love warm socks, underwear and new pajamas! The children love books! 

We will have collection boxes at the the upcoming IWF NorCal Holiday Party on December 3 and the Holiday Book Review at Book Passage on December 9. If you would like to drop off a bag separately, please contact us at iwfnorcal@gmail.com.

Thank You!




How? Donate a gently used purse or handbag filled with toiletries such as shampoo, soap, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, feminine products, etc. (full size items preferred as many of the women have children). Also welcome gifts are warm socks and children's books (ages 2–14).

When? Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9

Where? The Holiday Party and Holiday Book Review

Unable to attend these events?

Give your bag to a friend who will be attending the party or the book review, or contact us at iwfnorcal@gmail.com.


Contact us at iwfnorcal@gmail.com           1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010            415-227-9987