Donations

YES!! I want to support reducing homelessness and transforming lives!

There is a continual need for your financial and in-kind donations which are tax-deductible.  These donations enable Flood to provide items and services not covered by grants.  The funding to provide long term support of each family and individual housed by Flood must be raised from our faithful supporters.

To make an online donation, please click on the link below.

If donating by check, please make checks payable to Flood Bakersfield Ministries and mail to 3509 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93305

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For a list of items, new and used, that Flood accepts, see the Excel spreadsheet or tables below

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Donations

For a newly housed former homeless person the simple pleasures of a making meal in their own home and sitting down at a table to eat is a wonderful experience.   While moving into their own home is a fulfillment of a long held desire for the homeless, it is expensive to transition from homelessness to housing.   Your donation of funds, or items listed below can help.
If you see an item listed has a strike-through it, we have enough for current needs.
While we appreciate those that are able to purchase and provide everything listed under a category, Flood is thankful for even the smallest donation.
Please call the office (661 323 5663) to let us know what you wish to donate and arrange a time to drop off the items.

Consumable Items

Quantities are based on sizes found at normal grocery stores.  Please avoid purchasing large quanitly cans etc from wholesale stores.  Cases of grocery store size cans are welcome.

Grocery

Quantity Item
2 Canned Spaghetti Sauce
2 Spaghetti Noodles
1 Box Instant Rice
4 Canned Entrees (chili, ravioli, baked beans, sloppy Joe
2 Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc)
1 Box of Instant Oatmeal  individual packs OR Box of Breakfast Cereal Bars
1 Tea, box of
1 Instant Coffee
1 Powdered Coffee Creamer
4 Canned Vegetables
4 Canned Fruit
2 Mac N’ Cheese or similar type item
1 Powdered Drink Mix (Kool Aid, Crystal Light,)
1 Sugar (small bag) for use in tea/coffee
1 Peanut Butter

Hygiene Supplies

Quantity Item
1 Toilet Paper, pack
1 Shampoo
1 Conditioner
1 Toothbrush
1 Toothpaste
1 Comb
1 Hairbrush
1 Body Lotion
1 Deodorant
1 Razors, pack of disposable
1 Lip Balm
1 Tampons, box of
1 Feminine Pads, box of
1 Soap

Cleaning Supplies

Quantity Item
1 Glass/Window cleaner
1 Dish Soap
1 Powdered Cleaner (Ajax type)
1 All Purpose Cleaner
1 Dry Laundry Detergent

Pet Supplies

Providing for the needs of a homeless person’s pet is one way Flood’s Street Outreach Workers can begin to establish a relationship with a homeless person.    The 10 lb bag of dog food will be divided into quart-size Ziploc-style bags that the Street Outreach Workers carry with them along with a few dog treats.
Quantity Item
1 dog food, 10 lbs
4 quart size Ziploc-style bags, box of
3 dog treats
10 leashes
10 collars of various sizes

Transportation Needs

Street Outreach Workers provide single use bus passes to those mobile enough to use the bus to visit medical facilities for treatment and government agencies to apply for the necessary vital documents (birth certificate, government issued ID, SSN card etc) needed to apply for housing.
Single use bus passes

Move In Kits

Flood provides various Move-In Kits to those being housed if supplies allow.  Your donations help keep our cupboards full and enable the need to be met.

Move In Kit – Kitchen

Quantity Gently Used Accepted
1 Mop (please, none that require replacement heads)
1 Broom
1 Dust Pan
1 yes Vacuum Cleaner
1 Laundry Basket
1 yes Pot, small
1 yes Pot, medium
1 yes Fry pan, small
1 yes Fry pan, medium
1 yes Can opener
yes Silverware Set for 4
yes Dishes for 4 (dinner plates, bowls)
4 yes Coffee Cups
4 yes Glasses
2 yes Large serving bowls
yes Cooking utensils (large spoons, spatula, flipper)
2 Dish cloths
2 Dish Towel
1 yes Toaster
1 yes Coffee Maker/Pot

Move In Kit – Bedding/Bath

Quantity Used Accepted
1 Pillow
2 yes Pillow Cases
2 yes Bedding, Twin or double fitted and flat sheets
1 yes Blanket, Twin or double
1 yes Bed Spread/Comforter, Twin or double (Bed in a Bag sets are great)
2 yes Facecloths
2 yes Hand towels
2 yes Bath towels
1 Shower Curtain
1 yes Shower Rod
1 Bath Mat
10 yes Clothes Hangers

Furniture

Quantity Used Accepted
yes Couch
yes Chairs, family room
yes Television
yes Converter Box
yes Antenna
yes Radio
yes Bookshelves
yes End tables
yes Chairs, kitchen
yes Kitchen table
yes Dresser
yes Household Decorations
no Mattresses, NEW Twin or Double

Christmas Items

(Items accepted between mid-November through the 2nd week in December.)
At Flood’s annual Christmas tree lot people purchasing a tree for themselves have the option to purchase a tree for a recently housed former homeless person allowing Flood to deliver about 40-50 trees to excited and thankful folks each year.  A tree becomes a Christmas Tree when lights, decorations and Christmas ornaments are added.
For your convenience donated Christmas items may be dropped off at Flood’s Christmas Tree lot when you are there purchasing your Christmas tree or wreath.
Quantity Used Accepted
50 Yes Christmas Tree Lights
50 Yes Tree ornament hooks, package
Yes Christmas Tree ornaments
Yes Christmas decorations for inside the home