Redwood Women's Foundation is a women's empowerment network made up of women from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Please call to donate or make a request.
DROP-OFF LOCATION (By Appointment Only Tuesdays/Thursdays 10am-5pm)
Redwood Women's Foundation
1213 Railroad Drive
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
CLOTHINGPer our stated policy on the condition of donated items, Redwood Women's Foundation will only accept professional clothing that is clean, and ready-to-wear for our clients. Casual Wear donations: everyday wear, activewear, footwear, handbags/totes, accessories, and any new intimate apparel items.*Undergarments (bras & panties) must be in their original unopened packaging.
THE FOLLOWING ARE IMMEDIATE NEEDS:New bras, panties, socks, shoes, activewear, shapewear, beauty & feminine products
Condition/Appearance of Donated ClothingWhen preparing your clothing donations to Redwood Women's Foundation, please keep in mind that we are providing affordable clothing for women to wear on job interviews, to work, everyday and evening wear. We have limited financial, volunteer resources, and storage space. Therefore, we ask that all Professional clothing donations come to us on hangers and ready for our clients to wear out the door. Items donated must be in excellent condition. Donations received are directly merchandised into our client showroom; therefore RWF asks that the items donated be received in the following condition:
Current style or timeless design
New, like new or gently used
Clean and pressed
Ready to wear
Suggested Items for Donation (Seasonal)
Purses & Totes
Jewelry & Scarves
Bras & Panties*
Winter Scarves & Gloves
Meet Michelle Hood--a single mom, who graduated from Humboldt State University and started Redwood Women's Foundation. Michelle knows what it's like to feel anxious and unsure about the appropriateness of her existing professional wardrobe. She learned to mix and matched multiple items of clothing to broaden her spectrum. She sticks to solid colors and a handful of accessories. (Top Left Photo)
Since Redwood Women's Foundation began, we have served over 300 women, offered 70+ events, and provided over 90 days of transitional housing. With your support and donations, motivated women like Michelle gain access to: beautiful, recycled, stylish work clothes, bags, accessories, and active-wear that is perfect for career and everyday social settings.
Our Community Closet offers quality new and recycled clothing that women feel comfortable and confident wearing. Purchasing and/or receiving used clothing online or at thrift stores is a sustainable practice and good for the environment. We've already received a ton of fabulous donations and look forward to serving the women in our community.
Please fill out an application to donate or receive.
What we acceptRedwood Women's Foundation accepts nearly everything that plugs in or uses electricity, including smartphones, tablets, e-readers, video systems, computers, laptops, printers, and much more. Learn how to best prepare your NEW or LIGHTLY USED donation to RWF and what to expect when you arrive. While we do take most electronics, there are some things we don’t accept. We don’t require a fee for our recycling service, but we do have suggested monetary donation amounts for individual pieces of used hardware. These suggested amounts reflect the labor and cost estimated for screening and processing items for possible reuse. (Apple Products a plus++)
Preparing your donationYou can help speed up the processing and recycling of your equipment by:Untangling all cords and cables and coiling them up with a rubber band or twist tie.Attaching power adapters to their associated equipmentTurn Off Activation Lock for Mobile DevicesIf you would like your device to be reused it is critical to turn off the activation lock. Even if your device is damaged, it may be worth repairing as long as it is not locked. If you have an Apple (iOS) device, please follow these instructions to prepare it for reuse.
What to expectPlease let us know if you need assistance transporting equipment to our donations drop when you arrive. We’ll log your equipment and will provide a donation-tracking information and informed of the suggested monetary donation. Finally, you’ll receive a tax receipt for your donation. The entire process takes around 15 minutes depending on the size of your donation.
For your securityPlease do not drop off donations outside of normal business hours, or without going through our donation procedure with RWF Staff. “Dumping” puts your personal data at risk and is illegal.Do you have a U-Haul or large palletized drop-off to make? Please give us a heads up at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify when we have the staff and space on-hand to handle your donation efficiently.