In Partnership with San Diego’s Navy League
Offering a Hand Up to San Diego’s Military Families
NEW NUMBER!!! Call now: 760-392-1551
Donations Needed for our Military Families
Donation Items Needed
All Household furniture
Homefront San Diego is in need of household furniture for our
military families in need. We often find that our military families
come from other states (or countries) where housing is furnished and
they simply arrive with just their clothing and personal items. When
we receive a call for “furniture help”, it is usually with a bit of
desperation, so we attempt to deliver basic furniture as quickly as
possible. We can accept, and will schedule pickups for, furniture in
good condition, such as couches of all types (sectional, sleeper,
loveseat), sofa chairs, recliners, kitchen/DR tables & chairs,
flat-screen TV's, dressers of all types and working washers & dryers
if not older that 5-6 years. We cannot schedule pickups for the
following items, but will accept coffee tables, end tables, night
stands, rocking chairs, small desks, TV stands, small mirrors and
lamps if they are available during a scheduled pickup. In addition
to the above, we accept cribs, crib mattresses, child's dressers,
toddler beds, and changing tables.
We have some difficulty placing desks, armoires, computer desks,
hutches, buffets, bookcases, filing cabinets, large floor mirrors,
office chairs and entertainment centers, as most military housing
will not easily accommodate large furniture, requiring us to put
these items in storage, so we are declining them. We have limited
storage space available and have decided to concentrate on basic
furniture items, which can generally be picked up and delivered
quickly, allowing us to serve a maximum number of service families.
Once you have offered a suitable donation, our Furniture Volunteers
will keep in touch to schedule a pickup. Your tax receipt will be
provided during the pick-up of your donation.
Please be sure that your donation is in good, useable condition;
clean, not torn, broken, or with missing parts, ie"fit for a hero".
Most of our families have small children and we are sensitive to the
family’s need for clean and suitable furniture. We cannot, and we do
not expect receiving families to, clean, repair or “rehabilitate”
furniture we deliver, nor do we have the time or facilities to do
so. Our pickup volunteers have been instructed to “politely decline”
any items that do not meet our standards.
We hope you understand.
If you are in a situation where you need a quick pickup and we
cannot meet your schedule, we’ll let you know. Please feel free to
deliver your donation directly to one of our partners: San Diego
Military Outreach Ministries. (MOM SD). Office Tel: (619) 461-4164.
Please call ahead for instructions and directions.
Homefront San Diego is always in need of baby furniture! Needed
items include: cribs, changing tables, child’s dressers, toddler
beds, swings, highchairs, and strollers. Car seats are also needed,
but we are only able to accept new car seats for safety reasons.
Please be sure that your donation meets current safety standards for
baby items and also the furniture standards described above, under
While we can only do a pickup for a crib or toddler bed, all other
baby items listed will be accepted during a scheduled pickup,
whether for a crib/toddler bed or furniture. Baby items mentioned
above, for which we cannot schedule a pickup, may be delivered to
one of our partners: San Diego Military Outreach Ministries. (MOM
SD). Office Tel: (619) 461-4164. Please call ahead for instructions
DONATE A SERVICEABLE CAR to Homefront San Diego, and receive a
tax deduction. Because the Navy League is a 501 (c) 3 and we do not
sell or auction the vehicles, but turn them over directly to a
receiving family, your donation is tax deductable at the full blue
Homefront San Diego coordinates the donation of automobiles to
deserving military families. These cars come from citizens who
generously wish to recognize members of the United States military
services, and their families for the tremendous sacrifices they’ve
made by defending our country.
Generally we are looking for cars, vans and SUV’s with less than
150,000 miles on them with a vintage of 15 years or less. They
should have either 4 or 6 cylinder engines (because of the high gas
consumption on V-8 engines), and be in fairly good condition.
Homefront arranges for these cars to receive a complete safety,
mechanical and electrical inspection and with the help of the Navy
League have any necessary repairs performed. A member of a
pre-qualified military family (with a rank of E5 or less) is then
given all necessary paperwork and sent to the DMV where title to the
vehicle is transferred into their name!
If you would like to donate a vehicle to Homefront San Diego, please
call the Homefront San Diego Hotline at (760) -392-1551. If you are
a military family in need of a vehicle please call the Homefront San
Diego Hotline at (760) -392-1551
Homefront San Diego is in need of your not-so-new, but still
workable, computers and monitors. As you know, email is the
preferred method of communication between a family and their
deployed soldier, and many spouses also find them valuable for
taking classes. You can call our hotline at (760) -392-1551 and
we’ll open a case file for your donation.
We'll accept Apple (Mac) and Windows (Microsoft) working computers,
both desktops and laptops. All systems must have valid operating
system licenses as all of our donated computers are refurbished by
inspecting the units, wiping the hard drive clean, and reinstalling
the operating system before they are given to a family. (Any
name-brand system, Dell, HP, Sony, etc. will be fine). For Windows
computers, the operating system must be XP or newer (XP, Vista,
Windows 7) and typically fewer than 6 years old. We have partnered
with Fortress Computer Pros to handle the refurbishing and
reinstallation for all systems. Fortress will accept older or
non-functional systems for free electronics recycling, but only
functional systems that meet the minimum requirements will be
considered a donation.
If you wish to donate a computer (s), please call our hotline ((760)
392-1551), so we can obtain information for our records and answer
any questions you may have. We will request donors to deliver
Fortress Computer Pros
11305 Rancho Bernardo Road Suite 116, San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 451-7020 --- www.fortresscomputerpros.com
While we will accept peripheral equipment, such as printers,
scanners, routers, external hard drives, etc., as part of a computer
donation, we cannot accept these items as a stand-alone donation.
Functioning items of this type are acceptable to MOM San Diego and
we suggest that donors can deliver there. Please call San Diego
Military Outreach Ministries. (MOM SD). Office Tel: (619) 461-4164.
Grocery Store & Commissary Gift Cards
Homefront San Diego is always in need of grocery store and
Commissary gift cards. While we will gladly accept cards in any
amount from all grocery stores, we prefer ones from the larger
chains with many stores (this makes it easier for the families to
shop). An unfortunate truth is that emergency food requests flood
our hotline and email daily. We offer our military families in need,
either Commissary Gift Certificates or store cards to meet their
immediate needs. Cards can be mailed to: Homefront San Diego,
Attention: Phyllis Barber, 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, Ca 92101.
Discount/Department Store Gift Cards
Homefront San Diego is in need of store cards (Walmart, Target),
that could be used to purchase food, baby items and other necessary
items, as the needs arise. Cards are appreciated in any amount.
Cards can be mailed to: Homefront San Diego, Attention: Phyllis
Barber, 2115 Park Blvd , San Diego , Ca 92101
Homefront San Diego is always in need of funds to make magic
happen for these military families in need. Every penny of your
donation goes to a military families needs. Homefront San Diego is
run 100% by volunteers who receive no compensation. Your donation,
in any amount, will go towards a number of services provided to our
military families in need such as putting food on their table or
simply repairing their vehicle so that it's safe to drive.
Cash donations can be made with a check made out to the San Diego
Navy League, with "Homefront San Diego" in the check memo line. This
assures that we get credit for the donation. Mail to : San Diego
Navy League, Attn: Homefront San Diego, 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego,
Cash donations can also be made, by credit card, online, at our
website www.homefrontsandiego.org . The upper left side of the
homepage has a link "Click here to donate on-line". Also, on the
right-hand side of the page, under "Online Donations" the same link,
"Click here to donate on-line", appears. Click either link. This
opens a Navy League page - with three choices for a donation online.
In the Homefront San Diego section, fill out the amount to be
donated and submit. Follow instructions to complete the donation.