Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day. ​

We fight for public resources and policies that serve our most vulnerable and marginalized neighbors: those living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. We believe that everyone deserves the space to exist and a place to call home.​

DESC meets people wherever they are and accepts them as they are.


DESC has multiple in-kind needs:


Items We Accept

  • Adult clothing
  • Hygiene items
  • Small appliances and household items, except furniture
  • Non-expired, shelf-ready food that does not need to be refrigerated
  • When in doubt, email to see if what you have is something we can accept!

Items We Always Need

  • Men’s pants
  • Men’s coats
  • Women’s plus-sized clothing
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Coffee (beans or ground)
  • Sleeping bags
  • New adult-sized socks


And it has a fundraising thrift shop in Pioneer Square. Double the near-and-dear-my-heart – one of my beloved activities located in one of my preferred Seattle neighborhoods. And from neighborhood, bet the stuff is FABULOUS. SCORE!

About Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Virtual Professional Organizer®

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