Dignity Drive – 2023/5784

Welcome 5784 with a commitment to g’milut hasadim – acts of lovingkindness.

Shopping? Throw a few extra items in your cart. Bring your donations to TIS as soon as possible but know that we will accept them through Sunday, October 8th.

All items must be new and unopened.

Items needed include:

  • New Children’s Pajamas (infant – 12 years old)
  • New books (infant – 12 years old)
  • Socks (children and adult sizes)
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry pods
  • Gender neutral sweatpants, t-shirts, pajama bottoms (adult sizes)
  • Diapers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toiletries (body wash, dental floss, disposable razors, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hairbrushes, combs, lotions, sunscreen, hand sanitizer)

Our partnerships include No One Left Behind, Pajama Program, Stepping Stone of San Diego, Youth Assistance Coalition, and various food pantries. These organizations supply necessary items that serve the needs of personal hygiene, as well as those of basic human dignity and well-being.

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*Guidelines for children’s pajamas and books:

Items that are not acceptable include:

  • Pajamas made from see-through/transparent material, are designed as short-shorts (“booty” shorts) or crop tops, or that have writing on the backside.
  • Books focusing on subjects such as violence, death, terminal/serious medical issues, religion, holidays, and/or divorce.
  • Items that include provocative language or images (including but not limited to curse words, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex, and partying).
  • Items focused on family roles such as parents/siblings (i.e., “Mom is #1,” “Daddy’s Little Helper,” “Big Brother,” “Little Sister”).

Please note: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission there are three different types of acceptable sleepwear for children, listed below:

  • Flame-Resistant loose-fitting sleepwear made of polyester
  • Snug-fitting sleepwear made from natural fabrics like cotton
  • Chemically treated sleepwear that’s loose-fitting and cotton

Get to know our Partners

No One Left Behind is the leading national organization dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promise to U.S. interpreters and employees in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs. TIS has partnered with several times in the past.

Pajama Program promotes equitable access to healthy sleep so all children can thrive. We provide new pajamas and storybooks, sleep health education, and caring connections to ensure that children facing adversities—including low family income, housing insecurity, and family instability—have the tools they need for better bedtimes.

Stepping Stone welcomes all individuals for services related to alcohol and drug addiction, and those in need of life-enhancing recovery from co-occurring conditions. It is our mission to primarily serve the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, but our doors are – and always have been – open to all. Clients often have other medical and psychiatric conditions that interact with and impact their addiction.

Youth Assistance Coalition was founded in 2017 by a group of motivated volunteers who saw the pattern of youth homelessness in San Diego and wanted to break it. From the beginning, YAC has focused on a community approach to breaking this pattern and has built up powerful partnerships with many other organizations in San Diego who are also committed to helping these youth get off the streets in a lasting way.


Our mission is to positively impact the lives of youth experiencing homelessness through empowerment, mentorship, and community collaboration in order to provide transformative opportunities.

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