host a drive

Start your project today!

Year round, we need your help with projects that you can organize outside of CityTeam with your friends and family, or at work or church. These projects will greatly help us serve more of our neighbors in need.


1. Organize a drive with friends, family, or co-workers. Choose your drive(s) below. We have both ongoing and seasonal drives.

2. Download the corresponding flyer(s). Fill in the location where you want items dropped off. (If you need a bin, please contact [email protected] or your CityTeam in the Neighborhood rep). Fill in the due date you want to set for your drive (it is best to note when CityTeam needs items for Holiday Drives). Print & pass out flyers to advertise your drive.

3. Drop off collected items at your local CityTeam.

** For very large drives, CityTeam will coordinate pickup.

All donated items can be dropped off at one of the following locations:

CityTeam in the Neighborhood
1297 North 13th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408.232.5600

CityTeam San Francisco
164 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.861.8688

CityTeam Oakland
722 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.452.3758

CityTeam Portland
526 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503.231.9334

CityTeam Chester
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: 610.872.6865

Seasonal Drives

Easter Drive

Easter is the biggest meal of the year at CityTeam! In addition to serving hot and nutritious Easter meals to our guests who are homeless, we also provide food boxes with ham for low-income families to enjoy an Easter meal at home. Will you help us collect food items for this very special holiday?


We also want to spread joy to families in our community by giving out Easter baskets for children. Help provide suggested items to fill the baskets, and join us in assembling and distributing to the households we serve.


Coat Drive

This winter, many will be without the basic resources needed to keep warm and healthy. You can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by giving the gift of warmth to someone in need this holiday season. Organize a Coat Drive to reach the people in your city. Invite your family, friends, co-workers and community members to join you to collect new & gently-used coats.

San Jose Coat Drive Flyer

Back-to-School Drives

Organizing your backpack drive can be simple, easy and fun! With the provided materials, you can run a Backpack Drive with minimum time commitment. Many children who come to CityTeam are living in poverty. Quite often their parents do not earn enough money to pay for school supplies. Our goal is to provide tools that will enable them to be successful!

Chester – Backpacks For Success Flyer
Portland – Backpacks For Success Flyer
Oakland – Backpacks For Success Flyer
San Jose – Backpacks For Success Flyer

Or help low-income students get a fresh start to a new school year by hosting a Kids’ Clothing Drive. We collect new or gently used clothes and shoes for grades K-12.

San Jose – Kids Clothing Drive Flyer

Thanksgiving Drive

Organizing a turkey drive can be simple, easy and fun! You can run a successful turkey drive with minimal time commitment. This drive will help make a difference in the lives of the low income or homeless men, women and children that we will serve this holiday season at CityTeam.

Turkey Drive Flyer

Toy Drive

Make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas! Host a toy drive that will bring joy in the lives of the low-income children and families who CityTeam is serving at our mobile food & clothing programs. The simple gift of a toy will bring hope to children and relieve the stress of those parents who are not able to buy toys for their kids this Holiday season.

San Jose Toy Drive Flyer
Oakland Toy Drive Flyer

Ongoing Drives

Clothing Drive

We collect clothing all year round to distribute to low-income communities. Receiving free clothes brings joy to our guests, and being able to choose the styles they want to wear makes them feel confident. WATCH THIS VIDEO from one of our Pop-Up Closets.


Hygiene Drive

Many of the homeless that come to our doors don’t have the resources or money to purchase hygiene products. Being able to shave, brush their teeth, and get cleaned-up is important for increased self-esteem and also for good health. For many men, women and children – these products are a luxury. Hygiene items include: travel size soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, razor, shaving cream, and deodorant.

A Hygiene Drive is a great way to help someone gain their confidence back and begin the path to a restored life.

San Jose Hygiene Drive Flyer
Food Drive

Food Drive

We collect canned goods, peanut butter, pasta, rice, and beans all year round to provide groceries to hungry families and individuals. During the holidays, we have an even greater need as we provide holiday food boxes to those struggling with poverty. Organizing a food drive in your community or place of work is really simple, and it is a wonderful blessing to help those in need. Start your own food drive today! 

San Jose Food Drive Flyer

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