North Bay Fires

North Bay Fires: How you can help

The fires in the North Bay have caused historic damage and the forced evacuation of thousands of residents. Many of us have family or friends in the North Bay or have explored its beauty. Here are some helpful resources for how you can help.

Drop-off donations to HandsOn Bay Area

HandsOn Bay Area is working closely with North Bay organizations to collect and deliver the following essential items. New and packaged items are highly preferred. 

  • Gift Cards: Safeway, Target, CVS, Walmart, VISA, etc

  • Hygiene supplies: Shampoo, condition, shaving cream, kleenex, diapers, tampons, pads, brushes, hair ties,

  • Animal supplies: Crates of all sizes, pet bowls, zipties, litter boxes (disposable preferred), litter, animal food, towels, beds, leashes

  • Food: Non-perishable, ready to eat food. No glass containers

  • Clothing: Socks, underwear, diapers

  • Other: Large plastic bins, trash bags, flashlights, batteries, cell phone chargers

Drop-off Information

Donations taken M-F 9am-5pm 10/13 through 10/17/2017. HandsOn Bay Area is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

HandsOn Bay Area
1504 Bryant Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94103


Interested volunteers can sign-up online here to receive information regarding when and where volunteers are needed. You can also check-in with the locations below to see if they are still in need volunteers.



Please e-mail us at or call 415-484-5568