Don’t Discard it…Donate it!
Every day, companies, organizations, and institutions throw away usable goods that still have a lot of value, while their counterparts in poorer communities struggle with inadequate resources. WE CAN HELP!
2 A GOOD CAUSE can help you donate, rather than discard, your excess usable goods and services to local, community-based nonprofit agencies, including food pantries, food programs, homeless shelters, zoos, schools, youth and women’s shelters, centers for the disabled, and other important agencies in Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Francisco Counties.
At the same time, we are helping to heal the planet. 2 A Good Cause keeps more than 24 tons of goods out of local landfills every year.
Why waste while others are in need?
Social Service Agencies served in 2017
Berkeley Women’s Shelter • North Berkeley Senior Center • BOSS Shelter, Berkeley Mens Shelter • California College of the Arts • Chrysalis House • Building a Solid Foundation • Davis Street Family Service Center • East Bay Sanctuary Movement • Emeryville Senior Center • First Place for Youth • Friends of the Oakland Public Library • Habitat for Humanity • Oakland Tool Lending Library • Jewish Family and Community Services – refugee program • La Clinica de la Raza • Lava Mae • Manna from Heaven • Telegraph Baptist Community Services • Medshare • Oakland Cerebral Palsy Center • Oakland Museum • Oakland Senior Center • San Francisco Playhouse • Street Level Health Project • Temple Sinai • The Rose Foundation • Volunteers of America • Youth Art Spirit • American Indian Child Resource Center • American Indian Intertribal Friendship House • Emeryville Community Action Project • Women’s Daytime Drop In Center • Order of Malta Podiatry Clinic
HOSPITALS: Fairmont Hospital • Highland Hospital • Oakland Benioff Children’s Hospital • Shriners Children’s Hospital • U.C. Davis Children’s Hospital
SCHOOLS: Acorn Woodland Elementary • Bayview Elementary • Allendale Elementary • Academy for Success Middle School • Cara Music Academy • Coliseum College Prep Academy • Edna Breuer Middle School • Cleveland Elementary • Garfield Elementary • Ascend Middle School • Greenleaf Elementary • Hoover Elementary • Washington Elementary • United for Success Middle School • Kipp Bridge K-12 • Roosevelt Middle School • Oakland High School
ANIMAL PROGRAMS: Alameda Animal Shelter • Berkeley Animal Shelter • Berkeley Humane Society • Oakland SPCA • San Francisco SPCA
2 A Good Cause, Inc., a 501c(3) org., was established in 2006 to help non-profit organizations meet their needs through creative reuse and repurposing. We provide non-profit organizations with supportive connections to businesses within their own communities in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
We are dedicated to assisting agencies meet their short and long term needs through relationship building and networking with businesses, industries, and individuals who are willing to donate their goods and services.
Many of the non-profit agencies we serve depend on donations to help their clients in this very difficult economic time.
Some of Our Projects
2 A Good Cause, Inc. is here to help non-profit agencies make the most of their funding, and donor dollars. These include Food Banks, Hospitals & Clinics, Schools, Women’s Shelters, Libraries, Drop-in Centers for teens and seniors, Museums, and Animal rescue.
Books – Books – Books
We make children’s books available at food distribution centers. While adults are getting food for their family’s bodies, their children can pick out a book to nourish their imagination. Adults can concentrate better on the job at hand with the young ones occupied. We choose three public schools annually to receive books and other learning aids that fill empty shelves in libraries and classrooms. Teachers appreciate being able to give a child a book for a job well done. For some it’s the first book they’ll own. Ongoing monthly deliveries of between 400 – 1000 books to Oakland public schools to use in classroom libraries or as free giveaway books.
Food – Clothing – Shelter
We donate food, clothing, emergency supplies, and hygiene kits to distribution and drop-in centers. Bedding, household goods, and small appliances are a boon to those leaving the Shelter and setting up their own place. Ongoing support in the form of household and kitchen supplies to programs helping with resettlement programs such as the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, JFCS refugee program, and Street Level Health Project .
We help meet the needs of animal shelters, zoos, SPCA, and wildlife rehabilitation programs. Thanks to our efforts, several zoos across the western United States are getting less than perfect or wilted produce from grocers that would normally be put in the trash or compost bin. Less than perfect towels go here too – to sooth and clean our animal friends.
We have begun this year to ship books to public schools across the country to teachers requesting specific genres of books.
We have partnered with Medshare to both bring them medical supplies and this year send supplies overseas with select volunteers who deliver these to clinics and agencies in areas hit by disasters.
We have even managed to deliver feeding syringes to a reputable sloth rescue agency in Costa Rica.