Move-In Kits

Imagine starting a new home without a broom, bedding, or kitchen basics?

Building Futures is proud to be housing more families than ever before! As they rebuild after homelessness and domestic violence, most will be moving to their new homes with only a few personal items. Building Futures and our community are partnering to provide Move-In Kits for newly housed individuals and families. What a way to show your neighbors you care!

The Move-In Kit campaign focuses on the things a household cannot do without: 12 home essentials totaling $360. Every penny raised purchases and provides these much-needed items. Donors can cover all or part of a Move-In Kit. Together, we can help more families!


By making an online donation, you can “shop” for a newly housed family with our housewarming “gift registry.” We use the money donated to buy the most-needed items and fill in the gaps for our families. We aim to provide all of the necessary items someone would need for the first month of housing.

  • Fund an entire kit—biggest impact: $360
  • Microwave for a busy family: $100
  • Bedding for little ones’ sweet dreams: $200
  • Stock a kitchen with the basics: $85
  • Bath time—to stay clean and cozy: $45
  • Gift cards are flexible and amazing for the family: $25

Check out our Online Campaign for the full list of items! 


Want to get together and volunteer with your co-workers, church, school, friends, family, or group? Want help to host your own move-in kit drive? Download our flyer for groups or email [email protected] to find out what you need to create a move-in kit campaign!


Gift cards are amazing, allowing the family the flexibility to choose what they need most and fulfill the basic housing needs. Please donate gift cards in increments of $25 so that they can be evenly distributed. Especially needed are gifts cards from Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and CVS or Visa gift cards. Download our flyer for individuals for more information.

Deliveries: Donated items and gift cards should be dropped off or mailed to Building Futures’ San Leandro office. Before dropping off items, please make an appointment by calling 510-357-0205, ext. 206. Donations are accepted weekdays between 9AM and 4PM (except holidays). Please do not leave items at our door after hours. They will be discarded. Thank you for understanding.

Building Futures is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID # 94-3100741. We will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes for your donation.

MOVE-IN KITS for Groups

MOVE-IN KITS for Individuals

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