Nothing Goes To Waste
Waste Not Program oversees the distribution of unusable items donated to, or purchased for
use by, thrift shop, Operation School Bell® or any other Assistance League of Inland North
County program to other 501(c)(3) organizations.
Organizations Currently Receiving Donations
- Esperanza Crisis Center where homeless adults in crisis, many of them veterans, can find
a 24-hour crisis residence which provides acute mental healthcare services to those
requiring inpatient treatment. Services include psychiatric evaluation, medication where
indicated, individual and group therapy, discharge planning, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
- New Day Urban Ministries provides an area where the homeless and low income
individuals and families can shop for themselves for clothing and other necessities. There is
no charge for the items they select. Comfort and support is provided while connecting
clients to services such as those that can enable them to train for jobs or recover from
addiction. Those with new jobs are provided with transportation vouchers.
- Palomar Medical Center, Escondido and Palomar Medical Center, Poway provide homeless with clothing and shoes when needed.