Citywide clothing drive launches

Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks manager for Center for Women and Children

On Tuesday, the Richmond Community Services Department launched a spring clothing collection drive in partnership with the Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM), an Iron Triangle-based services and resources center for the homeless and needy.

This particular clothing drive requests donations of new, unworn undergarments such as underwear, bras, socks, and belts.

“While plenty of clothing is donated to the residents and guests at BARM, new undergarments are much more difficult to come by,” according to City Manager Bill Lindsay’s newsletter. 

A dozen city centers will have barrels where clothing items can be dropped off: Booker T. Anderson Community Center; Community Services Building (Recreation Complex); May Valley Community Center; Nevin Community Center; Parchester Community Center; Richmond City Hall; Richmond Plunge; Richmond Police Department; Richmond Public Library – Bayview; Richmond Public Library – West Side; Richmond Swim Center; Shields-Reid Community Center.

For more information about the spring clothing drive, contact Stephanie Ny at or (510) 620-6563.

For more information about Bay Area Rescue Mission, visit or call (510) 215-4555.