Who We Serve

KindnessG’mach serves local Jews in need from a broad array of backgrounds, circumstances, and diverse needs, including, among others, the following profiles and particular needs:

  • Struggling, financially vulnerable Jewish households
    • Everything and varied, Jewish holidays supplies, clothing, special occasion items, household goods, toiletries, furniture
  • Orthodox community
    • Kosher housewares, dishes, books, high holiday supplies, linen, furniture and special occasion clothing such as weddings, suits, gifts
  • Autism and special needs community
    • G’mach creates a safe place to get the help they need, often by appointment enabling the family to gather and shop in quiet surroundings with reduced sensory over-load
  • Israeli post-doc families
    • Need everything to set up home – furniture, housewares, clothing, school uniforms. After 4 years generally donate back all items. This is a source of volunteers.
  • Israeli lung and heart transplant patients
    • Need everything for about 2 years
  • Local Synagogues and Jewish schools
    • Books, games, tablecloths and various Shabbat evening supplies.
  • Residents of the San Diego Moishe House
    • Young graduates need housewares, bedding, and furniture.
  • Jewish Trans community members
    • Increasing demand for clothing, housewares and furniture by appointment to allow for privacy.
  • The Ken community:
    • G’mach surplus clothing provided to help facilitate their Mexican community charities.
  • Community members
    • Grandparents borrow car seats, strollers, cribs, toys and books for out-of-town family visits.  Items are returned after a short time, often with a donation.  Also receive similar requests from families who are in town visiting for events  such as weddings or bar mitzvahs.



Thank you for all of your kindness and for moving heaven and earth to get me the help I needed.


G-d bless you for the huge amount that you do and the many lives and hearts you touch.


Thank you for your kindness and generosity and for being there for me when nobody else was.


When I found myself in a major bind and had no other way out, you were there for me. Without your help I most definitely would not have been able to overcome this crisis.


As a single mother of three, I would like to thank you for providing our community with a much-needed resource.


I had nowhere to turn for help. Helene and Myrice, at the G’mach, were so compassionate and helpful in so many ways. They restored my hope in humanity!

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”   -Aesop