All of us at Desolation Outdoors are deeply saddened by the tragic damage caused by the Valley Fire in Lake and Napa Counties in California. Our hearts go out to the people and animals who have been displaced and are working to rebuild.

We have committed to collecting non-perishable food, toiletries, animal care supplies and other necessities required for people to start rebuilding their lives. On October 6, we are filling the Desolation Outdoors trailer and delivering our collection to the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks for distribution. We have a 24 foot trailer and we need YOUR help packing it to capacity!

We are giving the relief organizations time to recover from the chaos and will be bringing the supplies when people need it most - when they are moving back into their homes and are starting over.

If you're in the Southern Marin area and would like to donate goods, please visit our donation barrel at Woodlands Market, located at 1550 Tiburon Blvd in Tiburon, California.

We are also collecting gently used or new sports equipment so that the kids affected by the Valley Fire can return to the sports and activities that they love! Please drop donated items off at Purple Monkey Hair Salon at the Boardwalk located at 1550 Tiburon Blvd, in the Courtyard. Please email for specifics.

Things that are needed: 

Non-perishable food items:

  • Peanut or other seed butters
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Rice & pasta (whole grain or brown rice, gluten free)
  • Canned fruit (packed in water or juice) or natural applesauce
  • Dried or canned beans (low sodium)
  • Whole grain cereal (low sugar)
  • Canned or boxed soup (low sodium)
  • Canned meats & fish (in water)
  • Healthy snacks such as low sugar granola bars, raw nuts or dried fruit
  • Easy to prepare kid-friendly meals like mac & cheese
  • Baby food

Household necessities: 

  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Diapers & baby wipes
  • Shampoo & conditioner (hotel-sized toiletries welcome!)
  • Soap, body wash, face wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dish soap, sponges, cleaning products

Animal care supplies: 

  • Dog & cat food
  • Cat litter
  • Leashes and collars
  • Pet food dishes

Gift cards:

  • Safeway
  • Home Depot
  • Kohl's, Sears, or other affordable department store
  • Gas cards: Chevron, Shell, 76, Valero

Storage & sorting containers for the collection center

If you can't make it in person, feel free to mail gift cards to
Desolation Outdoors Valley Fire Relief
1550G Tiburon Blvd, PO Box 334
Tiburon, CA 94920

Want to help? Need more information?
Please call Marissa Miller at 415-225-1431 or email