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Berkeley NEED is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with tax-exempt status under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) and California Revenue and Taxation Code § 23701.

NEED relies mainly on donations from the City of Berkeley and other nonprofit organizations to continue offering free, clean syringes to drug users, but it also relies on help from members of the community. Your donation to NEED not only helps us dispense needles, but also helps us continue and expand our outreach, wound care, and delivery services.

To donate to NEED, click on the PayPal button below. You do not need a PayPal account to donate. Your donation to NEED may be tax-deductible. You may also mail checks to us or bring donations to us in person at our sites.

NEED will also gladly accept in-kind donations. We are currently in need of bottled water, socks, and boxes of latex gloves. We welcome anything else that you would like to donate, but we cannot accept things in very large quantities, as we do not have the storage space for large amounts of stuff.

Syringe Donations

NEED will gladly accept donations of unused, unopened, unexpired packages of syringes. We will be able to use the following syringe types:

We generally will not be able to distribute sizes other than the ones listed above. We cannot accept opened or damaged syringe packages, or expired syringes. However, we will gladly safely dispose of any kind of syringes, in any kind of condition.

To make an in-kind donation, email donations@berkeleyneed.org. The fair market value of your in-kind donation may be tax-deductible.