White Pony Express Free General Store

  The Need

There are people in our community who can’t afford to clothe themselves adequately for the weather or to get a job. There are children in our county who don’t have proper clothing for the season and for school. These children don’t have books to read and toys to play with that help build a sense of full participation in life.

At the same time, many retail business owners and managers would welcome a way to donate their surplus goods to neighbors in need if someone were able to pick up these goods and deliver them.

The spirit of sharing and caring enriches the lives of both donors and recipients. Donors feel the joy of making open-hearted contributions to the common good. Recipients are helped to move from the margins to the mainstream and to share in a fuller and happier life.

  Our Service

White Pony Express Free General Store identifies people in need and programs in Contra Costa County that are helping these people lift themselves out of poverty. We then partner with donors, picking up their surplus goods and delivering them to our neighbors in need, either through community groups that serve them or directly at delightful events we stage called "Boutiques".

  How it Works

Our Donor Partner calls our Hotline with information about the donation.
Our Dispatcher sends a runner to pick up the donation.
Our Runner delivers the goods free to our neighbors in need.

  What to Donate

Adult and children's clothing and children's books, toys, and games. To donate food, visit our food relay site: whiteponyexpress.org