Barb Wilkie's EHN Website
Last updated 2008

EHN Board President Barb Wilkie was very ill from chemically-induced kidney disease for several years. She passed away May 31, 2011. EHN presents this site both as a tribute and as valuable information. Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time. We will be transferring the site page by page, with updated details, to EHN's main site. If you would like to reach an EHN staff person, please contact us directly.


EHN [of California]
P.O. Box 1155
Larkspur, California, 94977-0074

Support and Information Line
(SAIL) 415.541.5075
A 501 (c) (3) non profit agency.


Folks living in or near San Francisco may donate to EHN through the . . .

Community Thrift Store

623 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110-1149

phone number: 415.861.4910

fax number: 415.861.7483


Because EHN is a member organization -- #49 -- of The Community Thrift Store, those of you living in or near San Francisco, may get money into EHN's coffers by taking your donations of CLEAN, NO REPAIR, READY TO USE OR WEAR items to the Community Thrift Store.

Donations are accepted at their donation door on the south side of the building, on Sycamore Alley (next to the store) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

AUG. 11 - 17, 2008!

For EHN to receive a percentage of the sales, you must state that you are donating on behalf of the Environmental Health Network. You can further assist in getting that donation percentage to EHN by giving our code number -- 49. (My mnemonic device is remembering the 49ers.) There is one receipt per donation; one receipt per present donor.

TheCommunity Thrift Store welcomes donations such as:

  • clean clothing
  • jewelry & accessories
  • costumes
  • leather
  • shoes and boots
  • line, rugs
  • books & stationery
  • art and seasonal decorations
  • toys and sports equipment
  • bicycles
  • collectibles
  • housewares
  • furniture
  • CDs, records, cassettes, videos
  • lamps
  • electronics
  • bric a brac
  • luggage
  • baskets
  • mirrors
  • crutches, wheelchairs, walkers
  • allso accept pianos and pool tables, if delivered.

TheCommunity Thrift Store must reject:
  • automobiles
  • baby furniture, car seats, strollers, cribs, high chairs
  • bowling balls
  • chemicals
  • console TVs or stereos
  • desks longer than 5 feet
  • metal desks
  • items with failing particle board
  • exercise equipment
  • food products
  • hangers
  • humidifiers, vaporizers, medical supplies and equipment
  • inflatable items
  • major appliances
  • mattresses,futons, frames, box springs, sofa beds
  • fax machines, copiers
  • ski equipment
  • stray encyclopedias
  • blinds
  • computer equipment, monitors, printers, keyboards, etc
  • steam cleaners
  • dirty heaters
  • hairdryers w/o safety plugs
  • electric shavers
  • cosmetics
  • Christmas tree stands
  • lateral filing cabinets
  • electric blankets
Please call ahead if you have any questions about the acceptability of your donations -- 415.861.4910

The Community Thrift Store is located at 623 Valencia -- between 17 and 18th streets -- San Francisco, CA 94110. Their phone number is 415.861.4910 and their fax number is 415.861.7483.

You may shop at Community Thrift from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. You may take your donations to Community Thrift between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. And, believe it or not, you may also volunteer, 9 a.m to 7 p.m., seven days a week . . . or some portion thereof.

While the Community Thrift Store and donation station are opened most days, they are closed for: New Year's Day, Gay Pride Day (last Sunday of June), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Regular store hours are from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. daily. The store is closed four days each year: New Year's Day, Gay Pride Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This information taken from TCS's brochure, received October-November 2003. -- Barb


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The Environmental Health Network (EHN) [of California] is a 501 (c) (3) non profit agency and offers support and information for the chemically injured. EHN is a member -- #49 -- of The Community Thrift Store in San Francisco. The Community Thrift Store serves over 200 charities. The URL for EHN's homepage is