Veteran Wish List

Veteran Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is always in need of physical items for Ventura County veterans and their families. We have taken an important role to ensure the safety and well-being of our local veteran population, including homeless and at-risk veterans, recently-housed veterans, and disabled veterans.

When we are contacted about a veteran or family member in one or more of the above groups, we learn about their needs that will help them get back on their feet. Some needs are specific to that veteran while other needs overlap from one veteran to the next.

We are now offering you, the donor, an opportunity to fulfill one or more of their needs to help rebuild and improve their lives.

You can help grant the wishes of veterans and their families in your community. This process is very easy:

1. Scroll down this page to view our Veteran Wish Lists and choose what item(s) you would like to donate to Ventura County veteran(s) in need:

  • Wish Lists of veterans with medical needs
  • Wish Lists of recently-housed veterans
  • Ongoing Needs to anticipate the needs of both homeless veterans and recently-housed veterans

2. You may contribute by donating one or more the items (new or gently used is most preferred). If you have item(s) to donate, please give us a call at 8054826550 so we may assist with connecting the item(s) to the veteran(s) in need.

You can help ensure that we are Serving Those Who Served Us by your generous, tax-deductible contribution today. On behalf of our veterans and their families, thank you!

Free Items for Veterans; Thank You to Our Donors

Current Veteran Wish Lists

Giving Me Independence with Medical Equipment

U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I was a dental technician during the Vietnam War. I have battled serious health issues in the past year that make it hard for me to maintain my balance and do everyday tasks.

I recently had an electric scooter donated to me to help with getting around the home. However, in my current condition, it would still be difficult for me to get to follow-up doctor appointments.

My Wish List:
* Portable aluminum wheelchair ramp


I am an Army veteran. I served in combat in Korea and in the Reserves during Vietnam. I am an amputee as a result of my time in service. I am cared for by my daughter, but am able to live independently.

* Shower stool
* Medical step stool


I am an Army veteran who served during Vietnam.

An electric scooter was donated to my spouse to help her get around the home more safely while she goes through physical therapy. However, in her current condition, it would still be difficult for her to get to follow-up doctor appointments.

* Portable aluminum wheelchair ramp


I am a Marine veteran. I was a Tanker in Afghanistan right after the Vietnam War.

My Wish List:
* 4-wheeled electric scooter


I am the widow of an Air Force veteran, daughter of a Navy veteran, and mother of an Army veteran. My son is now doing the best he can to assist me with my everyday needs, but I could use some additional help.

My Wish List:
* Power lift recliner
* Stair lift (that orients to the left side of the stairs)


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I was in the Seabees. I have trouble standing up without assistance, and a recent surgery has made this simple task much tougher for me.

My Wish List:
* Power lift recliner


I am an Army veteran. I served for three years in Germany during World War II. I am the pastor at my local church. I have been using a manual wheelchair, but due to my declining health, I can no longer transport myself in that wheelchair.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I served in the U.S. Navy for over 25 years. I was a Cryptologist during the Vietnam War. I was recently diagnosed with a long-term health condition that will require home care.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran. I was in communications and a mechanic during the Korean War. I was recently discharged from the hospital. I am currently sleeping on my couch, as that is easiest for me to get in and out of a sleeping position.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I recently encountered issues with getting in and out of bed, something I have never experienced in the past.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran. I go out in our community with my service dog to help my fellow veterans in need. However, my service dog has trouble getting in and out of our car due to a chronic health condition and a recent injury.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran. I was a Tank Gunner during WWII. I currently use a 3-wheeled electric scooter to get to the local activities center, but I have fallen off of it multiple times while trying to navigate the street curbs. I need a different electric scooter to safely socialize with my fellow veterans.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran. I was a Paratrooper in France during WWII. I have survived a stroke and am now home-bound under the full-time care of my family.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. My spouse and I are having a hard time getting around with the wheelchair I am currently using.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who served during the early part of the Vietnam War. I have given back to my fellow local veterans, but I could use some support of my own.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Furnishing My New Home

U.S. Army

I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I served as a Field Artillery Surveyor right after the Vietnam War. I was homeless for a long time and have overcome serious medical issues from my time in the service.

My wish list:
* Loveseat
* Small dresser (so I can put my TV on top of it)
* Dining table with up to four chairs


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a 20-year Navy veteran who served during Desert Storm. I am overcoming both physical and mental challenges so I can be a better contributor to my community.

My Wish List:
* Small office desk
* High-back office chair


I am the widow of an Air Force veteran, daughter of a Navy veteran, and mother of an Army veteran. My son is now doing the best he can to assist me with my everyday needs, but I could use some additional help.

My Wish List:
* Sofa table


U.S. Army

I am an Army veteran who served as a nurse during the Gulf War. Although I am not recently housed, my refrigerator is showing signs of wear and tear. Because I live on a very fixed income, I currently cannot afford to replace it.

My wish list:
* Apartment-sized refrigerator


U.S. Army

I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I served as a travel nurse right after the Gulf War, and then in the Reserves during the War on Terrorism. I am overcoming medical issues to help provide for my family.

My wish list:
* Sofa
* Microwave


U.S. Army

I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I served in the Infantry after the Vietnam War. I have overcome medical issues to be where I am today.

My wish list:
* Dining room table with chairs
* 4 or 5-drawer dresser
* Recliner or other living room chair
* Countertop microwave
* TV
* Coffee table or end table
* Kitchenware
* Pillows
* Blankets
* Queen-sized bed sheets
* Throw rugs
* Shower curtain


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served during the Vietnam War. I have overcome medical issues and am now doing much better. I am now the primary caregiver for my disabled son, who has come to live with me so I can care for him.

My wish list:
* Sofa or futon or full-size hideaway bed


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran that was recently housed.

My Wish List:
* Sofa
* Recliner
* Coffee table


I am a Marine veteran who was recently housed. I served multiple tours in Iraq.

My Wish List:
* Sofa
* Dresser


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was a Jet Mechanic.

My Wish List:
* Mini or apartment-sized refrigerator
* Twin or full-sized mattress


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a Field Wireman during the final years of the Vietnam War.

My Wish List:
* 120-volt electric clothes dryer
* Pair of loveseats
* Apartment-sized refrigerator
* Dining table
* Four chairs for my dining table
* Recliner
* Nightstand
* Dresser
* Lamps
* Full-size mattress
* Electric washer and dryer


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served in Korea. I was chronically homeless and continued to fight to get my way off the street, despite the many obstacles I dealt with over the years.

My Wish List:
* Pillows
* Towels
* Mop
* Broom
* Dustpan


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a Field Artillery Target Acquisition Specialist not long after Vietnam.

My Wish List:
* Bookcase
* Small office desk
* Dresser
* Stand for my microwave


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was a Seabee not long after Vietnam.

My Wish List:
* Closet storage drawers
* Sofa
* Small office desk
* Nightstand
* Standing lamp
* Bedside lamp


I am an Air Force Reserve veteran who was recently housed. I worked in tactical aircraft maintenance for over 30 years. I am now a handyman and a caregiver for a senior citizen in our community.

My Wish List:
* Apartment-sized refrigerator


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a Combat Medic during Desert Storm. I have gone back to school to pursue a nursing degree that I may use towards teaching younger generations that do not believe they have a future.

My Wish List:
* Two dining chairs
* Sofa or recliner
* Countertop microwave
* Blender
* Dresser
* Coffee table


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am the widow of a Vietnam veteran. I overcame memory issues to be able to now have a roof over my head.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy Seabee who was recently housed. I was a Construction Mechanic during the Gulf War.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I overcame addiction and mental issues after my time in the service. I would not be where I am today without the help from both the VA and people in a support group with which I am associated.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was chronically homeless for over 15 years before receiving the help that allowed me to get back on my feet.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served during the Vietnam War.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am a recently-discharged Marine veteran who was recently housed. I served in the Infantry during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was an Operations Specialist right after the Vietnam War.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served in Vietnam as an orderly.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!

Free Items for Veterans; Thank You to Our Donors

Ongoing Needs

Medical Equipment

Mobility is often taken for granted. However, for those who are unable to walk without assistance, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and electric scooters are invaluable. Such equipment gives our local veterans a sense of independence they otherwise would not have.

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • 3 and 4-wheeled electric scooters
  • Seated walkers

Furnishing Veterans’ Homes

The furnishings and decorations that make a house a home define and ground the family living in that home. When a veteran and family transition into an empty house, they have been homeless for so many years that they do not realize what items they need to make their new house a home. Such items give our local veterans what they need to get back on their feet and feel a sense of community.

  • Lightweight dolly
  • Mattress (twin, full, or queen most preferred)
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining table
  • Dining chairs
  • Sofa/loveseat
  • Recliner
  • Countertop microwave

Emergency Funds and Everyday Essentials

A number of the veterans we serve, especially with our Mobile Veteran Outreach (MVO) program, fall into one of the following categories:

  • Homeless veterans
  • Veterans at risk of being homeless
  • Recently-housed veterans

All are either living off a fixed source of income or no source of income at all. Because of this limited income, they do not have an adequate food supply, reasonable change of clothes, personal care products for their overall health, and gasoline for their cars to get to their jobs and medical appointments.

If you are able to assist us with donating any of the following emergency supplies, all of which will allow our MVO team to best ensure the safety of these highest-risk veterans as they are connected to critical services, we would greatly appreciate your support.

  • Hotel vouchers
  • Gas cards
  • Perishable and non-perishable food items
  • Toiletries
  • Prepaid gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Chain store gift cards
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Bus passes