The pillows will go to the shelter run by Emerge! Center for Domestic Abuse. Emerge! has a shelter with 51 beds, but when the facility is full they have other emergency shelter housing options.
Ed Mercurio-Sakwa, the CEO of Emerge!, says on any given night they may be housing 60 or 70 people.
"They go through about 1,000 pillows a year so our goal is to provide them with a year supply of 1,000 pillows," said Mary Snider with L.E.W.C.
Sgt. Carmen Trevizo with OVPD says donating a pillow is a tangible, easy way for people to give back.
"We were as surprised as anybody to find that out that if you go into a domestic violence shelter, they have to be provided with a new pillow," Trevizo said. "It's a health code requirement, and so as you can imagine 1,000 pillows a year can really take a chunk out of an organization's budget."
According to Emerge!, in 2016 16 people died from domestic violence-related incidents.
Mercurio-Sakwa says we may take for granted something small like a pillow, but it makes a big difference for those seeking shelter.
Often times when people come to Emerge! for help, Mercurio-Sakwa says they may have to leave everything behind and only have a few belongings.
"When you've got a kid whose being torn out of their home to escape violence, that pillow is more than a place to literally put their head," Mercurio-Sakway said.
Emerge! will have two donation drives to collect supplies for domestic abuse survivors in October. The center serves about 6,000 people a year, Mercurio-Sakwa said.
The "Stuff-the-Truck" events are scheduled for October 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church. The second event will be October 27 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rincon Congregational Church.