Ways to Donate

There are many ways to support our work across the country. Donate dollars, goods or vehicles and more. We can't fulfill our mission without you!

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    Donate by Phone, Fax or Mail

    If you would like to donate by check or using a credit card by mail or over the phone or fax, please fill out this form or call (916) 679-3498.

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    Shelter from the Storm

    Our annual Shelter from the Storm Breakfast is an hour of information, inspiration and insight. It is an opportunity to help change lives by building a strong foundation that will last a lifetime. To learn more about how you can attend the next breakfast, take a look at our webpage.

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    Plan Your Gifts For the Greatest Impact

    Each year millions of Americans make gifts in support of charitable interests. Many of our supporters have found that time spent considering the best ways to structure their gifts can help them make meaningful contributions while meeting personal planning goals as well. To learn more about the many possibilities, take a few minutes to explore the information we present for you here.

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    Brightening Birthdays

    We're bringing the excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children through its Brightening Birthdays™ initiative. Members of our local community help make these celebrations a success by volunteering, donating supplies and making a financial contribution. Help brighten a birthday today!

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    Operation Backpack

    Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need. With your help, Operation Backpack® is able to provide thousands of backpacks, grade specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from Pre-school to High School levels throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, and Reno regions.

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    Shop on Amazon

    Pick Volunteers of America NCNN using Amazon Smile before you start shopping and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

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    Workplace and CFC Giving

    When you contribute a little each month through a payroll deduction, your gift adds up to significant benefits for people in need.

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    Donate Your Vehicle

    Skip the hassle of selling your vehicle. If you are in an area we serve, pick up of your vehicle is fast, and free. We will mail you an official receipt acknowledging your charitable contribution and you can claim a deduction on your taxes. Most importantly, we have been caring for people in need for more than a century and proceeds from your vehicle help us do more to improve lives right in your community.

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