This is the most important request for donations that we’ve sent in our 50-year history.
With so much uncertainty ahead, combined with the postponement of our annual Gala, which raises over $800,000 and accounts for 25% of our budget, we urgently need your help to continue providing services that keep homeless families safe and stable.
A generous, longtime donor has provided Raphael House with a $200,000 matching grant to double the impact of your donation today! This means gifts from new first-time donors, as well as increased donations from returning donors, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $200,000! Please make a donation today.
Supporting Families During This Crisis
Raphael House is in a very vulnerable position due to COVID-19. Without immediate financial support from our community, we risk cuts to staff and services that would mean fewer families receiving our care. One thing that cannot change is Raphael House’s capacity to help at-risk families. Your donations enable us to maintain our current support while expanding our emergency assistance to families in need.
Being 100% community-funded allows us to offer personalized services to every family. Unlike many other organizations, Raphael House cannot rely on the stability of government funding and we need your support to help make up for loss of revenue from our Gala.
Provides 50 emergency meal kits for families affected by school closures in our Residential Shelter and Bridge Programs
Provides up to five families in need with an emergency gift card to a grocery store, drugstore, or for other essentials
Provides Raphael House with up to a week of cleaning and sanitation supplies to help us keep our Residential Shelter clean on a daily basis
Provides 10 individuals with personal hand sanitizer and other necessary supplies to stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis
Shop Our Amazon Wish List
The COVID-19 crisis has increased our immediate need for supplies to maintain a healthy and safe environment for homeless families. As a 100% community-funded organization, donations of these essential items directly help families at Raphael House and help keep our Residential Shelter clean and safe. You can shop our Amazon wish list here.
Gift Cards for Essentials
Families facing layoffs and school closures are struggling to afford essentials like groceries and utility bills. Gift card donations in increments of $50-100 for stores like Target, Safeway, Foods Co, Grocery Outlet, and drugstores (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) help families maintain financial stability and our operations at Raphael House. VISA/Mastercard cards are also accepted. Many of these gift cards and e-gift cards can be found on Gift Card Mall or Amazon. E-gift cards can be emailed to Volunteer Manager Kellen Sarver at [email protected].
Cleaning Supplies & Face Masks
People experiencing homelessness are much more susceptible to communicable diseases. To keep up with amplified cleaning precautions and CDC recommendations in our shelter, we seek donations of home made face masks/coverings, all purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, hand soap, paper towels, etc.
Hand Sanitizer & Wipes
We are doing our part to keep parents, children, and our community safe. Due to depleted stocks of sanitizing supplies, we are experiencing a shortage of personal hygienic products that are used to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please donate today.
Emergency Food Supplies
We are grateful to have access to fresh food to provide three daily meals to families in our Residential Shelter. During this crisis, it is more important than ever to build up our pantry with food supplies for emergency meal kits. Donations of items like brown lunch bags, canned soups, canned ready-to-eat-meats, and freeze-dried fruit are suggested. Can opener donations are also accepted.