Donate through our Amazon Wish List
Making a donation through our Amazon wish lists is a great way to make a direct impact on families experiencing homelessness. We keep our wish lists up to date with our current needs and have a variety of lists to choose from. For companies or large groups wanting to get involved, we can also create a custom wish list to share within your network. Please contact Kellen Sarver at [email protected] to learn more. When purchasing an item from our wish list, please make sure to include your name, contact information, and group or company name (if donating as part of an organized drive) so that we know who to thank.
Becoming a monthly donor is a great way to maximize your support for Raphael House while investing in the long-term sustainability of our programs. The support we receive from our monthly donors is a critical source of continuous, dependable revenue and helps ensure our programs remain unaffected by giving trends or seasonal fluctuations.. When you become a monthly donor we will enroll you in Families First!, a recognition club that offers special volunteer opportunities.
“Those big checks at the end of the year are always nice, but this is a great way for me to support Raphael House all throughout the year.” ~Nancy O’Brien, donor since 1997
Making a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one is a special way to acknowledge their significance to you or to mark a special occasion. Honorees will enjoy your recognition and appreciate a thoughtful gift that supports a worthy cause. When you make a donation, we will send the honoree a personalized card on your behalf.
Many companies offer generous matching programs which can go a long way towards increasing your net contribution. Check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company participates.
- Obtain a matching gift form and program guidelines from your Human Resources office.
- Fill in the employee section of the form and send it to Raphael House along with your donation.
If you’ve already made your contribution, simply fill out your portion of the form and mail it to:
Raphael House of San Francisco
1065 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-5891
We will complete the form and forward it to your employer’s matching gift office for processing. Once approved, your company will send its matching donation directly to us.
Giving through United Way and other workplace giving campaigns is an easy way to make a big impact. To find out what programs your workplace offers, contact your Human Resources Department.To donate to Raphael House through United Way write Raphael House of San Francisco on your pledge form and your donation will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.
These are some of the workplace giving programs that we participate in:
- United Way
- Children’s Charitable Alliance
- Combined Federal Campaign
- Local Independent Charities
Donate Stocks or Securities
Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, or securities is an easy way to make an important contribution that helps to support our families. You may realize tax benefits for gifts of this kind, and we encourage you to consult with a financial advisor or tax accountant prior to making a donation of this type. If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a transfer, please contact Rob Taylor at 415.345.7263 or [email protected].
When you include Raphael House in your estate plans, not only are you establishing a philanthropic legacy that lasts far beyond your lifetime, you help ensure that Raphael House will be here for future generations of families in need. The support Raphael House receives through planned giving means we can plan 10, 20, even 30 years ahead and know that our future is secure.
There are multiple planned giving options to choose from:
- Bequests, wills, and trusts
- Retirement plans and life insurance policies
- Gift annuities
- Personal property and real estate
- Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and other securities
We recommend you consult with a qualified attorney or a professional estate planner for advice on which giving option best fits your particular circumstances. If you decide to include Raphael House in your estate planning, please specify: