Donations and Wish List

Support SAVE

Intimate Partner Violence is a community health issue that we all have a responsibility to address. When we work to end IPV, we are building safer communities and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness among our neighbors and ourselves. SAVE takes a prevention-and intervention-based approach to create a future free from abuse, but we can’t do it alone. Take a look at our 2020-2021 Annual Report to see the impact you and your donation can make!

When you donate to SAVE, you support individuals and families who are seeking safety, healing, and resources.

Your investment will have an impact:

$50 feeds a family at our shelter three healthy meals

$100 completes complex Temporary Restraining Order forms for a survivor

$250 teaches 72 teenagers about the warning signs of abuse as well as healthy relationship traits

$500 answers calls to our crisis line for 24 hours

$1,000 opens the doors to our three weekly support groups for one month

Wish List

We gladly accept in-person donations of household supplies, hygiene products, food, and new clothing. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Please visit the Amazon Wishlist page to view our most current needs.

Because of the variety of our client’s needs, what we would most appreciate from our donors and supporters are monetary donations and gift cards which will enable us to purchase supplies as our needs change and grow.

 

Donate Anytime Online

Securely donate online to SAVE using your credit card.

Support SAVE Monthly

By making a monthly commitment, you will create a sustaining impact that will support survivor services year-round. As a monthly donor, you will receive invitations to SAVE’s community events, regular updates on the impact of your support and a consolidated annual tax receipt.

Donate at Work

Employee Giving Campaign – If you work for a company that offers an employee giving campaign or participates in a United Way campaign, we encourage you to select SAVE as the designated agency. If SAVE is not included in your company’s giving campaign, please ask your Human Relations department to include SAVE.

Corporate Matching Gifts – Many employers have a matching gifts program in which they will match employees’ donations to charitable organizations such as SAVE. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which then doubles your donation. Some companies will also make a donation when you volunteer your time. Check with your Human Relations department to see if your company offers either of these programs.

Other Ways to Donate

Qualified Charitable Distribution – If you are 70 1/2 or older, consult your financial adviser about making a Qualified Charitable Distribution, also known as a Charitable IRA Rollover. Doing so could have tax benefits to you while you to support SAVE.

Donor Advised Fund  – As a qualified 501(c)(3) SAVE can accept gifts from your Donor Advised Fund.

Host an Event – If you, a group you belong to or a business you work with are interested in supporting SAVE, contact our Development Manager, Chao Lee at (510) 770-6037 or [email protected] We’re happy to provide SAVE promotional materials and, schedule permitting, staff to lend a hand. We’re also happy to brainstorm ways you can help.

AmazonSmile – Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Visit the AmazonSmile page and enter “Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments” in the Charitable Organization search box. You’ll be directed to page with SAVE’s name at the top. Just click the “select” button next to our name and start shopping!

Vehicle Donation – Turn your extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefitting SAVE. V-Dac (Vehicle Donation to Any Charity) will pick-up your vehicle at no cost to you or to SAVE. To start the process, call 1-877-999-8322 or visit the V-Dac website.

Stocks & Bonds – Contributing appreciated stocks and bonds to a non-profit organization can provide you with a substantial tax deduction. Discuss such a gift with your broker or tax advisor, then contact SAVE for the details.

Legacy Giving – Consider naming SAVE as one of your beneficiaries in your life insurance or will. You may specify how you would like the gift used or let our Board of Directors determine the area of greatest need. Consult an attorney for more guidance on planned giving.

SAVE is proud to endorse and adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.