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Ways to Give

Give to Help Our Neighbors in Need

Your time, talent, and treasure create positive change in the lives of those who need us most.

Help Us End Homelessness

Some supporters give their time and talent by volunteering in our food pantry, on a committee or the Board of Directors, in advocacy activities or for special events. Others donate food, clothing and other necessities. Many of our champions make financial donations or get their employees involved. 

At Ritter Center, we value each and every way our supporters are changing the lives of low-income seniors, veterans, and families and those experiencing homelessness. Check out all the ways you can make a difference.

Make an Annual or Monthly Gift

Your gift supports all of Ritter Center’s programs and services including medical and mental health care, housing support, benefits assistance, our food pantry, and seasonal programs.

Donate Essentials

If you would like to donate critical and everyday necessities, please view our list of high-need items that we regularly provide to our clients and patients. You can now drop items off Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm!

Seasonal Programs & Campaigns

Thanks to generous donors we can offer season programs which provide food and living essentials at key times. We run dedicated campaigns to fund our Back-to-School Backpack Program, Thanksgiving Meal Kits, a Holiday Gift Card Program and our annual Holiday Dinner for people experiencing homelessness.

Planned Giving

Make a significant impact by leaving a legacy gift in your will. When you commit to a planned gift, you’ll become a member of our Casa Azul Society where you’ll receive special communications and invitations to a new annual event.

Stock Donations

A great way to maximize the tax benefits of supporting Ritter Center while avoiding costly capital gains taxes is to donate appreciated stock. Speak to our Financial Advisor to learn more.

Volunteer with Us

We need your time and talent! Imagine yourself packing and distributing food in the food pantry, serving a holiday meal, preparing backpacks for kids, writing thank you notes and holiday cards, helping at a special event, or joining our Board of Directors. 

Get Your Company Involved

As a corporate partner you can get involved in so many ways from program sponsorship and employee volunteer days, to grants, matching gifts, and service donations. Contact Jessica Hansen, Chief Development Officer, on 415-457-8182 x 129 or email [email protected]

Shop to Support Our Work

Check out our store! You’ll find Ritter Center and Under the Stars branded apparel for kids and, adults, housewares, camping gear, office items and memorabilia including mugs, notebooks, blankets, plush toys, and even pet items. Every purchase supports our work!

Sleepout to End Homelessness

Under the Stars: A Sleepout to End Homelessness is a new annual fundraising event that takes place in May. For one night, we invite community members to sleep outside of the comfort of their beds and raise funds for our vital services and programs to prevent and resolve homelessness. Learn about our 2022 event.