Your Donations Help Us Prevent Homelessness and Serve Those Who Are Homeless

Your donation to Ritter Center helps us prevent homelessness and serve those who are living in poverty or homeless in Marin County. There are many ways that people and organizations can support Ritter Center.

Make an Online Donation
Planned Giving

Many individuals choose to support Ritter Center through planned giving, including: bequests (through a living will or trust), charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, real estate and life insurance.

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Stock Donations

Another great way to maximize the tax benefits of supporting Ritter Center while avoiding costly capital gains taxes is to donate appreciated stock. If you would like to make a stock donation to Ritter Center, please give the following Ritter Center broker information to your financial advisor:

  • Merrill Lynch, DTC# 8862, further credit to: Ritter Center A/C#27G-04027

Questions? Please call Rod Williams, Financial Advisor at 415.289.8848

Vehicle Donations

Ritter Center accepts donations of vehicles in good working condition. We partner with Vehicle Donation for Any Charity (VDAC), an established organization specializing in vehicle sales for nonprofit agencies. Their vast experience allows them to procure top dollar for vehicles, which maximizes both the value of your donation to Ritter Center and your tax deduction.

Call 1 (877) 999-8322 and tell the operator that you wish to make a vehicle donation on behalf of Ritter Center in San Rafael, California or click on the link below.

Seasonal Giving

Ritter Center operates these seasonal programs, due to the generosity of in-kind donations from the community.

  • Back to School – In July through mid-August, Ritter Center collects backpacks, school supplies, and department store gift cards for its Back-to-School Program, which helps ensure that children start the school year prepared to learn and achieve scholastically.
  • Thanksgiving – Ritter Center collects frozen turkeys and grocery store gift cards to distribute to low-income families, along with traditional side dishes to ensure that all families have a reason to be thankful.
  • Holidays – Our Family to Family Holiday Program allows generous community members and groups to “adopt” a less fortunate family for the Holidays. Donors can begin signing up for this program in October and then shop for their adopted family with a provided gift wish list.

Ritter Center is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. Federal Tax I.D. number: 94-2675517. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

If you have any questions about making a donation to Ritter Center, please call Simon Tiles, Director of Operations at 415-457-8182 x102.