With every donation we receive, we are reminded of two things. First, why we work tirelessly to help San Francisco’s homeless children learn, grow and succeed. Secondly, how humbled we are by our community’s generosity. In times like these we all have many demands on our resources and we thank you for your support.
Our Board of Directors covers 100% of our operational costs, so each dollar you give will go DIRECTLY to the children and families we serve!
Please use the form below to make a donation in any amount. This is a general donation, supporting all programs and services provided by COS. We are a 501(c)3 designated non-profit and our tax identification number is 94-3192608.
$10,000 underwrites a portion of the (2) Shadow Teachers salaries that helps ensure educational success
$5,000 supports the revamp of up to 3 community spaces in a family shelter- helping to make these spaces more welcoming & comfortable
$2,000 provides six months of cooking and nutrition classes at a shelter
$1,000 ensures that 4 homeless children will have the opportunity to experience summer camp
$500 provides a month of art or music classes for 30 children at one of our partner shelters
$250 provides turkey and pies for our annual Holiday Shelter Dinner
$100 helps the Birthday Bunch program to deliver a cake, decorations and a gift to celebrate each child
Many companies have programs through which they will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to Children of Shelters. Check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. Request a matching gift form to send to Children of Shelters along with your donation. Complete the form and mail it with your donation to the address noted in the section below. Our office will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds.
Donation Contact Information
For general donation inquiries, including stock transfer, corporate matching and program sponsorship please contact:
Alexandria Lewis Program & Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 805-8579
Donations by Mail: Children of Shelters 2269 Chestnut Street, Box 439 San Francisco, CA 94123 *Donors will receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes within four weeks.