How to donate to Youth Homes


Giving to Youth Homes is easy and can be done in many ways. Donations are 100% tax-deductible (tax ID# 94-6132571).

Online: Make a Gift 
Mail your check, payable to Youth Homes, Inc. to P.O. Box 5759, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
Call: 925-949-5488

Honor or remember: You can designate a gift to honor an individual or family; you can make a memorial gift to remember someone who has passed away. 

Appreciated stocks can supply a meaningful boost to Youth Homes’ resources and the youth we serve. If you would like to make a donation of stock to Youth Homes, please note the following:
• Brokerage House: Charles Schwab
• Account Name: Youth Homes, Inc.
• Account Number: 3069-4274
• Financial Advisor: The Charles Schwab & Co.
• Telephone Number: (800) 435-4000
• DTC Number: 0164
• Reference: Donor Name (please be sure to include your name as this will ensure the gift is properly acknowledged)
Please Note: For mutual fund gifts, or for gifts of stock not held in a brokerage account, please contact the Youth Homes brokerage team listed above. 

Planned Giving
As a Living Legends Circle member, your contribution to the Endowment Fund of Youth Homes, Inc makes a difference that lasts forever. Planned gifts ensure that for generations to come, traumatized youth will have access to the support they need to pursue independent lives. 

Planned or Estate Gifts also create benefits for donors. Donors may plan for important personal financial objectives while providing a future legacy gift to Youth Homes. To learn more about our Living Legends Program, click here. For additional information on adding Youth Homes to your estate plans, click here.

Workplace Giving Campaigns
Many people choose to support Youth Homes through United Way or a workplace giving campaigns. Contact your human resources department to find out how your gift to Youth Homes powers philanthropy, whether through payroll deduction or an annual gift.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will match or even double your contribution to Youth Homes, making your support all the more significant. Please check with your human resources department for more information on how your support can translate into important resources for Youth Homes.  

In-Kind Giving
We do accept new in-kind donations for our youth and residential programs.  Check out our wish lists below to see everyday items you can contribute to help the youth in our programs. 

General Wish List
Transition Aged Youth Wish List 

Also, around the holidays we have a gift drive to make a difficult time of year a bit easier. Since our transportation resources are limited, we respectfully request that donors deliver their in-kind donations to our office. 

Youth Homes refers inquiries about gently used items to the Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop. You can contact the Auxiliary by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Or call the Thrift Shop with your questions, including open hours: 925-798-5561. 
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Donate Your Vehicle
Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) issues, sells the car at auction and distributes the net proceeds to Youth Homes. You will receive a receipt entitling you to declare the fair market value of your vehicle as a tax deduction. Call Donate For Charity toll-free at 866-392-4483 to access all the information you need. We thank you, in advance, for choosing Youth Homes to receive the proceeds of your donation.

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Regular people

Extraordinary feats

Learn how one Youth Homes' volunteer transformed his personal goal of climbing Mt. Killimanjaro into a fundraising opportunity. 

Read about Gary's journey

Climb For Hope Update