WAYS TO DONATE

Donate NowHelp us create an inclusive, welcoming environment where impoverished seniors can get the help they need to live with pride and dignity, free of fear and stigmatization.

We’re providing more services, support and meals to more seniors than ever before, and we need your help.

Your gift will help provide a safe, welcoming place where seniors can get a hot meal, see a nurse and receive other assistance. You’ll also help keep our kitchen stocked and our programs thriving.

No gift is too small!

WAYS TO GIVE

  1. DONATE ONLINE

    Use our secure online form to start helping low-income seniors right now.

  2. MONTHLY GIVING

    Recurring donations are the best way to provide steady support. Use our secure online form to become a monthly donor, and you’ll ensure we have the resources to provide seniors with the support network they deserve. Learn more about monthly giving >

  3. GIVING CIRCLES

    Join a giving circle and pledge your annual support.

  4. PLANNED GIVING

    Options for including Serving Seniors in your estate or financial planning include: securities transfers, IRA rollovers, endowment gifts, bequests/estates, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate, gifts of retirement assets, gifts of stock, gifts through a will or trust, and more.

  5. SHOP ON AMAZON

    For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchase price is donated to the customer’s selected charitable organization.  To begin shopping with Serving Seniors as your charity of choice, click here.

  6. MAIL A CHECK

    Serving Seniors
    525 14th Street, Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92101

    All checks should be made payable to Serving Seniors.

  7. EVENTS

    Whether you attend, partner or sponsor, your support is valuable and appreciated! Serving Seniors hosts an annual gala as well as smaller events and receptions throughout the year. Interested in a corporate sponsorship or partnership? Please call Luke Dumas: 619-487-0746.

  8. NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

    Interested in funding a larger project? Please call Lori Gremel: 619-487-0608.

  9. MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS

    Double your donation with matching funds from your employer. Check with your HR department for information on your company’s matching gift programs. Employer matching gifts may also be available to you if you are the spouse of an employee whose company participates in matching gifts.

  10. TRIBUTE GIFTS IN HONOR OR MEMORY

    Celebrate a colleague, pet or loved one’s special occasion or milestone – a birthday, anniversary, graduation or wedding – by making a donation to Serving Seniors in their honor. Or remember the life of a pet or loved one by making a donation in their memory.

    When Serving Seniors receives your in honor/memory gift, we will send a personalized card to the person you choose, notifying them of your thoughtful donation (the amount donated will not be disclosed). Be sure to include the name of the person or pet you are honoring and the contact information for the person who should receive the card. Donate now to make a gift in honor or memory.

  11. DONATE ITEMS FROM OUR WISH LIST

    Please call Tim Ruis, Volunteer and Activities Manager, at 619-487-0727 to arrange a drop-off.

    Bathroom Items:

    • Bath towels and sponges
    • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, cologne, razors, toothpaste, new toothbrushes, etc.)
    • Toilet paper

    Bedding:

    • Blankets
    • New pillows
    • Pillow cases
    • Twin bed sheets

    Clothing:

    • Gently used shoes and clothing
    • Laundry baskets
    • Laundry detergent

    Entertainment:

    • Books
    • CDs
    • DVDs
    • Exercise/yoga mats
    • Games

    Kitchen:

    • Dish soap
    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Food storage containers
    • Kitchen utensils and dishware
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Paper towels
    • Trash bags

    Pet Supplies:

    • Cat food
    • Cat litter
    • Cat toys
    • Cat trees/scratchers (new)
    • Dog food
    • Dog toys
    • Dog/cat treats (in original packaging)
    • Grooming supplies (new)
    • Housetraining pads
    • Litter boxes (new)
    • Pet beds (new)
    • Pet bowls (ceramic or stainless steel)
    • Poop bags

    Gift Cards/Certificates:

    • Amazon.com
    • Craft stores (Michael’s, Aaron Brothers, Joann’s)
    • Grocery stores
    • Local gas stations
    • Local restaurants, movie theaters and book stores
    • Office supply stores
    • PETCO and Petsmart
    • Target

    Unacceptable Items:

    • Medical equipment (new or used)
    • Medication
    • Perishable food
    • Used undergarments
    • Artwork or furniture

    Serving Seniors reserves the right to use, decline or donate in-kind gifts received. Written acknowledgement of receipt of gift will be provided to all donors in a timely manner.

Questions? Please call Lori Gremel: 619-487-0608.  

“I was inspired to include Serving Seniors in my estate plan because I feel we need to take care of our seniors in a dignified and comfortable way. The mother of one of my good friends lived there, so I experienced through her what a wonderful place it was. She enjoyed good meals, companionship and activities among many things, but most importantly, she felt cared for.”

Mary, Legacy Circle Member