Ten Ways You Can Help

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Send a monetary gift

Make your online donation now or mail your check made payable to Building Futures at 1840 Fairway Dr., San Leandro, CA 94577. We also accept gifts of appreciated stock.

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Honor a loved one

Create an online campaign, or make a donation in honor of a special person for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day, or in memoriam. We’ll send the recipient an attractive acknowledgement, informing them of your generosity (without specifying the amount—unless you want us to!)

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Follow us and spread the word!

Sign up for our e-newsletter. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and TwitterOkay, that’s four easy, fun things.

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Be a dinner donor!

Provide dinner for 25 women and children at either our San Leandro or Midway Shelter. Or simply volunteer for on-call shelter projects, or in our office.

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Host a house party

Host a house party or small event, and for those who can’t attend, invite them to participate by creating an online campaign.

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Organize a drive

Donate wish list items with your company, faith group, community organization or neighborhood.

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Sponsor one of our special events

It’s a great way to demonstrate your compassion and caring to our community. Sponsors gain visibility in our social media, website, press releases, and at the event! 

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Double your donation

Give through your workplace payroll deduction and double your donation! Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or employees’ spouses. Visit our gift matching page to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and double your donation today!

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Join our Circle of Strength as a monthly donor!

You’re in control: change or stop your monthly gift at any time. Join online or contact Ana at [email protected]

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Leave a legacy

Include Building Futures in your estate planning. Help long term, in our mission to end homelessness and domestic violence in our clients’ lives. Leave a legacy and make a significant impact on their futures and the future of our community.

For more information on how you can help:


Ana Maria Mahiri
Director of Development and Communications
510-357-0205 x204 | [email protected]

Joyce VanScoy
Development Assistant
510-357-0205 x203 | [email protected]


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