Ways to Donate

  • Donate Online, by Mail or Phone

    Donate Online: One Time, Monthly or Quarterly Make a secure online donation through our Donate Now page powered by Hopsie. You can give a one-time donation or sign up to give monthly or quarterly. Credit card, PayPal and bank transfers are accepted.

    Donate by Mail Checks made payable to “Community Solutions” can be mailed to our main office: Community Solutions, 9015 Murray Avenue, Ste. 100, Gilroy, CA 95020

    Donate by Phone To make a credit card donation by phone, please call Lisa DeSilva at (408) 846-4717.

  • Make a Bequest or Legacy Gift

    Planned giving is a wonderful way to make a lasting impact on the children, families and individuals in crisis in our community. It supports our vital programs and sets an example for your children and grandchildren about the importance of philanthropy.

    The Leave a Legacy website provides helpful information about planned giving or contact Lisa DeSilva, Chief Development Officer at (408) 846-4717 or lisa.desilva@communitysolutions.org.

  • Client Wish List

    Even small donations of simple items can make a big difference in someone’s life. Your donation of any of the items below will immediately help a family or individual in need in our community:

    • Toiletries, full or travel size (deodorant, toothpaste, disposable razors, body wash, shampoo & conditioner)
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Diapers & wipes
    • Laundry detergent & cleaning supplies
    • Backpacks & school supplies
    • Sheets, blankets & towels (new or gently used)
    • Grocery & gas gift cards
    • Bus passes
    • Cell phones, new or used (details below)

    Cell Phones Community Solutions collects new and used cell phones to benefit the women who use our confidential domestic violence shelter, La Isla Pacifica. Cell phones can be dropped off at any one of our Hollister, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, or San Jose office locations. Batteries and chargers are useful but not necessary for the donation.

    If you would like to donate “Wish List” items or for more information, please contact us at: volunteer@communitysolutions.org

  • Holiday Giving Program

    Every year volunteers and donors come together to provide holiday gifts and essentials to more than 600 children and families in our local community.

    Community members are invited to “adopt” a family for the holiday season and donate one “wish list” item and one “needed” item for each person in the family they adopt.

    Ways you can participate: 

    • Adopt a family
    • Donate new toys or gifts
    • Donate gift cards (Target, Walmart, grocery stores)
    • Make a cash donation (our volunteers will do the shopping for you)
    • Volunteer

    To participate or for more information, please contact us at: volunteer@communitysolutions.org

  • Other Ways to Support Our Clients

    There are many other ways you can support the children, families and individuals we serve. These are just a few:

    • Shop using Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to Community Solutions
    • Make a gift in honor/memory of a loved one. A letter acknowledging the gift will be sent to the person(s) you designate without the amount of the gift being included.

    • Ask your employer about their Matching Gifts Program. Many employers will match all or a portion of donations made to charitable organizations. Inquire through your HR department.

    • Donate stock, marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. There are many benefits to the donor when making a charitable donation of stock, marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. Please check with your financial advisor to determine the best option for you.

    • Request a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Consider making a donation to Community Solutions from your DAF. It’s an easy way to make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families who depend on Community Solutions.

I don’t know where I’d be without the help of Community Solutions. It provides me with stability. It means having support and people who believe in me. [Today] I am going to school. I am respecting myself. I am appreciating myself more.

Melanie, age 19, FSP-TAY Program

I no longer feel alone. I know I have an entire community that is ready to support me if I need it in the future.

Marta, age 40, Solutions to Violence

There's a lot of good things happening here. And I'm living proof of that. Change is possible.

John, age 49, FSP Criminal Justice Services Program

My grandson and my entire family would not have made it through this trying time without you. We were so lost and you helped us through.

Gloria, age 50, FIRST 5
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