When you donate to RISE, you respect, inspire, support and empower survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and/or intimate partner violence. Thank you for your support.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity and support of our community to further our mission of transforming the lives of sexual and intimate partner violence survivors, their families and the community through services and education that promote safety, healing and empowerment. RISE receives government, foundation and corporate grants but 40% of our support comes from donations and fundraising. We cannot do this without you. Thank you for joining us in creating our vision of a community free of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence.
WAYS TO DONATE
- Donate online
- Donate by mail
- In-kind donations
- Community giving
- Donate cell phones to the shelter
- Earn community service hours
DONATE BY MAIL
Please complete the RISE donation form, print and mail to the following address:
P.O. Box 630
Paso Robles, CA 93447-0630
Donations of a product or service are referred to as In-Kind donations. We accept donations of items that could be used in our office, during presentations, at our safe houses, or items that could be used as raffle prizes at our fundraising events. We also accept services that can offset our administration costs, such as printing, advertising, or copier maintenance. As always, your in-kind donation is tax deductible and you or your business can receive public recognition for your contribution. Please contact the office with questions.
Click here to see the donation needs list for our shelter and community clients.
There are many ways to support RISE! The best part about these opportunities is that they won’t cost you a thing! Here are a few ways you can join us in our vision for a sexual and domestic violence free San Luis Obispo County!
DONATE WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE
By clicking the button above, all purchases through Amazon.com will give a small percentage of your payment back to RISE. The shopping is exactly the same, with no catches or hidden fees, and it made possible through eScrip, a program RISE is involved with. This is an easy way to support RISE while you shop online! (Search for RISE through our tax ID number or through the agency's old name, the Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center).
DONATE CELL PHONES TO THE SHELTER
Our cell phone fundraiser program is sponsored by Shelter Alliance, a program of cell phone recycling company GRC Wireless Recycling. Through Shelter Alliance, nonprofit organizations raise funds through the collection and recycling of used cell phones, and businesses and consumers donate and recycle cell phones to benefit nonprofit participants.
EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
Students, are you interested in earning community service hours? Shelter Alliance has a program that is easy to use and will benefit RISE! Check out their website and sign up to donate to us while also earning community service hours for yourself. All you have to do is register here, mark the beneficiary as RISE, and for every three cell phones you send in to Shelter Alliance you earn an hour of community service to put on your transcripts!
We have partnered with several of our local grocery retailers to make it even easier for you to contribute. Sign up using your grocery store club cards, and then every time you shop RISE will receive a percentage of your eligible purchases in the form of a cash contribution from the retailer. To sign up online, go to Ralphs.com, then click on Participant "Sign Up." The RISE NPO# is 84709.
A new term begins September 1st, 2014. To continue to give to RISE, or to start giving, when you shop at Ralphs, please visit their Community Contributions webpage and register as a participant after that date.
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. Just go to Goodsearch.com and be sure to enter RISE as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7,300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!
Changing the Present is an online service that allows you to spread awareness of and donation for RISE by adding our banner to your website or html. Simply copy the html below the banner (displayed in the link above).
Center for Car Donations provides assistance in donating a vehicle to support your favorite local charity. This tax- deductible donation will assist both you and RISE without the stress of selling a vehicle. See this FAQ sheet for frequently asked questions. To get started with the donation process, please first fill out this donation form or visit their website at www.centerforcardonations.com.