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 25% 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
- Shop our Amazon Needs List
- In-kind donations
- Earn community service hours
DONATE BY MAIL
Please mail to the following address:
P.O. Box 125
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Or donations can be delivered in-person to either office locations:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: IN-PERSON DONATION DROP-OFF TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
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 our Amazon Donation Needs list for our shelter and community clients. You can view a printable version here. We gladly accept gift cards to stores where clothing can be purchased. By donating gift cards, you empower RISE clients to make purchasing decisions for themselves and their families.
RISE is no longer accepting donations of furniture/beds, clothing, hotel-sized hygiene products, scarfs, small quilts blanket, used baby clothes, feminine hygiene products, books, or shoes.
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 that you send into Shelter Alliance you will earn an hour of community service to put on your transcripts!
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 is 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 A CAR
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.