Fundraisers / Supply Drives
You can donate proceeds from your fundraising events such as a crab-feeds, homeless sleep outs, birthday dedications, concerts, a percentage of your business' daily sales or host a supply drive for our urgently needed supplies in "high traffic" locations, large group meetings or area events. To schedule a fundraiser, please e-mail us by clicking here.
"Gifts-in-Kind" Giving Opportunities
Clothing for men, women and children of all ages and sizes are needed. Clothing should be in wearable condition since there are no facilities to launder or repair clothing. Clothing may be delivered directly to the Rescue Mission or to request a pick-up for a large donation, please click here.
Automobiles, trucks, boats and farming equipment:
Donated automobiles and trucks are often used to replace existing Rescue Mission vehicles when a donated vehicle is newer or in better condition than a existing vehicle.
Secondly, we can sell a donated vehicle, boat or farm equipment and place the sales price in the general fund of the Rescue Mission to purchase goods or to provide services for clients. Please call Mike Viss at 209-320-2309 to arrange the donation of a vehicle, boat or farm equipment.
Small appliances, major appliances and furniture are needed to assist clients in setting up housekeeping. Also, the Rescue Mission has an ongoing need for automatic washers, dryers, sofas and chairs for program facilities. Pickup of small appliances, major appliances and furniture is available by special arrangement by clicking here to contact us.
Refrigerators and freezers must be in working order with a remaining life expectancy of at least two years. The laws governing the disposal of unusable refrigeration equipment can result in fees as high as $100 per item to dispose of non-working equipment. Therefore, we are unable to accept refrigeration equipment that leaks freon or doesn't work. We can arrange disposal of such items on a per item, per cost basis.
IRS Regulations allow the donor of any of the above items to receive a deduction in their taxable income in the amount of the value of anyone of the above donations. However, certain regulations and restrictions apply. Consult your accountant or tax preparer for professional advice. The Rescue Mission will provide a suitable receipt at the time of the donation.