Making a Donation

THANK YOU!

Your donation makes a difference in the lives of low-income youth looking for help from LSC’s team of lawyers and social workers. Thank you for joining LSC as we protect and expand the rights of minors throughout the Bay Area.

To make an online donation now, click here.  Or mail a check to: Legal Services for Children, 1254 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  Or see below the other ways you can support LSC.

To learn about The Difference Your Gift Makes, click here.

Sponsoring An Evening With LSC

Sponsor An Evening With LSC with a donation of $500 or more. Please contact Michael Magnaye, Development Director, at michael@lsc-sf.org for more information.


Workplace Giving Campaigns

Does your employer participate in workplace giving campaigns through United Way or Local Independent Charities of America? If so, you can designate LSC as a recipient.

If you would like to organize a workplace giving campaign involving LSC, we would be happy to assist you in planning an event and providing guest speakers. Please get in touch with Michael Magnaye for more information.


Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs that double or even triple charitable donations made by their employees, and in some cases, match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. Employers may also match volunteer hours with corporate donations.

To find out if your company will match gifts to LSC, please check directly with your company’s HR department. They will provide a form that you can mail or email to LSC for us to complete and return.

You can mail your company’s completed matching gift form to:

Legal Services for Children
Attn: Michael Magnaye
1254 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

You can email your company’s completed matching gift form to: michael@lsc-sf.org

Our Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number is 51-0169463.


In-Kind Gifts

Do you have supplies, equipment, or other goods you don’t need? Take a look at our Wish List and consider making an in-kind donation to LSC. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

LSC thanks DataSafe and Digital One Legal Solutions for their behind-the-scenes help with scanning and shredding old documents. Your ongoing partnership is a big lift for our small office.


Wish List

Consider helping LSC by donating a gift on our Wish List below. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will help the office tremendously. For information on how to organize a donation drive, please contact Michael Magnaye, Development Director, at michael@lsc-sf.org or (415) 780-6348.

Please consider giving these items a second life in LSC’s office if they are in good and working condition:

Picture Books for Waiting Room (Spanish and English)
Laptops
Computers
iPads/ Tablets
Standing Desks


Please consider donating the following items in new and unopened condition for our youth clients:

iPads/Tablets to help youth with disabilities
Pre-paid cell phones
Toothbrushes
Toilet Paper
Deodorant
Packs of Cotton Underwear (Boys, Girls, and Adult sizes)
Packs of Cotton Socks (Boys, Girls, and Adult sizes)
Sanitary Pads/Tampons
Shampoo

Hypoallergenic Bar Soap (ex: Ivory or Dove)
Diapers
Baby Wipes
Lotion
Small Denomination Gift Cards for Emergencies (Target, Old Navy, etc.)
Backpacks
School Supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, folders)


Thank you for considering a stock donation to LSC. Any stock transferred to the LSC account is sold immediately and counted as fully tax-deductible.


To transfer stock to our account:

Electronic Transfer

If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker may transfer your gift electronically. Your accountant will need the following information:

DTC #: 0614
Account Name: Legal Services for Children
Account #: 8196-8674
Brokerage: Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA

When your stock is received in the LSC account, unfortunately, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Therefore we kindly ask that you alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to donate. You may notify us by emailing Michael Magnaye, Development Director, at michael@lsc-sf.org or calling at (415) 780-6348.

Be sure to provide your name and address so that we may acknowledge your gift with a tax deductible receipt.


Physical Delivery

If you hold the security’s paper certificate, you may mail or hand deliver it without any endorsement or assignment to:

Legal Services for Children
Attn: Hannah Smith
1254 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

In a separate envelope, mail or deliver a signed stock power form for each gift — except for your signature, the stock power form should be blank — and a letter stating your intention to make a gift of the securities to Legal Services for Children.

Stock power forms can be obtained from your bank or broker. Please sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the stock certificate. When filing your taxes for the donation year, please note our EIN Tax Identification Number is 51-0169463.


Estate and planned gifts, including wills, trusts, retirement plans, and insurance policies, are a great way to ensure that LSC can continue protecting the rights of youth in the Bay Area.

Be sure to consult an attorney or financial services expert when preparing legal documents for a legacy gift. Our full legal name is Legal Services for Children and our Tax Identification Number is 51-0169463.


Sample Bequest Language

Below are examples of language you can use for different types of bequests to be included in your will or trust.

Percentage of your estate

“I give ____% of my estate to Legal Services for Children, located in San Francisco, California, tax identification number 51-0169463, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Fixed amount of money

“I give $____ to Legal Services for Children, located in San Francisco, California, tax identification number 51-0169463, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Real estate or other property

“I give [description of the property, including exact location] to Legal Services for Children, located in San Francisco, California, tax identification number 51-0169463, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Residual bequest

“I give the residue of my estate to Legal Services for Children, located in San Francisco, California, tax identification number 51-0169463, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”


If you are interested in making a planned gift to LSC and would like more information, please contact Michael Magnaye, Development Director, at (415) 780-6348 or michael@lsc-sf.org.


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted (Aesop). 


Share LSC on Social Media

Follow LSC on Facebook and share our page with your friends, family, and network. Help spread the word about LSC so that more people can learn about our services.


Community Thrift Store

Donations of used/resale-able items made in LSC’s name and/or with the assigned charity code number of 213 will benefit LSC. Community Thrift deducts operating costs and then all proceeds from sales come to us. If you have any questions about what can be donated or pick up policies for large items, contact Community Thrift at 415-861-4910.


Cole Hardware

This long-time, independently, and locally owned hardware store is renowned for its customer service and has locations on Polk Street (Russian Hill), Mission Street (the Mission), Fourth Street (SOMA/edge of Powell Street area), Cole Street (Near UCMC), and on College Avenue (Rockridge). When you make a purchase at one of their stores and designate LSC (community partner #21417) as the beneficiary, we’ll receive a store dividend worth 10% of your purchase.


AmazonSmile

Support LSC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile and selecting Legal Services for Children as your recipient.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LSC.