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Donate to BOSS

Your donations help BOSS operate life-changing programs that provide love, respect, safety, and a sense of belonging to families, individuals, and communities impacted by deep poverty and systemic inequity. THANK YOU for your generosity and support!

Questions? Please contact us!!

•    Grants, Special Events, Volunteers, Media, Inviting A BOSS Speaker: Sonja Fitz, Chief Development Officer,, 510-649-1930 x 1008
•    Donated Goods, Collections/Drives, Community Outreach: Gwen Austin, Community Engagement Manager,, 510-649-1930 x 1001
•    Website, Social Media, Digital Communications: Satia E Frazier-North, Marketing & Communications Manager,, 510-649-1930 x 1020

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BOSS welcomes all kinds of donations, both cash and goods:

Donate Online

Set up a recurring donation of any size or frequency! Donate to general support or to a program!

By Mail 
1918 University Ave 4h Floor,

Berkeley, CA 94704.

By Paypal

Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation of any size or frequency!

In Person
Drop off donations at the above address,

M-F 9 am-5 pm. ‘In honor of’ gifts: Ask folks to donate to BOSS in honor of a birthday, holiday, wedding, or bat/bar mitzvah! We will send special thank-you cards to all donors, and can provide brochures for your event.

Donate Goods

BOSS welcomes donations of goods for the individuals and families in our programs.  Our needs fluctuate throughout the year and we have limited storage space, so please get in touch with Gwen Austin at either (510) 649-1930 x 1001 or before donating.


Amazon Registry 

Your contribution will be shipped directly to BOSS, ensuring it reaches those who need it most.


Target Registry 

Your contribution will be shipped directly to BOSS, ensuring it reaches those who need it most.


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Shopping mall and search engine with over 800 stores – designate BOSS as your chosen charity!

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eBay for Charity:
Sell your stuff on eBay to benefit BOSS – designated BOSS as your chosen charity. 


BOSS has an account at Schwab (acct#5498-2633, DTC# 0164) so you can donate stock any time. Charitable Gift Transfer Form (LOA)


Long-Term and Planned Giving
Bequests, life insurance, retirement plans or charitable trusts with BOSS as beneficiary can provide legacy support for poor people in your name. If you have named BOSS in your will, we would love to share your story!

Contact Sonja, at


Check out our Planned Giving flyer

Donate Vehicles

For working vehicles BOSS can use, contact Gwen Austin at; or call Vehicles for Charity (1-866-628-2277), who can pick up and process your vehicle, then send the proceeds to BOSS.


Just text the words BOSSBAYAREA

(no space) to 243725 to make a donation

of any size.

Increase your IMPACT – Remember:

  • You can make a monthly gift for easier long-term impact

  • Donate in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion – we’ll send special acknowledgement to whomever you specify

  • Does your employer make matching gifts? Some employers match 1:1, 2:1 or even 3:1!

  • If you named BOSS in your will, we would love to share your story and encourage others to do the same! Contact Sonja,

Create your own fundraiser!

We would love to talk to your group!

Invite a BOSS speaker to your workplace, school, club, or faith institution – We would love to share more about our work! Contact Sonja Fitz at or 510-649-1930 x 1008.

BOSS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization: all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. BOSS’s tax ID number is 51-0173390.

Workplace Giving & Fundraising

Workplace Giving Federations

BOSS is a member of the Bay Area Black United Fund. If your workplace hosts other charitable federations, you can still write BOSS in as your donation recipient. BOSS is also a Combined Federal Campaign-approved charity (CFC code 29959). Ask your employer if they have a gift-matching program! If you would like a BOSS speaker to come to your workplace or group, please get in touch with Sonja at (510) 649-1930 x 1008.


BOSS Celebrates 50 Years of Love, Safety, Respect & Belonging: On Thursday, October 26, 2023, we will celebrate our work, successes, and future with community partners like you, and invite you to add something special to our celebration through your sponsorship.

BOSS' Annual Rising Stars Celebration of Hope, Each year, BOSS honors young people in our community who have experienced serious hardship – domestic or community violence, incarceration or justice system involvement, homelessness, and poverty  – and despite it all, they are working hard for a fresh start. By becoming a sponsor, you can show your support and reap benefits for your company!

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