Current Wish List.
Please contact Gwen Austin, Community Builder & Development Associate, before bringing donations to any BOSS location – she can confirm that we need the items and coordinate either an appropriate drop-off location or arrange for pick up. Thank you!
General Wish List
Board & card games (adults)
Flat screen TVs
Plants (faux or real)
Artwork (community theme, people)
Large picture frames
Kitchenware (pots, pans, dishes, utensils)
Twin-size blankets or comforters
Towels and toiletries
3-ring binders, all sizes
Round dining tables
Double-door commercial freezer
Storage shed (e.g. Tuff Shed)
Storage unit in Berkeley or Oakland
Vehicles – van, car, truck
Gloves and gowns/bodysuits
Emergency re-entry support for people exiting jails due to virus outbreaks (hotel vouchers, food gift cards, trac phones)
The donation is 100% tax deductible, and BOSS will make arrangements for title transfer and pick up, etc.
To donate goods, please contact:
Gwen Austin at email@example.com
Ways to Donate:
BOSS welcomes donations of goods for the individuals and families in our programs. Below is a general list of goods we accept. Our needs fluctuate throughout the year and we have limited storage space, so please contact Gwen Austin at either (510) 649-1930 x 1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org before making a donation.
Donate Cash or Assets
Stocks and Assets
Donate online above. Set up a recurring donation of any size or frequency! Donate general support or to a program!
1918 University Ave 2A,
Berkeley, CA 94704.
Email address email@example.com.
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.
Select BOSS as your charity: 0.5% of your Amazon purchases will go to BOSS!
CleverGiver works with over 3000 brands automatically cashback rewards to nonprofits like BOSS.
Shopping mall and search engine with over 800 stores – designate BOSS as your chosen charity!
Shopping mall and search engine with over 1,500 stores.
eBay Giving Works:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our our Planned Giving flyer.
Donate your tiny unused BART tickets to BOSS! Mail or drop off at: 1918 University Ave. #2A, Berkeley, CA 94704
Workplace Giving & Crowdfunding
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 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 contact Sonja at (510) 649-1930 x 1008.
Dudek Making A Difference In Oakland (M.A.D. OAK) This year, Dudek’s Oakland office is raising funds for a local charity, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), through this Crowdrise campaign in addition to an end-of-summer happy hour celebration & Petra Building mixer starting around 4 PM on September 26th at the Dudek Oakland office.