How to Donate

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale Community Services receives support from a variety of sources, including government grants, corporate donations, foundation grants, and individuals throughout Santa Clara County who want to help make a difference for their neighbors in need.

Your donation will make a significant difference if the life of someone who is facing urgent need for financial assistance or food aid. Some of the many kinds of donations we accept include:


Financial Support

Your financial contribution to Sunnyvale Community Services is fully tax-deductable and can be made by check, online, or in the form of stock.

If paying by check, please mail the check to:
Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

If you wish to donate online, please visit our donation page at Network for Good.

If you are making a stock donation, please use the SCS Stock Donation Form.


Food Aid

Sunnyvale Community Services runs several food aid programs for qualified clients. In addition to generous donations each week from Second Harvest Food Bank and Panera Bread, we also rely on donations from individuals.

We accept any non-perishable items, but especially items that do not require cooking and are easy to open. Items such as canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, jelly, and dry cereals are always needed.

For a more complete list of requested food items, please visit our Wish List page.


In-Kind Donations

Our client families need many things to help make their lives just a little easier. Families with children need new backpacks each year for school, and new school supplies to start the school year right. Families and individuals also need household items like cleaning supplies, coffee makers, blankets and dishes.

Please visit our Wish List page for a complete list of unused items you can donate.


Online Shopping Benefits SCS!

When you visit The Giving Elf you can shop at all of your favorite online retailers including Gap, Target, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and so much more, with a portion of their profit sent directly to Sunnyvale Community Services. It’s simple to do. Simply click on The Giving Elf and start shopping!


Donate a Van

With so many generous businesses throughout Santa Clara County, we spend a lot of time driving a van to pick up food donations to bring back to our facility for distribution to our clients. The van we are using today is nearing the end of its life. If you have a van in good working order to donate, please consider offering it to Sunnyvale Community Services. You can contact Marie Bernard at mbernard@svcommunityservices.org for more information about how make your donation.


Donate a Car

If it’s time to replace an older car, or if you have a boat and trailer that are just taking up space in the garage, Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles all the DMV issues, sells the vehicle at auction, and distributes the net proceeds to Sunnyvale Community Services.

You’ll avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle and receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. When you’re ready to donate, simply call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or complete their online donation form.


Thank you so much for considering a donation to Sunnyvale Community Services!

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Sunnyvale Community Services will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In our twice-annual newsletter, we list names only of donors giving $1,000 or more annually, and we honor all donor requests for donations to be anonymous.

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