Other Ways To Give

Having the freedom to make your own choices feels good. So if you’d like to help TEL HI, feel free to consider these options:

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your employer may match your gift to TEL HI. Every company is a little different, so check with your Human Resources Department for more information. Click here for a list of companies known for matching employee gifts of time and money.

Workplace Giving

Does your workplace participate in a United Way or other workplace giving program? If so, you can designate TEL HI as a beneficiary by adding us to the “write-in” section of your designation form. You’ll need our full name and address:

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
660 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Donating Goods and Services

We accept all kinds of help. Do you have something to donate? Do you have a specific skill that can benefit the community? We are happy to discuss it with you and figure how it can fit our needs. Call or e-mail Nestor Fernandez, our executive director (he’s really nice), at nfernandez@tel-hi.org or 415.421.6443, ext. 11.

Our current wish list of equipment and supplies includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Any cardstock or brightly colored paper
  • Glue
  • Markers, Sharpies, pens, pencils
  • Educational board games (or any game for that matter)
  • Tools (hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches…things to build and fix stuff with)
  • Unused paper plates, cups, napkins, eating utensil, serving dishes
  • Office supplies (staplers, staples, tape, file folders, binder clips, etc.)

Planned Gifts

Planned giving is a way for you to make a very special gift to TEL HI. You may receive tax benefits, and planned gifts can enhance your own financial situation while making a lasting contribution to Tel-Hi’s programs and participants.

A Gift of Financial Securities

There are significant tax benefits to donating appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual fund shares to TEL HI. You will avoid paying capital gains on the appreciated amount and will receive a tax deduction for the securities’ full market value at the time of transfer. Tell your broker that you are making a securities gift to “Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center.” Your broker will then want to know these numbers:

Stock Transfer Account: Wells Fargo DTC 0733; Account W44230635

*One other thing about gifts of stock: We receive reports called “Stock Transfer Statements” to let us know that someone has donated stock to us. These transfer statements often DON’T include the name of the person who is donating. To ensure that we properly acknowledge you, please contact Yvonne Curley when you make your donation. Her contact info is ycurley@tel-hi.org or 415.421.6443, ext. 27.

Memorial Gifts

In 1890 two young women, Elizabeth Ashe and Alice Griffith, founded Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center to meet the needs of their community. We strive to honor their legacy of caring and helping others every day. You can help us. Honor someone you love by making a gift to Tel-Hi in his or her name.

Shop at iGive.com

Make your daily shopping count at iGive.com. Every time you shop at any of the 1,000+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend will benefit TEL HI. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. Just visit iGive.com, choose “Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center” as your cause, and shop like you normally do.

If Amazon is your favorite site, shop Amazon at iGive to support TEL HI. Booking a trip? Head to iGive.com and use Expedia to earn 2.25% of your travel costs for TEL HI. Even when you search the Web, if you do it through iSearchiGive.com, each search earns a penny (or more!) for our cause.

Outside-the-Box Gifts

Enjoy thinking outside the box for other ways to help TEL HI. We’re open to your ideas!

  • For your birthday or during the holidays, ask your friends to make a donation instead of buying a gift
  • Include TEL HI on your bridal or gift registry
  • Include TEL HI on your Facebook profile and connect with us online
  • Have a garage or sidewalk sale with proceeds benefitting TEL HI

Upcoming Events

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News & Programs

  1. Golden State Warriors Players Get Personal about Their Finances to Educate TEL HI Youth

    On Monday, January 9, 2017 TEL HI’s North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School hosted Golden State Warriors players Ian Clark and Shaun Livingston for an interactive discussion around the importance of having financial knowledge. The event was part of the Future Leaders program, a financial literacy program that was formed by the Golden State […]

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  2. TEL HI is Recognized as a Green Business by the City and County of San Francisco

    We are excited to announce we are now one of 10 nonprofits in the city of San Francisco recognized as a San Francisco Green Businesses! As an organization that has been around for over 126 years, we know the importance of taking care of the planet so that it remains healthy for generations to come. […]

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  3. Crowdfunding Campaign for TEL HI’s Senior Program Hits Goal

    On September 1, 2016 TEL HI launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $8,888 for its Senior Program. The campaign, Christmas in September for Seniors, was a huge success!  With over 40 people making online and offline donations, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) hit its fundraising goal in 2 months! “We are so […]

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