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 Smile.Amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization, just choose Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center when you first log-in. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same!

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