Ways to Help

Our mission is to serve households unable to afford the high costs of housing, beginning in the San Francisco Bay Area. By providing homes that cost no more than 30% of a household’s income, we also prevent food insecurity and displacement, and we strengthen the country’s economy.

We have been offered the sale of a 12-unit residential building for $1,000,000. That’s $83,333 per unit. This building is home to veterans, and we want to ensure they will not be displaced. Learn more about the project and donate on our Kindest page.

We are also working with other nonprofits constructing a tiny house on wheels that will house a low-income household, and developing workshop programs to teach building skills.

Make a tax-deductible donation on our donation page. We also accept donations on Facebook.  And THANK YOU!

Here are some other ways you can help:

  1. Volunteer.

Care Association currently has no one on payroll. We are all volunteers. It takes more time and more planning, but we are doing it. We need help with marketing, communications, web development, back-end engineering, Salesforce administration, volunteer management, and fundraising.

We will also need help building.  To help with construction or teaching a workshop, please send us a message on our Contact page.

Another way to volunteer is to ask sellers at garage sales in San Francisco to donate their leftovers to the Community Thrift Store on behalf of Care Association.

  1. Donate goods (in the San Francisco Bay Area).

Bring your unwanted but salable clothes, furniture, housewares, tools, art, and electronics to at the Community Thrift Store at 623 Valencia Street in San Francisco.  The store accepts donations 10am-5pm any day of the week including weekends. Tell them you want to support Care Association. Please do not bring items that are not salable as listed on their website.

  1. Donate land.

We will gladly receive your real property.  Your land donation may be tax-deductible.

Big bonus for lots in Sonoma County, California, at least 8,000 square feet with access to city services, notably a sewer system. 

  1. Follow and Share.

Tweet, ‘gram, post, and share articles on social media. Email your contacts and tell them about us. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Recommend us on Nextdoor.

  1. Shop through smile.Amazon.com and choose Care Association.

To find us, type “Care Association.” We are about 11 organizations down the list.

  1. Sell something on eBay or NextDoor.

Visit our eBay charity page and click Add to My Favorites. Then choose Care Association to donate part or all of your sales.

On NextDoor, choose Care Association as the beneficiary of your item sales.

Snail Mail

Mail checks to:

Care Association
PO Box 14471
San Francisco, CA 94114

Most donations will be used to build homes.  Our operating cost is very low since we are 100% volunteers.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you!

We appreciate your support and wish the very best to you and yours.