You can make a difference! Here are just a few of the ways you can participate….

Story after story testifies to the role a hot meal and a friend can play in the life of an individual. Stories of Friends in the Desert guests transitioning from homelessness and unemployment to gainful employment, including management positions abound. Moving stories of transition from life on the street to new occupations and more permanent housing is a measure of the difference you can make by participating in your own way at Friends in the Desert.

Even a little time or a few packages of disposable plates, given graciously, will change lives.

Here is how some have contributed in the past:

• Donations of food…both prepared and canned

• Volunteering to prepare a meal or serve food

       (Please read our Meal Service Guidelines > CLICK HERE)

• Donation of new men’s, women’s or children’s socks

• Donations of paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, utensils)

• Donations of professional services

• Donations of personal toiletry items, i.e. lotion, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & brush, mouthwash, comb, brush, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, hand disinfectant, band-aids, etc.

• Donations of money

• Volunteer to pick-up donated food

• Volunteer or sponsorship of special Friends events

• Serve on committees supporting the activities supporting Friends

Your contributions, whether financial, in-kind or through service, create hope for those in need in our community. Your support is crucial to our collective ability to bring about meaningful change in people’s lives as we alleviate suffering and facilitate greater self-sufficiency. This is only possible through the generosity of people like you.



In-Kind Donations are always welcome and appreciated. Use this form to document your In-Kind Donations: CLICK HERE to Download the PDF Form.


To make an online Cash Donation via PayPal CLICK HERE

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