Ways to Give! 


Enjoy the convenience of giving to Family Works through our secure online donation site.

U.S. Mail 

Gifts of personal checks or money orders can be mailed to: Family Works, 4 Joseph Court, San Rafael, CA 94903

Honorariums & Memorials

Wondering what to give that someone special who has everything? Give a birthday or anniversary gift to Family Works in his or her honor. The recipient will receive a lovely recognition card to acknowledge your thoughtfulness. Memorial gifts are a beautiful way to remember a loved one. The deceased's family will receive a card to let them know of your generosity. For more information about the process, contact us.


Pledges & Recurring Donations

If you prefer to pledge to make a recurring gift (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually), you have the option of using Family Works automatic payment processing system. Just contact Diana Wilkins at 415-492-0720 X 223 for details.


Gifts of Stock

Making a gift or fulfilling a pledge through a transfer of stock is often very advantageous from a tax point of view, especially if you own appreciated stocks. By making a gift of stock directly to a charitable organization like Family Works, you can avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stocks, and also realize an income tax deduction in the amount of the stock's fair market value on the date of the gift. Each individual's tax situation is different, so please contact a tax advisor about the best way to make a charitable gift. For more information about the process, contact us.

Gifts of Goods and Services

We welcome donations of formula, wipes and diapers which we distribute to families in need. Donated gift cards are also appreciated. Gift cards for stores such as WalMart or Target, grocery stores or gas cards are especially needed. Items may be dropped off without an appointment Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00, at 365 Bel Marin Keys, Blvd, Suite 100, Novato, CA 94949


We also rely on donations for our fundraising events. Popular auction lots include wine, travel, unique experiences, art and professional services. For information about donating an item for our events, please contact


Due to storage limitations, we are generally unable to accept donations of toys, clothing, furniture, etc. At times, specific needs may arise and we may periodically request specific items. To inquire about donating items, please contact us at 415-492-0720.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has a matching gift program. Your donation to Family Works may be matched by your employer after the gift is made and the proper paperwork completed - effectively doubling your donation!



We are pleased to offer a partnership opportunity to annually reach over 44,000 Marin County residents, from children through seniors, as a lead sponsor of our electronic and printed community communications campaign.


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your Family Works every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Family Works. 

Gifts of Time, Talent, and Opportunity 


We are always happy to talk about our services and the needs of the children and families For information about hosting a speaker for your company or service organization, contact Michael Diehl at 415-492-0720 or

Spread the Word

Stay up-to-date about our events and programs, and help us tell others about what we do by liking our Facebook Page. You can also stay in the loop by following us on Twitter




Family Works is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Family Works' Tax ID number is: 94-2540980.