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Help support your community

Our programs are made possible because of generous donors that give back to their communities in a variety of ways.

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Ways to Give

When you make a gift—money, time, or energy—to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, you become a part of the largest project ever undertaken by The Salvation Army. Your gift becomes grounded in the reputation, trust and credibility of The Salvation Army—which is well known for its continuing efforts of providing relief to those in need.

Your gift will change lives. Thanks to the generous gifts of local donors at Salvation Army Red Kettles, online, and at The Kroc Center front desk, local individuals and families receive clothing, swim lessons, life skill classes, food, rent & utility assistance, and much more.

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A secure, quick, and easy way to support your local community where the needs are the greatest.

 

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Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please send a check with your contact information to:

The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Attn: Development Dept.
6845 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

 


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These programs currently need the most support to ensure their success. Check below for even more ways to give back now and throughout the year. Any gift will make an impact in our community.

Heroes Program & Scholarship Campaign

Joan Kroc’s vision was to provide world-class programs to children, adults, and seniors in our service area, regardless of their financial circumstance. Money raised during the annual Heroes campaign affords community members the opportunity to participate in programs that encourage them to discover their talents, and promote creativity, wellness, and spiritual discovery.

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Emergency Food Assistance

When times are tough, the Kroc Center serves as a resource for Family Resource Center clients who find themselves without money to put food on their tables. The Kroc Center provides emergency food assistance to 160 households, more than 1,000 people a month. Food boxes are also given to 700 community members during the holiday season. The Kroc Center is always in need of the following food items: Peanut butter, canned meat (chicken, fish), canned vegetables and fruit, pasta, beans, boxed cereal, oatmeal, and boxed side dishes.

Call 619.269.1430 to donate 

School Supply Drive

Send local kids back to school with pride. Along with The Salvation Army and generous community support, The Kroc Center stuffs brand new backpacks with pencils, paper, crayons and all the supplies needed for kids to feel great and be prepared for the first day of school.

Call 619.269.1430 to donate 

Make a Donation: Gifts in Kind (New Goods)

The Salvation Army Kroc Center accepts the following in-kind donations. Please donate new & unused items only. Click here to learn more about how to donate used goods. »

  • Crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Granola bars
  • Canned soup
  • Fruit snacks
  • Peanut butter/Jam
  • Any kind of pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Boxed Macaroni and cheese
  • Individual packets of oatmeal
  • Canned Tuna
  • Bags of rice or bean
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap & Deodorant
  • Body Lotion
  • Socks (white athletic)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Shower Sandals
  • Underwear (men, women and children)
  • Women’s Hygiene Needs
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipe

Send local kids back to school with pride.
Along with The Salvation Army and generous community support, The Kroc Center stuffs brand new backpacks with pencils, paper, crayons and all the supplies needed for kids to feel great and be prepared for the first day of school. Call 619.269.1428 to donate school supplies.

  • Backpacks (girls and boys/Kindergarten to Highschool)
  • Pens and Pencils
  • College rule paper
  • Rulers
  • Crayons
  • Binders
  • Notebooks

Please make sure all items are new and
un-wrapped:

  • Baby learning toys
  • Playsets
  • Teen gifts (13-17) – purses, make-up, headphones, sports equipment, etc
  • Dolls and action figures

To ensure babies get the best start in life and grow to be happy and healthy, the Kroc Center provides qualified FRC clients with formula, diapers, and wipes, when the resources are available.

Other Ways to Give

From immediate relief, to short-term help, to long-term, sustainable change, we are dedicated to serving the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the poor, the lonely, and the lost.

Furniture, Clothing, Vehicle & Other Donations

All proceeds from The Salvation Army Family Stores are used to fund shelters, soup line and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. By shopping at or donating to a Salvation Army Family Store, you bring hope to those in need in our community.

For more information on non-financial donations call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or visit satruck.org.

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