Here are other ways to help:

 

Become a Sponsor, Hire an Urban Corps Crew —Urban Corps has much to offer those who share our commitment to youth and community.  You can help create a skilled, ready-to-hire workforce while demonstrating your commitment to giving back to San Diego. Depending on the service you need we will send an enthusiastic group of young people between the ages of 18 and 26 along with supplies and a skilled working staff supervisor to complete your job.

 

Hire A Corpsmember — Give a young person a job. Our staff can help pre-screen candidates for you, and provide follow-up support for an entire year.

 

Give a Gift of Stock — If you own stocks and bonds that have increased in value, it may be more advantageous to donate these securities to the Urban Corps of San Diego County, rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may avoid Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities' increased value. The Urban Corps of San Diego County can transact your gift of securities quickly and inexpensively, so your donation will have the greatest possible impact. Please contact your financial advisor for further details.

Workplace Giving Campaign — Workplace giving is a means by which employees donate annually through payroll pledges. Urban Corps is a member of EarthShare California, a federation affiliated with United Way to expand donor options for the support of environmental causes. You can contribute through an existing workplace giving campaign or start your own. For more info visit:  http://www.earthshareca.org/workplace_giving/ .

 

Corporate Matching Gifts — Many companies match employees' contributions to charity. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company will match your donation and if so, please include your company’s appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation.

 

Planned Giving Opportunities — Many donors want to ensure that our work is well funded for years to come. There are numerous ways to help the Urban Corps prepare for the future through gift planning; some options offer significant financial benefits for the donor. Please contact your financial advisor for further details on planned giving opportunities.

 

For more information, please call Lauren Welch at (619) 235-6884 or email lwelch@urbancorps.org.