As the weather turns cooler and the days get shorter, our attention naturally shifts towards the holidays. Our lives become busier during this time of year with work deadlines and social engagements, and of course the holiday shopping list. As you think about giving with friends and family this year, consider how you can make a gift that also gives back through HandUp. Here are three easy ways to get started:
HandUp Gift Cards
Give your friends and family a tool that empowers them to engage with a homeless neighbor, and provide support on the spot. HandUp Gift Cards are a way to give directly to a homeless neighbor that also connects them to vital local services.
Buy a bundle for your colleagues, friends, and family. You could even organize a lunch hour where you walk together through the city and hand them out together.
When you give a neighbor in need a HandUp Gift Card, they can redeem it at our partnered San Francisco drop-in centers for items like groceries or clothing. Then when the gift card is redeemed, you’ll receive an email notification letting you know how the card was used.
Order HandUp Gift Cards for yourself or buy a pack for your friends through the HandUp site now.
Dedicate a donation
Give the gift of impact by dedicating a donation in their name on HandUp. Make a donation to someone in need and we’ll send them a note about your gift with information about the individual or fund where you placed the donation. This gift truly makes a difference in someone’s life while including your friends and family in the giving spirit, too.
End of year gift
Make your tax-deductible gift to HandUp and help us reach our goals in ending US poverty. Choose to give to our organization or directly to individuals fundraising to meet their basic needs. Visit our end of year donation page to make your gift now.