There are many ways to contribute to Casa Pacifica, and they don’t have to be in the usual, run-of-the-mill manner. Here are some innovative ideas that donors have already found to help Casa Pacifica’s kids. Use one of these great ideas, or develop one of your own! Contact Morgan Tandy, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (805) 366-4022 to make sure your plans will fit with the agency’s current needs.
Hold a Gift Card Drive
The youth we serve in our Residential programs enjoy receiving gift cards as this allows for an off-site, special experience - whether it be an ice cream trip, movie night or Target run! It helps bring some normalcy to the lives of our kids who are living under anything but normal circumstances.
Have a Party
Instead of receiving personal gifts for your or your child’s birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, graduation, anniversary, or other special occasion, or if you are just having a big party with lots of friends, encourage your party guests to bring a monetary donation or a gift for a Casa Pacifica child instead. Or, give your party a theme – gifts for teenagers, summer items like beach towels and bathing suits, bed linens, clothing for young children, or sporting equipment – you decide or call the Development Office at (805) 366-4015 to find out what is most needed.
Community Fundraising Events
Make Casa Pacifica the recipient of proceeds from a fundraising event you plan, staff, and hold. Community Fundraising Events held in the past to benefit Casa Pacifica include a Children’s Art Show & Sale, donation table for Casa Pacifica at the opening of a Panera Bread Restaurant and another at Nothing Bundt Cakes, Casa Pacifica Night at various restaurants (a percent of the night’s proceeds are donated), company golf tournaments, quilting bees, and Casino/Poker parties. This is your chance to be creative. Contact Morgan Tandy, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (805) 366-4022 for more information and to receive a copy of our Community Fundraising Event agreement.
Love a good Target run? Who can resist Amazon these days? Put those shopping sprees to good use and shop for our kids! Check out our Target registry, Amazon wish list for year-round needs and Amazon kid’s wishes list and have items shipped straight to us. And don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and designate Casa Pacifica as your charity of choice so we receive a percentage of your purchases!