Every donation to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition is helpful, but the donations that help the most are the ones that continue to come in, as our “clients” continue to come, in ever-greater numbers, to Sycamore and Romaine.
To make a recurring donation directly into our PayPal account, simply choose the amount you would like to donate from the dropdown menu below, and then click SUBSCRIBE. You will then be taken to PayPal, where you can quickly and easily make your recurring donation with a credit card OR your existing PayPal account. (Please note that you don’t need to have a PayPal account to donate)
To make a one-time donation, click on the gold DONATE button below.
You will be taken to PayPal, where you can either log into your existing account, or pay by credit card where it says “Don’t have a PayPal account?”
If you have any issues with the process of donating, please email us with your contact information, and we’ll respond promptly.
The food we serve is all donated to us, but we still have some $60,000 in operating expenses every year. Every cent that we get beyond that is passed on to the people we serve — in rental and job assistance, in medical expenses, in emergency motel rooms and bus passes and prepaid telephone cards, in clothing, and blankets and sleeping bags, and car repair and gasoline and parking tickets.
We live from hand to mouth, much like the people we serve, and we rely on donations from friends (and friends of friends) to keep us going. A five dollar donation is all we need if we get it from ten or twenty or — why not? — from 100 people on a recurring basis.
Except for $10,000 or so which is given to us every year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), we have no public funding. Small foundations help us from time to time (see SUPPORTERS) and every once in a while major corporations do, too. But as volunteers we have very little ability to stay on top of the bureaucratic requirements of serious fund-raising. Most of us work long days at our jobs, and when we volunteer we would rather do it with the people we serve than at a desk filling out forms and competing for organized financial support that may or may not come to us.