Thrivent Choice is an opportunity for Thrivent Financial members to allocate their portion of “fraternal dollars” to the charity of their choice. LSS would be honored to be the recipient of such funds! This program does not cost a Thrivent member anything. The gift comes from Thrivent to the charity in the member’s name. You can sign up with Thrivent Choice in two ways:
- When prompted say, Thrivent Choice
- Say or enter your Social Security #
- Press 1 to help direct your Thrivent Choice dollars
- Press 2 to hear more details about Thrivent Choice
- Then a representative will come on and help direct your Choice dollars
- Click “log in” at the top right – enter your Thrivent user ID and password
- If you aren’t registered – click on “Register Now”
- Look for your designated Choice Dollars amount on the right of the screen
- Click on “Choice Dollars”
- Search the catalog of organizations to find either LSS-SC (Southern California) OR one of our Southern California Area Offices – like LSS-Van Nuys or LSS-San Diego County, etc.
- Click on “Direct Choice Dollars Now”
Stocks or Shares
You can receive distinct tax advantage for donating stocks and other appreciated securities at the time of contribution. To donate Stocks or Shares or any other fixed assets, such as artwork, real property, collections and antiquities please contact our Chief Philanthropy Officer – Darren Veracruz at email@example.com or (714) 263-1426. You can also contact Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation to discuss you needs in detail by clicking here.
Thank you for considering LSSSC in your estate and legacy giving. With your thoughtful planning, people now and in the future can rely on finding a safe place to regain stability in their lives. For more information about planned giving, please ask your estate planner or attorney to contact us. Or if you’d like, please contact our Chief Philanthropy Officer – Darren Veracruz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714)263-1426. You can also contact Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation to discuss you needs in detail by clicking here.
Memorials and Tributes
Create a living memorial or tribute in the name of a beloved family member or friend. When you set up a memorial or tribute gift, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California will recognize both the donor and notify the honoree or their family of your contributions. If you have any questions, please contact our Chief Philanthropy Officer – Darren Veracruz at email@example.com or (714) 263-1426. You can also contact Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation to discuss you needs in detail by clicking here.
Gifts in Kind
In our various programs throughout Southern California we will take new product of many varieties such as non-perishable food, health & hygiene items, computers, etc. If you have something to donate and need clarification on whether we can use and accept it, please contact Deborah Groon in our Development Department – DGroon@LSSSC.org or (714) 685-1800.
Make check payable to – Lutheran Social Services Southern California
Mail to – LSS-SC
247 East Amerige Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
ACH or Bank Wire
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
PO Box 7675
San Francisco, CA 94120-9378
Routing # (for ACH) 122000247
Routing # (for bank wire) 122000248
Account Name – Lutheran Social Services Southern California
Account # 2425610637
SWIFT – WFBIUS6S
Donating a vehicle is a great way to support Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
Cars aren’t the only vehicle that you can donate. Motorcycles, boats, RVs, even quads can help Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. We make donating easy.
- Call 844-530-GIVE or complete form below
- Schedule convenient pick-up
- Receive tax deduction
We’re here 7 days a week.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. In your case, we hope you will select Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. Click here for more information and to start shopping with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in mind.
We have also curated Amazon Wish Lists – complete with items you can order that will ship directly to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. Click here to see our Wish Lists.
Don’t leave money on the table — double your gift to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. You may qualify to have your contribution matched if you are an employee, retiree or board member of a company that has a matching gift program.
Did you know many companies offer “Dollars for Doers” or matching time programs? This is where your generous time is matched by a grant from your organization, so you’ll be doing double the good!
Simply request paperwork from your employer or contact your human resources department to find out about opportunities available to you and your colleagues. Our tax-ID number is 95-2225798.
Donate Your Day
Are you celebrating an upcoming birthday, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion? You can donate your day to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, and make a customized webpage to share with friends and family through GoFundMe or Facebook Fundraisers (select nonprofit LSSSouthernCalifornia).