Planned Giving provides a way to fulfill your charitable and philanthropic intentions with gifts made to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California from your estate after your death in accordance with specific plans you have made during the course of your lifetime.
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”
Thrivent Action Teams
Make a difference in your community, with your community
Supporting your community is easy with Thrivent Action Teams. Apply to lead a group in a fundraiser, educational event or service activity. Then, gather a team of volunteers to make an impact together. Thrivent provides a customized kit of resources to get you started. Your team provides the passion to bring it to life.
To learn more click 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 us at (714) 769-9427
Gifts in Kind
ACH or Bank Wire
Donors may wish to make a gift to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California via electronic transfer. To receive information on how to make your gift via electronic transfer, including bank and routing details, please contact us at (714) 769-9427
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
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.
Please contact us at (714) 769-9427 if you have any questions or require additional information about making a gift through a family foundation.
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).