Thrivent Choice

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:

By Phone 800-847-4836
  • 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 or (714) 685-1800.

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 – 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.
MAC A0103-056
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

Vehicle Donations

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.

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!