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Ways To Give

Explore ways to join the fight to end youth homelessness.


Invest in a future where youth homelessness is non-existent

At Sasha Bruce Youthwork, we believe every young person deserves a safe home and a chance to thrive. Your generous support drives our mission to end youth homelessness in DC. Here are several ways you can make a lasting impact.


Become a champion of change

Make your impact long-lasting. Explore flexible ways to support Sasha Bruce Youthwork in a way that is right for you.

Monthly Giving

Your consistent support is the bedrock of our success. By becoming a monthly donor, you provide a reliable stream of resources, allowing us to plan effectively and deliver critical services to youth in need. Choose a monthly gift amount that fits your budget, and watch your ongoing contributions make a world of difference.

Empower Your Network

Rally your friends, family, and colleagues to join the movement! Start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign on Facebook or another platform and become an advocate for Sasha Bruce Youthwork. Share our story and inspire others to contribute. Every dollar raised together brings us closer to ending youth homelessness in DC

Honor a Loved One

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion or honor the memory of a loved one. Your donation in their name will support Sasha Bruce Youthwork's mission and carry forward a legacy of compassion and hope.

More Ways To Support

In-Kind Gifts

Browse our wishlist of essential items needed to support homeless youth and make a tangible difference with your donation.


Sasha Bruce Youthwork relies on the compassion and dedication of volunteers to support our programs and empower homeless youth. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your interests and skills.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that thousands of companies will match your charitable donation? Maximize your impact by checking if your employer offers a matching gift program for donations.

Planned Giving

Explore various planned giving options that align with your financial goals and philanthropic desires. Whether it’s a charitable bequest, life insurance designation, or charitable trust, there’s a way to make a significant contribution that benefits both you and Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

Employee Engagement

Engage your employees in giving back through volunteer programs, donation matching, and corporate giving campaigns.

Committed to Transparency and Accountability: Your Trust Matters

See what we are doing about it. Sasha Bruce Youthwork operates multiple residential facilities, all of which offer counseling, counseling, and classes that can lead young people back to a more stable and supportive family situation, or on a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

At Sasha Bruce Youthwork, we are committed to earning and maintaining your trust. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and are proud to be recognized by leading charity watchdog organizations:

● Top Ratings from Guidestar and Charity Navigator:
These independent organizations assess the transparency, accountability, and financial health of nonprofits. Our top ratings demonstrate our commitment to responsible stewardship of your donations.

● Accredited by the Better Business Bureau:
The BBB verifies our commitment to ethical business practices and responsible fundraising.

● Recognized as a Top-Rated Nonprofit:
We’ve been acknowledged for our effectiveness and impact in the fight against youth homelessness.

Furthermore, we proudly adhere to the principles outlined in the AFP Donor Bill of Rights. This ensures your rights as a donor are respected, including your right to know how your donation is used and the right to privacy.

Your trust is essential to our mission of empowering DC’s youth. We are committed to responsible fundraising practices and transparent communication.


Why Donate to Sasha Bruce?

In the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County, MD, more than 1,300 young individuals will face homelessness this year. When you donate to Sasha Bruce, you’re not only supporting an exceptional organization, but you’re also providing vital survival services to youth living on the streets, offering a safe haven for young parents to raise their children, and empowering aspiring leaders through workforce training. Your contribution helps create a thriving community where everyone, including formerly homeless youth, can flourish.

With your support, we can work together to end youth homelessness within our lifetime

Frequently Asked Questions

You can donate online here, by mail, or by phone at 240-909-1272 (9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET, Monday-Friday). Explore various giving options, including monthly giving, donor-advised funds, tribute gifts, workplace giving, employee matching gifts, give stock, and wills/trusts here. If you are having issues making a donation or have any questions, please call Jasmine, Individual Giving Manager at (240) 909-1272 between 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST Monday-Friday or email

Yes, We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Keep your email or mailed donation receipt for U.S. tax deductions.

Absolutely! A recurring gift provides flexibility to meet young people’s needs. Set up a monthly gift by clicking here and selecting “Monthly”. Did you know that a monthly gift of just $15 provides one day of meals? 

Unless otherwise noted or designated, your donation to the Rapid Response Fund supports survival services, counseling, job training, and provides a loving home for young people. Over the past five years, your gifts have helped move over 4,000 young people to exit homelessness. 

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In-Kind Gifts

Your generosity extends beyond financial contributions. Donating essential items can
make a real difference in the daily lives of homeless youth at Sasha Bruce Youthwork. Here’s how you can help:


Review our Wish List:
We maintain a regularly updated list of needed items,
ranging from hygiene products and clothing to educational supplies and household goods.
View Wishlist


Host a Donation Drive:
Organize a collection drive within your community or
workplace to gather essential items for our youth.
Learn more


Donate in Bulk:
If you have access to wholesale goods or large quantities of
needed items, please contact us to discuss donation arrangements.

Due to ongoing safety concerns, we currently do not accept used items. Please contact Pierre Aba at to coordinate your donation.

Join Our Team: Become a Volunteer

Share Your Skills and Passion:
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and skillsets. Whether you’re passionate about education, mentoring, or event planning, there’s a way you can contribute directly to the lives of homeless youth.

Flexible Opportunities:
Find volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule, from one-time events to ongoing commitments. Every hour you contribute makes a difference.

Empowerment Through Experience:
Gain valuable experience while making a positive impact. Our volunteer programs offer opportunities for personal growth and connection with a meaningful cause.

“ Raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members”

You can also find information about forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.

Multiply Your Genorosity

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can double or even triple your donation to Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
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“ Raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members”

You can also find information about forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.


Charitable Bequests:
Leave a lasting legacy by including Sasha Bruce Youthwork in your will or living trust. This is a simple and flexible way to make a significant contribution that supports our mission for years to come.

Gifts of Stock:
Donate appreciated stock to Sasha Bruce Youthwork and potentially avoid capital gains taxes. This allows you to maximize your charitable impact while receiving significant tax benefits.

IRA Charitable Rollover:
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 annually from your IRA directly to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, potentially reducing your taxable income.

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs):
Contribute appreciated assets, including stock, to your existing DAF and recommend a grant to Sasha Bruce Youthwork. This allows you to receive a tax deduction while maximizing your charitable impact.

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs):
Establish a CRT that provides you or your loved ones with income for a set period, with the remaining balance ultimately benefiting Sasha Bruce Youthwork. This option offers tax benefits and supports our mission in the future. Remember, this is just a starting point. It’s important to consult with your financial advisor to determine the best-planned giving option for your unique circumstances.

Please contact Daniel Rico, Chief Development Officer, at or (202) 853-7588 to learn more about these opportunities.


“ Raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members”

You can also find information about forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.

empower your employees,
empower our youth

Here’s how we can partner with you to create a meaningful employee engagement experience:

● Volunteer Programs:
Give your employees a chance to make a tangible difference by participating in group volunteer opportunities at our shelters or events.

● Donation Matching:
Motivate your employees’ generosity by matching their charitable contributions to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, doubling their impact on the lives of homeless youth.

● Corporate Giving Campaigns:
Partner with us to launch a company-wide fundraising campaign, encouraging your employees to raise funds through friendly competitions, team challenges, or payroll deductions.

● Employee Giving Platform:
We can integrate seamlessly with your existing employee giving platform, making it easy for your employees to donate directly to Sasha Bruce Youthwork through payroll deductions.

● Impact Reporting:
We’ll provide regular reports showcasing the collective impact of your employees’ contributions, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment within your company.

Benefits of Employee Engagement:

● Increased Employee Morale:
Giving back fosters a sense of purpose and social responsibility, leading to a more engaged and motivated workforce.

● Enhanced Employer Branding:
Showcase your commitment to social good and attract top talent who value companies with a strong social conscience.

● Team Building and Collaboration:
Volunteer opportunities and fundraising initiatives create opportunities for team bonding and collaboration.

● Positive Community Impact:
Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of homeless youth in DC.

Ready to get started? Contact Leigh Bailey, Senior Institutional Giving Manager, at

“ Raising more money than could otherwise be possible through individual donations. Chances are, many of your family members”

You can also find information about forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.