Donate to Rebuild Lives

Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) has offered free, critical home repairs for our most vulnerable neighbors across the San Francisco Peninsula.

The success of our mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives is sustained through generous individual, corporate, and community support for our year-round and Rebuilding Day programs

A donation gift today helps provide our beneficiaries in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County with hope, dignity, and the opportunity to live in a safer and healthier home. Visit our Community Impact and our Program Case Studies pages to learn more about the multiple benefits and results of our work.

We make it easy to give by accepting payment via check, credit card, or PayPal. In addition to financial contributions, you can also support us through a variety of other means – take a look at the dropdown menu below for options.

Will you become a [Re]Builder with us today?

How To Help

  • To donate via check or credit card, please complete this Rebuilding Together Peninsula donation form and mail it with your donation to:

    Rebuilding Together Peninsula
    841 Kaynyne St.
    Redwood City, CA 94063

  • To discuss the opportunity for RTP to receive a grant from your organization or foundation, please contact us at

  • Many companies participate in an employee matching gift program, which can double the impact your donation has with Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Gifts may be matched dollar for dollar, and volunteer efforts may be monetarily matched as well. Contact your Human Resources professional for more information on how to participate at your company.

  • Leave a Rebuilding Legacy

    Identifying a gift for RTP in your will, trust, or other estate plan will serve our vision of safe homes and communities for everyone into the future, and will provide lasting support for our critical mission.

    • Through a Will or Trust: Instructing a gift in your will or trust is the simplest way to provide RTP with future support at a specified amount.
    • Through Retirement Plans or Similar Accounts: You may choose to name RTP as a beneficiary of a portion of your financial planning assets, such as an individual retirement account (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), donor-advised fund, life insurance policy, or similar. To do so, contact your specific plan administrator and update the correct beneficiary form.

    It is recommended to also confer with any planning professionals you may have engaged, including financial advisors, estate attorneys, or your named executor to identify appropriate gift options.

    Should you have questions as you plan such a legacy gift, please contact Georgia Savoca at (650) 980-9185 or (please use “Legacy Gift” in your email subject line).

  • If you wish to donate securities, we ask that you, your broker, or your banking institution contact us with information about the stock you’ll be donating and when you expect to make the gift.

    To request a stock transfer from your broker, we suggest using the following language:

    “Please transfer from my account (insert your name and account number here), (number of shares) of (name & symbol of stock).
    To: Rebuilding Together Peninsula Account # MP 2319-4939, DTC Number 0164, Code 40, Charles Schwab & Co., PO Box 52114, Phoenix, AZ 85114, Attention Cashiering, Telephone: 650.614.2000.

    (your name and signature here)”
    Rebuilding Together Peninsula Tax ID # 94-3106209

    Questions? Call 650-366-6597 ext. 225 or email Georgia Savoca at with “Stock Gift” in the subject line of your email.

  • When individuals take distributions from their IRAs, it usually counts as income for tax purposes. Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also called IRA Charitable Rollovers, are an exception. Individuals 70½ year of age or older can distribute up to $100,000 each year from their IRAs to their favorite 501(c)(3) organizations without counting the distribution as income.

    QCDs, are the savviest way for individuals age 70.5 or older to use their IRAs to maximize their charitable impact.

    Whether you want to make a QCD gift to RTP today, request a tax acknowledgement letter for a gift already made, or just learn more about QCDs, please contact us for more information.

  • We accept donations of new, gently used, and reusable construction materials. This helps prevent usable materials from ending up in landfills by recycling them in the homes and facilities of our clients. Please keep in mind that we have limited space and labor, which means that all materials donations must be evaluated before we can accept them.

    To receive a tax receipt for your donation, please fill out an in-kind donation form and give it to an RTP staff member. Or, please contact us at for more information.

  • Donations are evaluated based on the following criteria:

    • Large appliances: Must be less than three years old and energy-efficient; no garbage disposals are accepted.
    • Bathroom fixtures: Only tubs, sinks, showers, and new (low-flow) toilets are accepted in March and April.
    • Cabinets: Only new or gently used complete cabinet units are accepted in March and April; units must include doors, shelving, and hardware.
    • Electrical fixtures: We will take new outlets, switches, compact fluorescent bulbs, fluorescent ballasts, and fixtures; however, we do not accept electrical parts.
    • Flooring: We consider new vinyl flooring and tile remnants, providing the tile is larger than 4 inches by 6 inches; new carpet must be clean, with no holes, and sufficient to cover a room of at least 12 feet by 12 feet.
    • Hardware: We can accept door lever handles, cabinet hardware, gate latches/turnbuckle eye-and-eye, nails, and screws, providing they are new or like new and rust-free.
    • Lumber: Full lengths must be at least 8 feet long; we also accept full sheets of nail- and paint-free plywood, trex, and sheetrock.
    • Paint: Must be new and unopened in neutral colors with case quantities of 10 gallons or more.
    • Safety: We will take grab bars in good condition, water heater straps, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, handrail materials, ramp materials, and bathtub or toilet accessibility aids.
    • Tools: Hand and power tools are accepted if they are clean and in working condition.

    We do not accept doors, furnaces, mirrors or glass, pipes (pvc, copper, or other), roofing or gutters, screens, wallpaper, water heaters, or windows. The following organizations may accept these items:

  • We accept car, boat, RV, and motorcycle donations via Car Donation Services, which is bonded and registered with the California Attorney General’s Office, Reg. No CF 1273. For more information, contact Car Donation Services at 1.888.686.4483 or click here to donate directly.

  • Looking to support us via a team fundraiser? RTP can assist with custom URL links and reports that can track team donations by individuals and as a group. Ask for more information at

  • Are you interested in purchasing a new item for us that can power our home repair service and serve homeowners-in-need? Take a look at our Amazon Wish List for commonly needed items in our repair work. If you require a receipt acknowledgement for your donation once delivered, please contact us at

Did you know?

Every $1 invested into a home repair by the Rebuilding Together network generates $2.84 of social value.
Read more about the social return on investment a donation can make.

“RTP restores dignity and peace of mind by helping the community, especially the elderly who have come on hard times and have trouble maintaining their property.”

Stan (homeowner)

Meet a Program Recipient

Not long ago, Kellie, a retired homeowner in Pacifica, was embarrassed to let anyone see her home. Ivy had taken over her backyard and was creeping through the sliding doors into her dining room. But RTP, along with volunteers led by Charlie, a skilled volunteer arborist, came to help. Alongside freshly power washed stucco and a newly-planted floral environment, Kellie now has a place to sit and enjoy her backyard. The repairs have heightened her spirits and her approach to her home -and her life. With natural light now beaming into the home, Kellie is excited to embark on further repairs herself, and is considering a canine companion for the first time!

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