Thank you so much for your interest in giving to Friends In Deed, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 95-1644608). Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and transformed into life-changing programming for our neighbors in the greater Pasadena community. Through our online donation form, you can make a one-time donation, or you can become a monthly recurring donor and help us provide services year-round. This will help us plan for our future with confidence!

We also accept donations via:

  • Cash or check (made payable to Friends In Deed, mailed to PO Box 41125, Pasadena CA 91114-8125, or dopped off on-site during normal weekday business hours)
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Stock donations (email or call 626.797.2402 x202 for stock transfer details)
  • Planned Gifts (i.e. IRA distributions, etc.)

For more information, please contact our Senior Director of Development, Merria Velasco, via email at

We do accept a variety of gift-in-kind donations. Read below for examples of items always accepted, or contact a staff member with any specific inquiries.

Groceries can be donated to our Food Pantry, and dropped off at Friends In Deed Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call 626.797.6072 if you have any questions. Please make sure that foods are not expired or past their “Best By” dates and are unopened.

Please visit our Food Pantry page for a list of foods we need most. We also accept home-grown fruits and vegetables.

We do accept unopened toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, and shaving razors. We also accept pet food for dogs and cats, diapers, and infant formula.

For questions regarding  specific donations to The Women’s Room, please contact Jane Armbruster, The Women’s Room Program Associate, at

If you wish to donate other items, we do have a partnership with ACTS Thrift Store in Pasadena. Please tell them you are making your donation on behalf of Friends In Deed, and we receive store credit. We can then send our clients and guests there to shop for themselves, since it is difficult to know exactly what each person’s needs will be. This is also a wonderful and empowering solution that brings dignity to this service. The address to ACTS Thrift Store is located at 1311 N. Altadena Dr., on the SW corner of Washington and Altadena. Their phone number is 626.577.4477. ACTS also accepts donations of toys, books, electronics, and miscellaneous household items. No furniture at the Pasadena store. 

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