Thank you so much for your interest in giving to Friends In Deed, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 95-1644608). Whether big or small, your gift is appreciated and transformed into life-changing programming for our neighbors in the Pasadena community. Through our online donation form, you can make a one-time donation, or you can become a long-term monthly recurring donor. This will help us plan for our future with confidence!

If you wish to make a cash or check donation, you can mail to PO Box 41125, Pasadena, CA 91114-8125 or drop off at our 444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena CA 91104 location during normal business hours. Please make checks payable to “Friends In Deed”. If you have any questions, please call 626.797.2402.

We accept grants from Donor Advised Funds, stock contributions, or sharing other non-direct monetary donations.

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

We also accept food donations. Donations can be 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. When you bring your donations, a staff member or volunteer will be happy to help you unload your car.

Please make sure that foods are not expired or past their “Best By” dates and are unopened.

Foods we consider our “Gold” items are the most needed, and we have the ability to store and keep those items. Please visit our Food Pantry page for a list of foods we need most.

We also accept toiletries (shampoo & conditioner, soap, toothbrushes & toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, shaving razors, etc.), pet food (dog & cat), and diapers & infant formula.

If you wish to donate other items, we do have a partnership with ACTS Thrift Store in Pasadena. Just tell them you are making your donation on behalf of Friends In Deed, and we receive store credit. We can then send our guests there to shop for themselves, since it is difficult to know exactly what each guest’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 receives donations of toys, books, electronics, and miscellaneous household items. No furniture at the Pasadena store. 

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

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