Without the generous support of individuals, businesses, faith communities, schools, cities, service clubs and community organizations, South County Outreach could not restore confidence and provide hope to those in crisis. Ninety cents of every dollar donated goes toward helping families who are struggling. You can help your neighbors in need by making a financial contribution and/or an in-kind donation of food, clothing or other supplies


Ways to Donate

Monetary Donations

Gift Programs

Matching Gift: Many employers double – and some even triple – your charitable donations. Go to our Matching Gifts page to learn more and to find a list of companies.

Memorial & Legacy Gifts: Honor a friend or loved one by making a donation to South County Outreach in their name with our Memorial Gift. Or a planned gift is a wonderful way to continue your support for South County Outreach through your estate. Visit our Memorial & Legacy Gifts page to learn more.

Your donations can be mailed in or securely placed online and can be directed to fund any South County Outreach program or you can choose to send it to where it is most needed. Choices include:

  • General Operating Fund
  • Computer learning center
  • Food pantry
  • Homeless prevention
  • Holiday Adopt-A-Family
  • Rental Assistance
  • Housing programs
  • Thrift store
  • Utility Assistance

Food Donations

South County Outreach works diligently to provide emergency non-perishable and fresh food to an average of 50 families each day. We frequently purchase food to serve those who seek our help. You can support those in need by hosting a food drive or purchasing and donating the following most-needed food items:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Juice
  • Canned fruit
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned beans
  • Rice
  • Tuna
  • Canned vegetables
  • Chili

Other Ways to Donate Food:

Monetary: Fund our fresh food acquisition. It is an easy way for individuals or businesses to support South County Outreach and our efforts to provide fresh vegetables, fruit, milk and other dairy products and lean meats for healthy meals.

Volunteer with Us

Our non-profit greatly benefits from over 250 regularly scheduled volunteers and 1,500 occasional volunteers that help throughout the year. We want you to join our team! Whether it’ll just be you or your whole office, donating your time is a wonderful way to help.

South County Outreach volunteers help with all aspects of the organization including interacting with clients, sorting food and stocking shelves in the food pantry, driving trucks and picking up donations, handling retail responsibilities at Upscale Resale Thrift Store, teaching classes at the Computer Learning Lab, outreach, administrative tasks, and much more.

Ready to Volunteer?

Automobile Donation

Automobile donations are an incredibly fast and easy way to help South County Outreach. Your car donations help support our vital work and are an easy way for you to get rid of an unwanted vehicle.

Do you have an automobile you no longer want or use but you don’t want to go through the trouble of selling it? You can make a contribution to us with a donation of car. When you donate your car to South County Outreach the automobile is taken care of free with no paperwork hassle.

Automobile donation information.

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Donor Bill of Rights:

Click here to view our Donor Bill of Rights.

Privacy and Security:

South County Outreach keeps your personal information secure and provides a safe environment for credit card donations. South County Outreach will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to other individuals or companies. The information that you provide is used only to complete your donation. When you make a donation, your personal information is kept confidential by South County Outreach.

Refund Policy:

Tax-deductible charitable contributions made on South County Outreach’s website are non-refundable. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact our Business Office at (949) 380-8144 ext. 204.

Donations can also be mailed to:

South County Outreach
7 Whatney, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92618