A gift to COTS is the best way to ensure that our services and resources are available to our community whenever need is felt. COTS is grateful for gifts of all sizes and offers a variety of ways to make a gift to suit individual donor objectives. The Development Office welcomes inquiries about ways to structure your gift and invites you to consider the giving options listed below.

Federal Tax ID: 68-0176855 2020

Giving online is easy and secure.  We accept donations online using any major credit card.

Credit card donations can also be made by phone by contacting Sam Kustel, Database Associate, at (707) 765-6530 ext. 126.

Gifts via cash or check are tax-deductible and provide COTS with funds immediately available for use. Please mail gifts to:

PO Box 2744
Petaluma, CA 94953

(Checks should be made payable to COTS)

Gifts of appreciated securities and stocks allow the donor to receive a tax deduction for the stock's current market value and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation.

For instructions on how your broker can transfer your stock to COTS, please click here.

When stock is transferred, please notify Jamieson Bunn, Director of Development, at jbunn@cots.org or 707-789-6380 of the type of stock, number of shares you have donated and the fund to which you would like to make your gift.

Many companies will match or multiply their employees’ donations to COTS. Please contact your Human Resources Department or Community Relations Department to see if your company offers this benefit.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser for COTS in honor of your birthday, anniversary, or “just because” here!

Making COTS a part of your estate plan ensures that we will always be here to serve our neighbors in need. Learn more about leaving a legacy or bequest to COTS here.

If you shop through Amazon, you can add COTS as your preferred non-profit through AmazonSmile. Find us by searching for "Committee on the Shelterless."

Buying a new car?  Getting rid of an old one?  We’ve teamed up with Donate For Charity so you can easily donate your vehicle.  They will arrange for your car to be picked up and handle all the issues associated with donating your car.  We certainly appreciate our donors considering this option to help support our cause.  You can either click on the Vehicle Donation Form link, or call Donate For Charity directly at (866) 392-4483.

Find out more about donating items or food to COTS by clicking here.

Please contact Jamieson Bunn, Director of Development, at jbunn@cots.org or 707-789-6380 with any additional questions about making a gift to COTS. Thank you so much for your support!

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