Give Help

Our service model works through the generosity of our friends and partners who understand the importance of social justice.

Our services are free to the majority of our clients because of the support we receive from charitable foundations, government contracts, gifts from law firms and corporations, and contributions from individual community members.

Together, we work to elevate the condition of the most vulnerable members of our community, and advocate for lasting change that supports and benefits everyone. Please join us!

The financial support that we receive from a wide range of individual and institutional partners has enabled us to grow and increase the breadth and depth of the services we provide to our community. You can be confident that as a result of your contribution, a community member will receive life changing legal services.

  • Your $100 donation can help a family get their water turned back on.
  • Your $250 donation can help a brother & sister gain legal status & go to college.
  • Your $500 donation can help an elderly couple that has fallen behind on their mortgage keep their home by getting a loan modification.

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How to Donate

By Donating Online: To donate with a debit or credit card, please click here.

By Shopping with Amazon Smile: To give us a percentage of your Amazon.com purchases automatically, please click here.

By Mail: Please send a check, or money order payable to: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

By Phone: Call (650) 326-6440. For planned giving information, please call our office on work days, 9:00am-5:00 pm.

Your donation is tax-deductible.

Sponsoring CLSEPA’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser – 2017 Gala Sponsorship Materials for CLSEPA’s 15th Anniversary!

Please contact Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org or call (650) 391-0344.

Workplace Giving Campaigns
Does your employer participate in workplace giving campaigns through United Way or Local Independent Charities of America? If so, you can designate CLSEPA as a recipient.

If you would like to organize a workplace giving campaign involving CLSEPA, we would be happy to assist you in planning an event and providing guest speakers. Please get in touch with Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org or call (650) 391-0344 for details.

Please contact Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org or call (650) 391-0344 for details.
We welcome in-kind donations of live auction items for our annual fundraiser and ongoing operations.

Please contact Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org or call (650) 391-0344 for details.

Many employers offer matching gift programs that double or even triple charitable donations made by their employees, and in some cases, match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. Employers may also match volunteer hours with corporate donations.

To find out if your company will match gifts to CLSEPA, please check directly with your company’s HR department. They will provide a form that you can mail or email to CLSEPA for us to complete and return.

You can mail your company’s completed matching gift form to:

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
1861 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Or send via email to Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org.

Estate and planned gifts, including wills, trusts, retirement plans, and insurance policies, are a great way to ensure that CLSEPA will have resources to continue working on the issues you care about for years to come.

Be sure to consult an attorney or financial services expert when preparing legal documents for a legacy gift. Our full legal name is Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc. and our Tax Identification Number is 22-3866910.

Sample Bequest Language
Below are examples of language you can use for different types of bequests to be included in your will or trust.

Percentage of your estate
“I give ____% of my estate to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc., located in East Palo Alto, California, tax identification number 22-3866910, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Fixed amount of money
“I give $____ to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc., located in East Palo Alto, California, tax identification number 22-3866910, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Real estate or other property
“I give [description of the property, including exact location] to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc., located in East Palo Alto, California, tax identification number 22-3866910, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

Residual bequest
“I give the residue of my estate to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Inc., located in East Palo Alto, California, tax identification number 22-3866910, for its general charitable uses and purposes.”

If you are interested in making a planned gift to CLSEPA and would like more information, please contact Rebecca Pinger, Development Director, at rebecca@clspea.org or call (650) 391-0344.