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Ways to Give Every Gift Makes a Difference.

Mental Health America of Los Angeles is a registered 501c3. Your charitable contributions to us are tax deductible and will be used to support people living with mental health needs.

You can contribute in any number of ways — and we greatly appreciate each and every one of them.

Your Impact

$2,500

helps fund

vocational school for one member

$1,000

funds

a computer for education and job training

$250

funds

a security guard certificate, gear and uniform for one member 

$120

funds

basic hygiene and toiletry kits for nearly 100 members

More Ways to Support MHALA

In-Kind Gifts and Wish Lists

We are often in need of personal hygiene products, hats, underwear, socks, sleeping bags, towels, and sun screen. We need more water in the summer months and more winter clothes during colder months.

Members who are able to secure housing need small household and kitchen items, as well as bed linens and towels.

We have an ongoing wish list on Amazon to facilitate your shopping.

You can also support MHALA when you shop on Amazon. Simply sign in through AmazonSmile and make sure you choose "Mental Health America of Los Angeles" as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases each time you shop.

To donate material goods, please contact Molly Ann Woods at 562-285-1330 ext. 1055 or mwoods@mhala.org.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts can help double or even triple your gifts.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name in the link below. If your company appears in the search results, follow the link or instructions provided.

Planned Giving

You can help secure your legacy by making estate plan provisions to share lasting meaningful gift to individuals with mental health needs.

Planned gifts are a unique charitable tool that lets donors achieve their objectives using tax and financial planning methods that are typically made from assets in your estate.

The simplest and most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Others include annuities, charitable lead trusts, endowment funds, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets, real estate, and stocks and bonds.

Even a small gift can make a big impact! Your financial advisor can help you decide which type of planned gift is best for you.

Memorials and Tributes

Remembrance gifts go directly toward the services and programs we provide our members in L.A. County.

When you make a gift in memory of a loved one, you can provide an individual in your community with a life-changing opportunity to recover from their mental health challenges and become a healthy,

You may also choose to make a donation in celebration of someone’s birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. The gift of helping others can be the best gift of all.

Stock Gifts

Stock gifts can have significant tax advantages for the giver.

As you consider a gift of stock, let us know when and how we can expect to receive your donation. Standard stock transfer procedures do not often include information about the sender, so it can be hard to track who made the gift.

You may choose to give a gift of stock in one of two ways:

  1. Stock certificates can be mailed directly to MHALA. Contact Molly Ann Woods at mwoods@mhala.org for a copy of the forms needed to make a paper transfer.
  2. A broker can transfer stock directly to an MHALA account. MHALA’s broker is Natalie Perez at Gamble Jones Investment Counsel (626-795-7583). The DTC number is 0164, code 40.

MHALA will average the high and low prices of the stock on the date that we receive it. The gift will be valued at the average price in accordance with federal tax laws. Note that MHALA’s Tax ID number is 95-1881491.

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Molly Ann Woods, Chief Development and Communications Officer, at mwoods@mhala.org or 562-285-1330 ext. 1055.

Vehicle Donation

You can make a huge difference by donating your vehicle – whether it’s a car, truck, van, boat or RV. MHALA participates in a vehicle donation program that picks up your car the next day for free and completes the sale of your donated vehicle.

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