Help support our winter shelter!


We rely on you, our neighbors, to help us provide housing and dignity for women in our community. Your donation will help Heart and Home Collaborative operate our winter shelter for women experiencing homelessness in and around Palo Alto, California. We operate annually during the cold months from November through April. As a community-run and funded organization, we rely on contributions like yours to keep our programs running. We are so grateful to have you as part of our support crew! – Mary W. and the Heart and Home Board.

Heart and Home Collaborative is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our federal EIN is 46-2219062. Donations may be used at our discretion, for any purpose consistent with our mission.

Other ways to donate:

Option 1

Venmo us @HHCollab

Your gift will be accessible to us immediately!

Option 2

Donate through Benevity workplace giving

Many local employers (e.g – Apple, Google, Microsoft, HP) will match employee donations using the “workplace giving” platform Benevity. Employer matching can often double the value of your contribution to our program. Check this list of employer matching programs or your internal employee web site to see if Heart and Home is elligible for a match. Some employers will even contribute to match your volunteer hours!

Option 3

Send us a check

Our mailing address is:

Heart and Home Collaborative
1611 Stanford Ave.
Palo Alto CA, 94306

Note that this is our *mailing* address only. Please do not address Heart and Home questions to the church or daycare staff. Email us your questions at

Option 4

Donate a gift card

We are always looking for Peet’s and Starbucks gift cards and local gas station gift cards. Being able to buy a drink at Starbucks can give shelter particpants a warm place to stay inside for a day. Gas cards greatly support our participants with cars as they commute to work, appointments and shelter.

Gift cards can be sent to our mailing address (ab0ve) or email us at to coordinate a drop off.

Option 5

Donate needed supplies

In-kind donations of needed shelter supplies and personal needs for shelter participants can be coordinated through our Donations Manager – Because we are a very small shelter with limited storage space, we can only accept donations of the types and amount of supplies we can use within the current shelter season. For information about current needs and donation drop off location, please read our In-Kind Donations Needs