Help support our Shelter this winter!

Heart and Home is currently open for our 2022-2023 shelter season! We rely on you, our neighbors, to help us provide housing and dignity for women in our community. Can you help us keep the love going this winter? Thank you! – Mary W. and the Heart and Home Board.

Other Ways to Donate:

Option 1. Venmo us @HHCollab

Option 2. Donate through Benevity workplace giving

Many local employers, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and HP will match employee donations to registered causes using the “workplace giving” platform Benevity. This is GREAT because it provides additional funds for our work. FYI the process of releasing funds through Benevity takes approximately 60 days. If you aren’t sure if your employer has a matching gift program, you can look them up via this website or your internal employee web site. While you’re at it, check if your employer will 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 where we collect mail on a regular basis. No one onsite at this address works for Heart and Home so please do not address your questions to any of the staff. If you have questions, please email us at

Option 4. Send us a gift card!

We are always looking for Starbucks giftcards and gas giftcards for the women. Both of these have a huge impact on shelter guests’ everyday lives. Being able to buy a drink at Starbucks can give women a warm place to stay inside for a day. Gas cards allow women to drive to work, to shelter, and fulfull any other transportation needs.

Gift cards can be sent to our mailing address (ab0ve) or dropped off during shelter hours.


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!

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.