Alternative Giving

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Our Alternative Gift Catalog features examples of giving categories that complement key components of our comprehensive program. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible and are used where most needed at Safe Passage.


Family food bags


Hunger is one of the world's major problems and many people in our community are undernourished. $250 is equal to the cost of 1 month of food assistance for 15 families in need.


Nourishing meals


We strive to treat and help prevent malnourishment by serving 2 healthy meals and snacks to all students each day. $125 is equal to the cost of 1 year of meals and snacks for 1 Safe Passage student.


School supplies


Pencils, notebooks,  uniforms, shoes, backpacks—students need the proper tools to help them reach their educational goals. $50 is equal to the cost of 1 year of supplies for 1 Safe Passage student.


Workshops for moms


Mothers participate in Adult Literacy and Creamos programs to boost their education and employment opportunities. $25 is equal to the cost of 1 year of workshops for 2 Safe Passage/Creamos mothers.


Spanish library books


We can increase literacy rates among our students and parents by adding additional books to our library in a variety of genres. $10 is equal to the cost of adding 2 books to our collection.


Shoes (Zapatos)


Our students often lack a pair of decent shoes to keep their feet warm and dry at school and at home, too. $5 is equal to the cost of 1 pair of shoes for 1 Safe Passage student.