Money donated is tax-deductible. Since ASN is a non-profit (501 (c) 3) agency, your donated dollars can benefit you at tax time.
Your donation can be made in memory of a loved one, in honor of a special occasion, or toward a specific program such as our Client Retreat Program or our Steve Weiss AIDS Living Memorial Grove.
Checks can be mailed directly to:
Access Support Network
P.O. Box 12158
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
OR, you can donate online:
Other Ways to Donate Financially
Most of the volunteer work in this area revolves around the office. We use volunteers as office receptionists to assist us with projects, such as computer data entry, bulk mailings, general office organization, food requests, food pantry organization, and other related tasks.
Direct Client Services:
Volunteers assist clients in several ways. We can supply help with housekeeping, gardening, meal preparation, moving assistance, and transportation. We also provide clients with a "buddy," someone who is available to talk on the phone, visit, share a meal or a cup of coffee, and generally be there to support the client.
This category covers volunteer involvement in special events such as walk-a-thons, Food Pantry Drives, and other community events. We also have a panel of speakers who go into the community to give first-hand accounts and presentations.
Those who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, or landscaping may be interested in participating in our Grove Workdays. A team of volunteers meets at the Grove (located off Highway 1, in El Chorro Regional Park), performing duties including weeding, watering, digging, planting, mulching, trimming, etc. Grove Workdays are to be announced; don't hesitate to contact ASN for more information.
We have many volunteers with areas of expertise, such as massage therapy or legal assistance.
If you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, don't hesitate to contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 805-781-3660.
Other Types of Donations
Donating a Car
Do you have a car you would like to donate and get a tax deduction? If so, contact Cars 4 Causes and name the AIDS Support Network as the beneficiary.
ASN's Food Pantry is always in need of the basics. If you'd like to donate some food directly, we have a list of suggestions for you.
One of the most important ways our community supports the agency is through the gift of time. ASN's Volunteer Program allows people to assist clients and staff directly. Please call Derek Cummings, ASN's Volunteer Coordinator, at 781-3660 if interested.
You Can Help, Donate!
The Access Support Network raises a part of our operating budget through donations. The support of individuals and businesses is vital to our continuing ability to provide comprehensive services to our growing number of clients.
All Money Donated to the ASN stays in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, helping residents of these counties in their struggle with HIV disease, AIDS, & Hep-C.
OR, you can donate to ASN's Endowment Fund, donate appreciated stocks, etc. If you are interested in this program, don't hesitate to contact David Kilburn, ASN's Executive Director, at 781-3660.