In addition to online donations and planned gifts, you can support foster children and youth in building positive relationships with family and community through a variety of activities.

Attend Wine D’Vine

Celebrate 40 years of helping children and youth in foster care thrive by attending Wine D’Vine, our signature fundraiser pairing fine wine with culinary creations from San Diego’s finest restaurants.

Fulfill a Wish

When you purchase items from the Wish List, you provide emergency clothing to kids who enter care in the middle of the night, allow foster families to update their homes to meet safety standards, and create comfortable homes for foster youth in our transitional housing program/foster care program.

Furnish an Apartment

Furnish and decorate a move-in ready apartment to ease a young person’s transition from foster to independent living in the community. Our transitional housing plus foster care program provides safe and affordable housing for youth ages 18–21 who are working or continuing their education. Call (800) 354-2184 to speak with a social worker in your area and review the Wish List for a complete list of furniture and household supplies.


Kick off your holiday and year-end giving on #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. Like Walden Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and encourage your family and friends to give.

Host a Fundraiser or Gift Drive

Build community support for what we can do together to help foster children and youth and their families by hosting a fundraiser or gift drive at your school, church, or company. For more information, contact Teresa Stivers at (619) 727-5881 or send email to

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Our volunteers find fulfillment and strengthen Walden by generously donating their time and talents. Find a volunteer opportunity that matches your interests and availability.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to:
Walden Family Services

Mailing address:
Walden Family Services
Attn: Development
8525 Gibbs Drive,  Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

Kathryn Stephens
Director of Philanthropy
(619) 727-5897

Teresa Stivers
(619) 727-5881