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 more than 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.

Donor-Advised Funds

A gift to Walden from your donor-advised fund (DAF) will ensure that foster children, youth, and families in need will continue to get the services we provide—a gift that will keep yielding benefits for years to come. You can make a donation by visiting your account provider or by clicking the DAF Direct widget in the sidebar.

A Gift of Stock

A direct contribution of stocks or securities can yield a greater tax advantage than a donation of the proceeds after liquidation. By allowing you to take the deduction of the full value of the stock as well as avoiding capital gains tax, stock transfers not only make financial sense but also maximize the impact of your gift. Talk with your financial or tax advisor about tax-saving strategies that may apply to you and about your donation of stock to Walden Family Services today.

Fulfill a Wish

Due to the pandemic and public health and safety concerns, we are not accepting in-kind donations this year. Please consider making a cash donation instead.

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 [email protected]

Donor-Advised Funds

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to:
Walden Family Services

Mailing address:
Walden Environment DBA

Walden Family Services
P.O. Box 741667
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1667

Contact Information

Kathryn Stephens
Director of Philanthropy
(619) 727-5897
[email protected]

Teresa Stivers
(619) 727-5881
[email protected]

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