COVID-19 How You Can Help

Unity Care’s response to COVID-19

With little or no family support, foster youth count on us as their primary safety net.

We are working overtime to keep foster youth safely housed and healthy by continuously adapting the operations of our shared homes: increasing staffing and training, providing more food and basic necessities, and buying critical preventative and quarantine supplies such as disinfectants, hand sanitizers, thermometers, masks, gloves, laundry, and over-the-counter medicines.

We are also helping our youth and emerging young adults pay for essentials like rent, phones and medicine; since approximately 90% of Unity Care youth work in minimum-wage retail and services industry jobs that have been shuttered, leaving families without jobs and income. And we are striving to serve the acute needs of homeless youth placed into our transitional housing program. We urgently need your help!

Cash Contributions

Your donation helps us keep transitional age foster youth and families safely housed.
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Here’s what your gift means to our youth and families:

  • $1,000 provides funds for rent, food and expenses for two youth for one month.
  • $500 provides fund for rent, food and expenses for one youth for one month.
  • We appreciate your gift of any amount.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

Matching Gifts

Many companies and corporate foundations match their employee’s gifts to nonprofit organizations like Unity Care. If your company has a matching gift program, please request a matching gift for your cash donation or volunteer hours.

Gift Cards

Many times, youth come to Unity Care abruptly and without clothes or shoes. Gift cards in any amount from local stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, and Safeway are a welcome way to meet the diverse needs of our youth and families.

Please mail gift cards to:
Unity Care Development Department
1400 Parkmoor Ave. Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126.

In-Kind Donations

Unity Care is in urgent need of essential items such as bedding, toiletries and electronics:

  • Bedding and Toiletries – Twin/XL size bed in a bag set, towel set, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & sponges, body lotion, deodorant, tooth brushes, and toothpaste.
  • New Teen Bikes – Mountain bikes or cruisers with helmet and bike lock
  • Household Items – Dishware sets, cutlery, small kitchen appliances
  • Electronics – New or gently used laptops (PCs or Macs), tvs, etc.

Shop on Unity Care’s Amazon Charity page.
Purchase essential items like bedding and toiletries for foster youth in need! When you shop on Amazon Smile choose and choose Unity Care as your charity of choice, a percentage of your purchases will be donated back to Unity Care.

Add Unity Care As Your Charity

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Once you complete your purchase online, forward a copy of your receipt to development@unitycare.org. We will keep an eye out for the delivery and send you a donation receipt. If you have questions, contact the Development Department at (408) 971-9822.

Furniture Donations

We accept new/gently used furniture and appliances. Send a photo of your potential donation to development@unitycare.org and we will confirm if it will be used. We will respond within 48 hours and schedule a pick-up in the coming days and weeks.
*We do not accept upholstered furniture from pet-friendly homes due to allergens.

Here’s our current list of items needed:

San Francisco/San Mateo Houses/Apartments
• 2 dressers
• 50’ Flat Screen TV
• Elliptical Machine
• Stationary bike
• Hand Weights
• Yoga Mats

San Jose Apartments
Unit #1: 
• Small sofa set (5 feet in length)
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• TV stand
• Small coffee table
• 1 floor lamp
• 2 dressers
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #3: males
• Small Sofa set (5 feet in length)
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #5: females
• 2 dressers
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #6: males
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• TV stand
• 1 floor lamp
• 1 dresser
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #11: females
• Sofa set (6 feet in length)
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• TV stand
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #13: males
• Sofa set (6 feet in length)
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• TV stand
• 1 floor lamp
• 2 dressers
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

Unit #14: males
• Sofa set (6 feet in length)
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• TV stand
• 1 floor lamp
• 2 dressers
• Positive/motivational framed artwork

San Jose Homes:
• 50 inch flat screen TV
• 2 dressers
• portable basketball hoop with backboard
• positive/motivational framed artwork

Roseville/Rocklin/Sacramento Homes:
• 2 – 50 inch TVs
• 2 sets of patio furniture
• small computer desk
• desk chairs
• weights and bench set
• punching bag
• portable basketball hoop
• white boards
• 3 BBQ grills
• positive/motivational framed artwork

Roseville/Rocklin Apartments:
• 4 small kitchen table set for 2-3 people
• 4 small sofa sets (5 feet in length)
• 4 small coffee tables
• 4 dressers
• positive/motivational framed artwork

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