We welcome donations large and small. Our donor community is very diverse and we invite you to join us in this work of solidarity and compassion!

Our federal tax ID number is 77-0081240.

If you wish to mail a check, our mailing address is Dorothy's Place, PO Box 2027, Salinas, CA 93902-2027. Thank you!



Donate online using a credit card or PayPal account (on this website, you will be able to specify an amount. If you would like to designate your gift, you may enter "special instructions to the seller" and we will receive your note. Here is an example of a donation by a donor named Sean.) 

We are now registered with AmazonSmile! 

We have an idea that's just genius - a way YOU can help our neighbors that are poor and homeless by supporting Dorothy's Place.  And it won't cost you anything at all!


We've just registered with AmazonSmile!  Just in time for your holiday shopping! Every time you order goods through, Dorothy's Place will receive a donation from Amazon of .5% of your purchase!  You pay the exactly the same as you would for anything from Amazon - the donation comes from Amazon itself.


All you need to do is go to, and select us as your organization of choice.  You can either search for Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra or just type in our federal tax ID #, which is 77-0081240. 


Please use this ingenious way to help when you shop online!  Thank you! More details below.



What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.




Donations will be used where they are needed most unless a specific project is specified (Dorothy's Kitchen, Day Room, Women Alive! Emergency Shelter, House of Peace, etc. See Our Work for more ideas.). THANK YOU for your generosity!


If you have questions, or to make special donation arrangements, including giving over time, commemorative gifts, and planned giving, please contact our Development Director, Jill Allen, at (831) 578-4198 or email jill.allen @