CCF Wildfire Relief Fund – For the month of November, we will be donating 10% of proceeds from all sales of our Salty Caramel Doughnut to The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund. The fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, including providing assistance to those who have been displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems; helping to rebuild homes; providing case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance; upgrading 2-1-1 phone and information system; assisting wildfire victims with follow-up medical care and supplies; providing respiratory equipment and information to people with lung disease; educating homeowners about green rebuilding; and providing disaster preparedness information.
GoFundMe Wildfire Relief for Distefano – A member of our Sidecar family brought this GoFundMe account for Matthew Distefano to us, as it was started to help a dear friend of his whose hometown burned to the ground. His in-laws lost everything, and he is now housing evacuees. All funds raised will be used to help him purchase necessities like bathroom items, clothes, food, and furniture, as well as go towards potential down payment for a trailer for his in-laws. The fund’s goal is $2000, but we would like to show our love and help to really blow the lid off this goal! Please consider making a donation to the fund today!
California Fire Foundation – Through their Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program, the California Fire Foundation provides emergency short-term financial assistance to fire and natural disaster victims in California year-round, including both firefighters and civilians. The organization has mobilized direct assistance to those who’ve suffered catastrophic losses in the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, and are (always!) in need of donations to help with this program and their ongoing efforts to provide victim assistance.
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation – This truly important foundation provides vital private funding for the LAFD where the county’s budget runs out. Their fundraising efforts help provide modern equipment & supplies, and training & outreach for local fire departments, as well as help support youth programs. The men and women of the LAFD are out there every day working tirelessly right now, so let’s help those who help us! Learn more about the organization and donate HERE now.
Ventura County Community Foundation – The Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire have destroyed dozens of homes and continue to spread. The Ventura County Community Foundation has set up the Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund to collect donations that will support the immediate needs of community nonprofit organizations serving those affected by these wildfires.
The Humane Society – Don’t forget about our four-legged friends! Literally thousands of animals have been displaced as a result of the Hill, Woolsey, and Camp Fires. The Humane Society of Ventura County as well as The Humane Society of Butte County are taking in dogs, cats, horses, pigs, llamas… you name it. The best way to help is with a monetary donation, but these organizations are also in need of things like kennels, blankets, food, etc. Head to their individual sites to learn more about what you can do to best assist in their efforts.
LA County Animal Care Foundation – Shelters throughout LA county are offering shelter for evacuated animals, and are asking for support in the form of donations, as well as adoptions and fostering. Adopting an animal or offering foster services will help make room for more displaced ones, so what a perfect time to finally add that new four-legged family member! Learn more, find adoptable pets, and donate to the LA County Animal Care Foundation NOW right HERE.
Baby2Baby – Baby2Baby provides low-income children, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. To do their part to help the California victims, the organization is working to get high-need items to children affected by the ongoing Camp Fire, Hill Fire & Woolsey Fire. Learn more and help them get essentials into the hands of families who have lost everything HERE.
GoFundMe – Countless GoFundMe campaigns have been initiated for those affected by the California wildfires. is not only fundraising to help victims in Malibu, but has also held donation drives for essential items. There are opportunities to help One Love Malibu , first responders and if it’s all too overwhelming for you and you don’t know where to start, GoFundMe also has the animals, educators & schools, Southern California victims, Northern California victims, – an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on providing fast, effective, and transparent help to those affected by natural and manmade disasters – which will be supporting numerous campaigns associated with the fires. Direct Impact Fund
The above is only a small selection of causes and organizations that are providing their support, but there are MANY, many more, including ones that are in need of volunteers – just head to good ol’ Google and start searchin’ for opportunities! Whatever you do… just help 🙂