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Donate to DBSA San Diego

DBSA San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and, as such, welcomes charitable donations from the public. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

If you'd like to donate online, simply click the DONATE NOW button below (that is also found in the upper right corner of every page) and follow the instructions in the new page that appears. You can pay with your credit card or using PayPal.
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If you'd prefer to write a check, please write it in any amount to the order of DBSA San Diego and include your postal address so that we may send you a receipt in the mail. Bring the check to group or mail it to
DBSA San Diego
P. O. Box 12774
La Jolla, California 92039-2774
before the end of 2013 if you want it to qualify for a deduction on your 2013 income taxes. The Tax ID number (EIN) for DBSA San Diego is 90-0247691.


Different Voices spacer For a donation of $7 or more (shipping included), you can receive a copy of Jay Mower's Different Voices book of poetry. Make your payment here (click the DONATE NOW button above) and enter your shipping address into this form, so we know where to send the book.

Alternatively, you can order from our marketplace, either online at https://squareup.com/market/dbsa-san-diego/ or in person from a DBSA San Diego officer, who can accept your cash, check, or a credit card in payment for the book.



The Misunderstood Epidemic spacer For a donation of $17 or more (shipping included), you can receive a DVD of Susan Polis Schutz's The Misunderstood Epidemic documentary on depression. Make your payment here (click the DONATE NOW button above) and enter your shipping address into this form, so we know where to send the DVD.

Alternatively, you can order from our marketplace, either online at https://squareup.com/market/dbsa-san-diego/ or in person from a DBSA San Diego officer, who can accept your cash, check, or a credit card in payment for the DVD.


In 2012, donations and grants to DBSA San Diego paid for:

  • Community Outreach: registration fees and cost of resources for booths at NAMI, Out of the Darkness and Save a Life San Diego walks; Grossmont and Cuyamaca College Health Fairs; PERT Academies (training for San Diego police officers); Meeting of the Minds; San Diego Psychological Association conference; company health fairs; outreach to local mental health organizations and treatment facilities

  • Printing: resources for outreach events; announcements and directories for support groups, the lecture series and board meetings (ink, paper, copy services, cutting/folding when needed)

  • Library: books, DVDs, and CDs to lend to members; organizational supplies

  • Social Events: food for five summer potluck picnics and a holiday potluck party; annual spring and fall group socials at Hometown Buffet; sponsored tickets for a group outing to a Padres baseball game

  • Organizational Costs: annual re-affiliation fees to DBSA national; Web hosting and Internet domain name registration fees; post office box rental fee; cell phone monthly fees; grants to sponsor new DBSA chapters in the area

  • Supplies: tissues, pens, white paper, plastic name badge holders with inserts, stick-on name tags, blank business cards, and Play-Doh (in-group coping/distraction tool for anxiety)
If there is a particular purpose for which you would like your donation to be spent, we will be happy to honor your request.

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