There are many ways you can contribute to the Chapter: Financially, or with your time, your vehicle or clothing donations. However you choose to donate, we thank you for your support.
Make a Financial Contribution
Support Southern California’s Paralyzed Veterans.
Your unrestricted or restricted donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America California Chapter (PVACC) provides opportunities for veterans every day to find success in life and to be reminded that the chair does not define who they are and what they are capable of doing. If you have a specific program or veteran you wish to support the donate link will allow you to do that as well.
Donate Your Time
Whether you are a member or not, if you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time to help make the chapter better, we greatly accept your generosity. Whatever your skill-set or passion is, we can probably put it to good use. Volunteering for something you enjoy doing makes volunteering even that much more rewarding and fun.
- Sports Programs
- Serving Patients Meals on Special Events
- Visiting with Patients*
- Administrative Details
- Various Chapter Committees
- Participate in various events, parades, expos.
- Simple advocacy…. Help spread the good word about what we are all about.
* Visiting with patients
One of our most popular and rewarding ways to volunteer is to simply visit with patients in the wards. Many may not have local family members in the area, and simply enjoy some good friendly company. There are additional requirements that you need to fulfill in order to be allowed access to visit with patients through the Hospitals “Voluntary Service” office, including a background check and a TB check. However, we can help you navigate the additional paperwork and process if this is something you would like to consider.
Once you decide you would like to donate some time to help improve lives of Veterans in Southern California, simply download Volunteer Application form and submit it back to the chapter.
We will get you an Volunteer ID number. If you want to work directly visiting with patients, we will guide you through the additional process with the VA’s Voluntary Service office. Then get you scheduled to volunteer on a weekly or monthly basis.
We simply ask that you track your hours and each month our Volunteer coordinator will request you to email in your hours report so we can submit all the fantastic hours submitted by each of you to our national office. It is pretty simply once you get the hang of it.
Donate your Vehicle
ATTENTION CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Anyone wishing to donate to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Wheels Helping Warriors program must contact Brad Coleman at 336-688-2279 to make donation.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is making it easier than ever to give back through Wheels Helping Warriors, a vehicle donation program that raises funds to help provide veterans access to free employment counseling, benefits assistance, advocacy, adaptive sports and recreation programs, and much more. Every vehicle has value. Regardless of the condition, your donated vehicle will sell at auction and proceeds will fund a lifetime of support for seriously injured veterans and their families. Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Wheels Helping Warriors vehicle donation program will gratefully accept the following vehicles:
It’s simple to give: Be sure you have vehicle title, fill out the online form below or call a Paralyzed Veterans Wheels Helping Warriors vehicle donation representative at 1-866-841-2023 to schedule a FREE pickup. The average pickup time is 24-48 hours from the time of your request. Even if your vehicle doesn’t run, we will accept your donation. You may even earn a tax break too!
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Wheels Helping Warriors program will gladly accept the following vehicles, regardless of the vehicle’s condition:
- Cars, SUVs, Motorcycles
- Boats, RVs/Campers
- Farm equipment, Horse trailers
- Trucks, Semi-tractors
Make your donation today! Your support helps disabled veterans with the benefits, medical services, jobs, research and rehabilitation they need to get on the road to recovery and live full and productive lives!
Donating is quick, easy and pickup is FREE. Simply complete and submit the contact form on this page, or contact us at 855-744-0782. Once the vehicle is donated/sold, you’ll receive a receipt and may be eligible for a tax deduction.
Donate your excess clothing or furniture
Through the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s G.I.V.E. (Goods Inspiring Veterans Everywhere) clothing donation program, service never goes out of style. Your generous donations of clothes, small appliances, and gently used household goods help improve the lives of severely injured veterans and strengthens the fabric of our community. Plus, your donations are tax deductible – a receipt will be issued upon pickup/drop off.
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California Residents: 559-403-6041