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Your Financial Gifts Make a Difference

Your dollars go directly to the people served by First Hand's programming. Through our community partners, we can often provide discounted products and services to the families we serve. Your donations make it possible for children to receive hearing aids ($2,700) or eye glasses ($120). For $450 up to $700, you can help a family a stay together during travel for a child’s treatment.

Donate Silent Auction Items

Annually, First Hand hosts an online silent auction in support of our Masquerade Ball. We would love to have you or your company donate experiences, high-dollar memorabilia or a novel basket of goods. Contributions will be seen by 1,200 event attendees and 12,000 online viewers. Contact us to learn more or if you have an item or experience you'd like to donate.

Host a Give Back Night

Many restaurants and businesses support local organizations by offering “give back” nights or hosting fundraisers. We’d love for you to consider First Hand as your organization of choice! Examples include Panera, Kendra Scott, Houlihan’s, and Chipotle. We hear that almost any restaurant will participate if you ask.

Donate Select In-Kind Items

Nearly all of our programs provide educational and comfort items to children and their families. Throughout the year, these programs accept in-kind donations to keep up with the demand. The items needed vary throughout the year. Please contact us at to find out what is currently on our wish list if you would like to donate or host a collection drive.