Make a Gift

Sunrise offers unique ways to invest in our work to truly make a difference for our unhoused neighbors. When you join us, you'll become part of the largest network of support bringing whole-person solutions to the whole-person trauma of homelessness. Make a one-time donation today or check out all the options below on how you can give!


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become a member

Sunrise is run by donors and powered 100% by donations! Join a group of dedicated and compassionate supporters who are making an impact in our community with sustainable monthly donations we can rely on. 


By becoming a member, you will not only be joining the largest network of support for our unhoused neighbors, but you will also have access to set-up and manage convenient payments that can be cancelled at anytime.


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ways to give

  • Become an annual sponsor with a donation of $5,000 or more and we will work with you to create a customized partnership plan with sponsor benefits that support our work to empower people experiencing homelessness. Email development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.


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  • Is your group or office looking for a way to give back? We offer year-round opportunites to partner through making a donation, sponsoring, hosting fundraisers or events, giving a percentage of sales, volunteering and more! By connecting your employees with our work, you're helping Sunrise grow the largest network of supportive homeless services for our unhoused neighbors. Email development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.


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  • Have an unwanted truck, car, RV, motorcycle or even a boat that you want to turn into services and programs for our unhoused neighbors? You can donate your old vehicle to Sunrise and we'll turn it into cash. Call the toll-free vehicle donation number to get started:



    1-855-500-7433



    How it works:

    1. Call us at 855-500-RIDE
    2. We will tow your vehicle at no cost to you
    3. Get a donation receipt and help our mission

    Questions about the vehicle donation process? Visit our partner page at Cars.org or email us at development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.

  • A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support causes you love like Sunrise! Donor-advised funds can easily be set up through a community foundation or your financial institution.


    When making a gift through your donor advised fund, you will need the information below:


    Organization Name: Sunrise Community Church DBA Sunrise Navigation Center


    Address: 4430 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745


    Tax ID: 31-1249618



    For more information about making a gift through your DAF please email development@sunriseaustin.org.

  • Sunrise accepts gently used items, food, and gift cards to empower people experiencing homelessness. In-kind donations can be dropped off at our Hub location Monday to Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please submit an In-Kind Donation Request for items not on the following list, large items like furniture, or speciality items like appliances. 


    In-Kind Donation Request Form


    Most need items include:

    • Gift Cards (HEB, Gas, Walmart, Target, etc)
    • Batteries (AA, AAA, etc)
    • Clothing and Shoes (All sizes and genders)
    • Undergarments (All sizes and genders)
    • Socks (All sizes and genders)
    • Hygiene Supplies (Travel sizes only)
    • Coffee, Sugar and Creamer (Bulk sizes)
    • Paper Goods (Plates, cups utensils, and napkins)
    • Towels (For showering)
    Additional items can be purchased hassle-free from our Amazon Wish List.

    During the holidays we have special needs for in-kind donations. To learn more about what items you can donate to Sunrise please email us at volunteer@sunriseaustin.org.
  • Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to Sunrise! Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. Email development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.

  • Double your donation by checking with your employer to see if their company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Sometimes making your gift through work is the easiest way to double your contribution to and help support our unhoused neighbors. For questions regarding submitting a matching gift, please email our donor services team at development@sunriseaustin.org.

  • Are you are looking to make a donation in honor of or in memory of a friend, loved one, or client? When you make a tribute donation, Sunrise will share the incredible work we are doing with the family of your choice. We will extend care and compassion from your generosity with a heart warming card and success story from our recently unhoused neighbors.


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  • Interested in hosting an event with your group or business to raise money to help support Sunrise's mission? If so, here are a few tips to get started!

    • Decide what kind of event you would like to have
    • Plan your event at least one month in advance
    • Email Sunrise at development@sunriseaustin.org if you'd like staff at your event
    • Promote your event to friends, family and on social media
    • Set up a personalized fundraising page through Sunrise to track your donations
    • During the event share what Sunrise does and why you are passionate about this work
    • Take photos and tag us in your social media posts
    • After the event collect all of the donations (cash, check, online, etc)
    • Set-up a time to visit Sunrise and present your donation
    Questions about getting started with your event? Email development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.
  • Host your own fundraiser online to celebrate a birthday, holiday or just because you're ready to invest in our work to empower people experiencing homelessness. You can set-up your fundraiser online through your Facebook or Sunrise has their own crowdfunding site to help you track your donations. Questions about getting started with your fundraiser? Email development@sunriseaustin.org for more information.



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  • If you're starting to plan for the future or are just updating your will, Sunrise can help you create the legacy you wish to leave to ensure our unhoused neighbors have services and programs to help them build on-ramps to acquire safe, supportive housing. You can include Sunrise in your will or living trust with a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.


    Our federal tax ID number is: 31-1249618


    If you have questions or would like suggested language to use when drafting your bequest please email us at at development@sunriseaustin.org.

  • Pro bono and donations of services provide critically important support to our limited staff and resources. Sunrise needs support with landscaping, accounting, fundraising, IT, marketing, communications, and more. Let us know if you have a service or on-going in-kind donation you would like to donate by emailing development@sunriseaustin.org for more information on how to get started.

  • Wear your passion for our work with your very own Sunrise swag! Visit our Bonfire shop to check out our awesome t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and more. Proceeds from every order empowers people experiencing homelessness so get something for you and the whole family.


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