How to HelpSponsor a Welcoming

One way we can increase the number of people we help is for organizations/groups to sponsor the furnishing of a family's apartment

Opportunities are available for businesses, civic groups, schools, religious organizations or groups of friends to fully sponsor one home’s furnishing. This can be done with or without the hands-on participation of the sponsoring entity. Attribution will be given to the sponsoring organization/group on Welcoming Home’s website and in external communications.

General Requirements/Benefits


  • $5,000

    Furnishes a home
    with one to three residents

  • $7,500

    Furnishes a home
    with four to six residents


Donor group receives attribution (if they wish) for sponsoring the Welcoming on
all our communications:

  • Next Door

    Marin and Sonoma County

  • Email Newsletters

    email distribution list of 500+ (Sonoma) 1,400+ (Marin)

  • Welcoming Home Website

    Added to Sponsors Page with link


Donor group members can participate in one or more aspects of the Welcoming
itself (none are required, though):

  • Attending the initial meeting with the family in their apartment and participating in making a list of needs (up to 2 people)

  • Dropping off the Starter Kit (up to 2 people): new sheets & towels, set of plates & silverware, basic pots & pans, folding table and chairs; etc.

  • Sending out the list of needs for sponsored family to their friends/network

  • “Welcoming” Day Morning: checking in/packing up donations (up to 3 people) and/or Afternoon: setting up the apartment under the guidance of one of our senior volunteers (up to 3 people).


Welcoming Home will assign two senior-level volunteer team leads to manage all aspects of the Welcoming, including ensuring that all needed items are secured by Welcoming Day.


For questions or more information, contact or use the contact form below, or call 415-482-8888.
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Many thanks to Our Sponsors

 “Anonynous” (three years running)

“On behalf of our agency, we would like to thank you for the wonderful work your group did this past Saturday. I was just at Maraea’s home; she was extremely grateful for all the transformations in her apartment! The boys showed me their rooms and their bikes with a lot of joy. They said that they had seen these things happen on TV, but they never imagined that they were going to be part of something like this themselves.” 
Isaura R., Case Manager, North Marin Community Services