Types of Giving

For 30 years, Our Friends Place has relied on the support of donors like you to help provide resources for young women suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.  With your donation, OFP can empower young women to:

  • Leave a high-risk environment and be welcomed into our safe, support home

  • Learn skills necessary to become successfully independent

  • Attend classes and graduate with their high school degree, bachelor’s degree, or higher to increase employability

  • Transition into a future of stable housing, career advancement, and an economically self-sufficient lifestyle

Your gift will make a direct and critical impact in the lives of young women building a better future. On behalf of the young women who call Our Friends Place home – thank you.

As you review your financial plans, OFP staff is available to answer any questions you may have.  Please email development@ourfriendsplace.org or call 214-520-6268 to talk confidentially about your charitable donation.

Immediate Gifts

Donate now via credit card or virtual check to make an immediate impact to our mission.

Transfer stock

Many individuals consider donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds as a way to give to OFP and gain considerable tax benefit.  You may sell your asset and donate the appreciation, or transfer the asset directly to OFP.  We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to determine the best option for you.   

Mail your donation

Our Friends Place

6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 620

Dallas, TX 75206

Honorary and memorial gifts

Many people like to give to Our Friends Place in honor or in memory of someone dear.  We will notify the person of your choosing about this thoughtful gift, although we do not disclose the amount.

Monthly Gifts

Many donors like to make monthly gifts because it turns a small gift into a large contribution over time and because they want to provide reliable income for OFP year-round.  You can set up your recurring gift schedule online, or you can call 214-520-6268 or email development@ourfriendsplace.org to have us help you create your personalized gift schedule.

Matching Programs

Many companies have programs to match the donations you make to eligible nonprofits like OFP.  Some employers may also match volunteer hours with a contribution.  Please contact your company’s HR department to learn how you can double your contribution to OFP.

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts allow you to extend your support to Our Friends Place beyond your lifetime with a living legacy.  Planned gifts can be made through bequests, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuity, assets and more.  We recognize this can be a sensitive topic and we would be honored to talk with you about the process in confidence.  Should you dedicate a gift to Our Friends Place, please call 214-520-6268 or email development@ourfriendsplace.org so we may honor your support.

2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night Sponsorships

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Join us in empowering young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness by supporting our 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on April 27, 2019.  Our signature event brings together over 600 friends for dinner, dancing, casino games, live and silent auctions, and the prestigious 15th Annual Ebby Awards presentation.

This event is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts and we are very grateful to our sponsors who make the evening possible.  Over the past 5 years, this event has raised over $2,000,000 to help young women in need.

2019 Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities range from $500 to $50,000.  Please see the 2019 Sponsor Packet for benefits details and contact information.

  • Gala, Auction & Casino Night program printing deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. For program advertising spec information, please click here.

Questions?  Email Caitlin Doepfner or call 214.520.6268 to ask about the 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, auction donations, or for more information about Our Friends Place.

2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night Sponsors

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Client Needs Wish List

As an organization dedicated to creating lasting change for young women, Our Friends Place relies on generous donations of goods and services to help achieve meaningful results. Not all contributions are monetary. In-kind gifts are invaluable to keeping our costs down. Whether it involves donating personal care items, gift cards or special wish list items for the houses, each item helps change a life. 

The following list includes the most needed items. Click here for our In-kind Donation Form. 

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Personal Essentials

• Ethnic hair and skin care products (Motions, Dr. Miracle, Shea Moisture - regular size bottles preferred)
• Toothpaste/toothbrushes
• Feminine hygiene products (pads)

• Degree deodorant

• Body wash (regular size bottles)

• Toilet paper

gift cards

• Wal-Mart
• Target
• Amazon
• Visa/MasterCard

special requests

• Umbrellas

Home sweet home

• Twin bed sheets in bright colors
• Twin bed blankets
• Waterproof twin bed mattress covers
• Pillows
• Bath towel sets (2 each bath, hand, washcloth)

• Laundry pods

• Paper towels

looking ahead

• Bus passes
• 16 GB Jump drives
• Single-serve cans of food, pudding, applesauce, peanut butter, and snack food items for SOAR clients



Shopping Reward Programs



Link Kroger Plus cards to OFP's Non-Profit Organization #TP265 and a percentage of grocery sales will be donated quarterly through their Community Rewards Program. NPO numbers may be updated annually either online or at local Kroger stores.



Select Our Friends Place as your preferred charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Shopping on Amazon is no different through this program - same vast selection, same low prices, same customer service. Shop at smile.amazon.com today, select Our Friends Place as the designated charity and give the gift that gives twice!



Link Tom Thumb Reward cards to OFP's Good Neighbor number 2759 and OFP receives 1% of total grocery purchases (exclusions apply).

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One in four young women in Dallas is living in poverty—on the verge of homelessness. Each summer, Our Friends Place sees a higher demand for homeless youth services. When you donate to Our Friends Place, you give a young woman a stable place to thrive, not just survive.

Your gift to Our Friends Place supports residential programs for homeless young women and homeless prevention programs for Dallas youth. Thank you!


Meet Brandy and Kira.

Brandy and Kira both found Our Friends Place this summer.

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Kira came to Our Friends Place after aging out of Child Protective Services (CPS).  When she turned 18, she tried living with an “aunt.”  But, Kira says, “my aunt’s house made Section 8 look like a mansion. I was sharing a room with bugs.  I am happy I found Our Friends Place.  I can bond with people like me—people with the same traumatic experiences I had.  I know Our Friends Place wants you to succeed and they will motivate me.”  Kira’s goal for this summer: to work on her health, get fit, and earn her high school diploma.

Brandy also experienced foster care before Our Friends Place. Brandy says she has “never been in one place for more than a year. I am happy to be living in one place and maybe make friends to have even after we leave Our Friends Place. I only moved in a few weeks ago, but I opened my first bank account and just got a job interview at Starbucks.”  This summer at Our Friends Place, Brandy is looking forward to learning communication skills, budgeting skills, and saving up for a car. 

Many young women have nowhere to go but Our Friends Place.

Your donation will help a young woman work on building her own future, one step at a time. Consider a gift to help Our Friends Place provide stability and security to young women this summer.

$30 helps a young woman buy toiletries for a month

$50 helps a young woman buy her work uniform

$75 helps a young woman buy groceries for a month

$100 supplies a professional interview outfit for a young woman

$250 helps a young woman get to school and work with a monthly bus pass

Follow your impact.

Our Friends Place will be sharing the latest updates this summer on social media.