Christmas Support

The Kroc Center will bring holiday joy to more than 2,000 needy children in our community this year. Toys donated at the Center, and through the Adopt-a-Family and Angel Tree programs, are used to fill the shelves of the Toy N Joy Workshop, where qualified low-income families are given a dignified opportunity to select gifts to make Christmas morning brighter.

Call 619.269.1428 to learn how you
can contribute to the holiday
cheer of a local family.



Help support
your community



Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Here are a few ways you can partner with The Kroc Center to shape, impact, and save lives in San Diego.

Donate Online

A secure, quick, and easy way to support your local community where the needs are the greatest.

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please send a check with your contact information to:


The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Attn: Development Dept.
6845 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

Be a hero.


Joan Kroc’s vision was to provide world-class programs to children, adults, and seniors in our service area, regardless of their financial circumstance. Money raised during the annual Heroes campaign affords community members the opportunity to participate in programs that encourage them to discover their talents, and promote creativity, wellness, and spiritual discovery.

It's easy to give.

These programs currently need the most support to ensure their success. Check below for even more ways to give back now and throughout the year. Any gift will make an impact in our community.

School Supply Drive

Send local kids back to school with pride. Along with The Salvation Army and generous community support, The Kroc Center stuffs brand new backpacks with pencils, paper, crayons and all the supplies needed for kids to feel great and be prepared for the first day of school.

Furniture, Clothing, Vehicle & Other Donations

All proceeds from The Salvation Army Family Stores are used to fund shelters, soup line and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. By shopping at or donating to a Salvation Army Family Store, you bring hope to shoe in need in our community.

For more information on non-financial donations call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or visit

Emergency Food Assistance

When times are tough, the Kroc Center serves as a resource for FRC clients who find themselves without money to put food on their tables. The Kroc Center provides emergency food assistance to an estimated 100 clients monthly. Food boxes are also given to 700 community members during the holiday season. The Kroc Center is always in need of the following food items: Peanut butter, canned meat (chicken, fish), canned vegetables and fruit, pasta, beans, boxed cereal, oatmeal, and boxed side dishes.

Additional Giving Opportunities

The Family Resource Center provides emergency assistance, services and referrals for families and individuals in need in this community.
Learn how you can leave a legacy gift for the Kroc Center>>

Personal Care Kits

The Kroc Center provides FRC clients with personal care kits to allow for their limited resources to be spent on critical needs. Travel-size shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and combs, are often included in the kits.  More than 400 personal care kits are distributed each month.

Supplies for New Mothers

To ensure babies get the best start in life and grow to be happy and healthy, the Kroc Center provides qualified FRC clients with formula, diapers, and wipes, when the resources are available.


HOURS: Mon–Fri, 8AM–Noon, 1–4:30PM
PHONE: 619.269.1428

TAX ID # 94-1156-347



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