Ways to Give

Brick By Brick- Alternative Gift Giving, Fundraising Ideas


Monetary Gift: How Much to Give?


How much does building a pathway out of homelessness cost?


UO’s Transitional Housing Program provides safe shelter, warm food, kids attend school, they learn tools that teach self sufficiency, budgeting lessons, case management, job search skills and tools, connection to county resources, connection to medical resources and other individualized needs as necessary.


  • One person costs $30 a day
  • A family of four costs $120 a day
  • A family of four costs $840 a week



The Motel Voucher Program is the only program in El Dorado County that provides emergency housing with case management.


  • One Motel Voucher costs $55 for an individual or family a day
  • A week of Motel Voucher costs $385
  • A month of Motel Voucher costs $1650



Sustaining Support

With your on-going monthly support, you provide a steady source of sustenance for programs that are essential to helping end homelessness in El Dorado County. Keeping the heat and lights on at Grace Place at Perks Court [link to info & photos] and Grace Place in Pollock Pines [link] is an on-going and necessary expense. Sustaining support helps budget for those things. Thank you! Contact us when you'd like to change or cancel your monthly gift. Together we build a pathway out of homelessness brick by brick.

$10 month – Mortar

$42 month – Bricklayer

$83 month –Masonry


Planned Giving

You can help United Outreach through bequests and other planned gifts and thereby ensure that your belief in our collective cause will be a legacy into the future. For more information on planned giving, please contact us. Together we build the future brick by brick.


Bequest: Naming UO in your will or Trust as a beneficiary helps your care for the poor and struggling among us to survive into the future.


Life Insurance: Naming UO as a beneficiary to an existing insurance policy or creating a new policy can ensure that your legacy includes care and support for those at risk in our community.


Estate Planning: Let us talk with you and your financial planner about ways that naming UO as a beneficiary to assets in your portfolio can help you protect parts of your estate and your heirs from both income tax and federal estate taxes.


In-Kind Donations

Non-cash donations help support the work in many ways. Household goods and furniture in good condition helps United Outreach provide material assistance to people as they prepare to make their way back from homelessness.   Keep in mind that we cannot accept things that are fragile, unsafe, or damaged. To make a donation of personal and household items see our wish list. We appreciate your support! Together we build a pathway out of homelessness brick by brick.


Time and Talent

If you have a professional service to donate or time and talent to share, we have many needs and value your help in providing housing and support services to homeless families through our volunteer program. Together we build a pathway out of homelessness brick by brick.