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Your support changes lives, today and for generations to come.

“We have to ensure that this generation of babies, young children, and young families come out of this time of pandemic healthy and resilient – that we don’t have a damaged generation. Secure Beginnings is the lifeline for that. Investing in young families right now is investing in our future in a completely direct way. That’s why we give.”
– Caryn Bosson, Donor

We serve families regardless of their ability to pay. Your gift directly impacts families through our portfolio of programs that nurture secure attachment. Our Free Diaper Bank has experienced unprecedented growth and now serves 200 children per bank.

Donate by check

Please send mail to:
Secure Beginnings
P.O. Box 285
Ojai, CA 93024

Employee matching

Double your impact: Many employers have charitable matching programs. Ask your employer to provide matching funds to bring even more vital support to families. Secure Beginnings is a 501(c)(3)   ID# 77-0544181

Monthly donations make a big impact, are easier on your wallet, and can be automated, making it easier for you to give. Monthly donations give us the ability to remain focused on fulfilling our mission, knowing there is predictable income for programs and projects that support families.

Honor someone special by donating to Secure Beginnings in their name.

Join the Nan Tolbert Donor Circle

Secure Beginnings is committed to forwarding the vision of our founder Nan Tolbert. Donors gifting $1,000 or more become part of the Nan Tolbert Donor Circle. Learn more about Nan.

Pledge Ongoing Support

Pledge your support for the families we serve. Pledges show that we can count on your help to continue our good work with families.

A pledge shares your intent for longer-term support of families by completing this pledge form. You may indicate your plan for an annual pledge or multi-year pledge, given once or in several installments.

Planned Giving / Estate Planning

A planned gift can leave a powerful legacy, while also working to support your financial goals. Your gift to Secure Beginnings will impact families and generations to come. If you are planning or are interested in including Secure Beginnings in your estate or through a charitable remainder trust, annuity, or other planned giving vehicle, please contact: Renee Mandala, Executive Director, at 805-646-7559 x110 or [email protected].

Sample bequest language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath [percentage / amount / description] to Secure Beginnings, a nonprofit corporation, located at PO Box 285, Ojai, CA, 93024, Tax Identification Number 77-0544181.”

Join in our Fundraising

People of all ages and walks of life can make a difference in the lives of families.  Some ways others have helped include:

Donate a percentage of concert or event proceeds
Host a Facebook fundraiser (birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day!)
Challenge others to match your donation
Donate a percentage of business proceeds for a period of time
Host a fundraiser: a lemonade stand, a Zoom online fundraiser, or your creative idea

Become a Community Partner

By partnering with community service organizations, community groups, schools, corporations, local businesses, and social service groups, we support families and share resources. Join us!