Make a Gift In-kind Donation

Opportunity Exchange

In-kind donations are often a win-win for companies and the nonprofit community. United Way of San Luis Obispo County helps companies, nonprofits and community groups through our Opportunity Exchange. Items available from local businesses are offered to local nonprofit organizations. If you would like to donate, please email If possible, please include a picture of the item(s) you are donating, along with any details or information a potential donor may ask for (condition, size, etc.)

Donate A Car

You can make a contribution to United Way of San Luis Obispo County by donating a vehicle.  All you have to do is complete the online form below, visit, or call (805) 305-1728 -- they will take care of the rest! Their mission is to serve SLO County residents by raising funds for New Life K9s, a local 501(c)3, that provides service dogs to veterans at no cost. Mission Cars will determine the value of your vehicle, and do all the work of cleaning, advertising, showing, and selling it. After it sells, they will send you a receipt for your taxes, and United Way will receive a check for half of the net proceeds. The other half goes to New Life K9s. This is a practical way to help people purchase an affordable used vehicle, while also making a donation to two great nonprofits!