$   100   College application fee for one student

$   500  Required books for the semester for one student

​$1,500 Move-in cost for one family

Yearly Distribution

You can donate by mail or online.

  1. To mail a donation, make checks payable to Project Self-Sufficiency, 307 Placentia Ave., Suite 203, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  2. Make a secure credit card donation any time to Project Self-Sufficiency. Begin by clicking the Donate button below.
PSS is doing an awesome job with the funding we receive. I'm very honored to be a part of this program who helped me succeed and get a wonderful job that I am now in. 
Don't know where I would be if it had not been for PSS. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

​$   500  Childcare for a month for one child

$   800  Housing support for a month for one family

On average, PSS families have access to $50,000 in resources toward their education and living expenses ($10,000 in assistance per year over a five-year period). 

I am so grateful for the support and sincere concern for the wellbeing of both my daughter and myself. 

With community and civic support, the PSS Foundation is able to distribute $246,000 to clients each year:

Ask your employer about a donation matching program – Many companies offer matching programs that augment the charitable donations made by their employees, effectively doubling or tripling the impact of the initial contribution. Some companies allow their employees to nominate non-profit organizations for grants or other types of giving. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.

Corporations and Foundation Impact – If you represent a foundation or corporation, please contact us to discuss how we can meet your criteria and leverage your donation.

Give Items and Resources  ­–  Gift cards are always welcome. welcome. Popular stores include Target, Albertsons, Ralphs, Chevron, and Wal-Mart. Provide a professional service or skill that can be used by our clients or program administration. Or, volunteer at an event

Give During the Holidays ­– Adopt-a-family, toy drives, and card drives. Click here for more information.

Other Ways to Give

Poverty, insecure housing, and lack of education directly contribute to a revolving door of homelessness, drug addiction, and dependency on public benefits. Help break the cycle of generations of minimum wage, unskilled workers in your community. Every donation positively impacts the ability of a family to succeed in pursuing a sustainable future. Here is what your donation can fund:

Your contribution to our Project Self-Sufficiency is tax-deductible.

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$     60  Transportation assistance for one student