Family Rescue Center changes lives. Your monetary donations, volunteering, and donations of goods and services make our programs possible.

Family Rescue Center's total annual cash operating budget is about $142,000, with two paid part-time employees. We depend highly on volunteers. We dream of expanding services that promote academic achievement and assimilation into the workforce. If you feel led to help us in this worthy cause, please send a check to:
Family Rescue Center
22103 Vanowen St.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
You can also donate online. Donations large and small are greatly appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible.


Making a Gift of Appreciated Securities/Stock to Family Rescue Center (FRC) such as stocks or other appreciated assets can be a great tax-efficient method for making a gift to FRC. In most instances, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift and avoid any capital gains tax.

Here is a quick guide to ensure the successful execution of your unrestricted, publicly-traded securities. 

If the stock is held in a brokerage account, and the stock is simply being transferred:
Wells Fargo Advisors    
DTC #0141                          
Account #5725-7403
Family Rescue Center

If using this method, please notify Family Rescue Center of the gift by faxing a copy of the transfer instructions to fax number 818-226-2239. This allows the gift to be identified when it arrives.

*If you physically hold the shares, we need to receive the stock certificate and a stock power. This stock power must include a Medallion Signature Guarantee and should, for security reasons, be sent in a separate envelope from the actual certificate. Both items should be sent to the following address: Wells Fargo Advisors; 5820 Canoga Ave. Suite 100; Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Attn: Laura Pope for Family Rescue Center If you have any questions, please contact the Investment Office at (818)226-2244 or (800)400-1177.

If the stock is foreign or you are transferring mutual fund shares:
To ensure that the stock or mutual fund shares will be accepted, please notify Laura Pope at (818)226-2244, or via fax at (818)-226-2239, of all security details.  Laura Pope’s office will give you appropriate instructions and date for delivery.

If you have any further questions, please contact the investment office at (818)-226-2244.
TURKEYS/CHICKENS (Monday before Thanksgiving)
We need frozen chickens and turkeys for our annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution. Please bring them to Family Rescue Center Monday to Friday 9am-1pm OR, if you donate 10 or more we can pick them up in the West Valley in mid-November. Call Joel Valle at FRC  with any questions (818)884-7587.
TOYS (November/December)
Donate toys for kids of all ages to help give them a Merry Christmas. Please bring unwrapped new toys (valued at $20 or more) to Family Rescue Center Monday to Friday 9am-1pm OR, if you donate 20 or more we can pick them up in the West Valley. Call Joel Valle at FRC  with any questions (818)884-7587.

When you make your Amazon purchases through and designate Family Rescue Center as your charity, we receive .5% of your purchase price as a donation from Amazon.