Monetary Donations

When you give to the LDRC you are not just giving to an organization, you are INVESTING in your community and you become part of the solution.  Each dollar donated returns nearly four dollars to Arizona by helping individuals transform their lives.  Individuals who may have previously received government benefits  gain employment, pay their own rent and taxes, and become dedicated community volunteers.  By giving to the LDRC you are helping people to remold their lives, reconnect with their strengths and gain the confidence to end their homelessness. Thank you for considering the LDRC in your charitable giving.

What your dollars will do…

$10 can provide transportation for four individuals to job interviews and medical appointments.
$50 can provide assistance with housing application fees
$150 can provide utility assistance for one month
$300 can provide a basic needs move-in kit for an individual moving into their apartment
$500 can provide move-in costs (deposits, rent, etc.) and follow up case management services for one individual for one month

To donate by check, please make checks payable to:

Lodestar Day Resource Center
Attention: Accounting
1125 West Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

If you have questions about making a monetary donation, please contact us at:

or (602) 223- 3413.

Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit!

By making a donation to the Lodestar Day Resource Center, you will not only be helping those living in poverty, but you also may be able to obtain a dollar-for-dollar tax credit toward your Arizona state tax obligation. Single or head of household qualifiers may qualify for up to $400 and married couples filing jointly may qualify for a tax credit up to $800. Tax credits are available, based on your income tax filing status. LDRC is not a tax advisor. As with any financial recommendation, contact a qualified tax professional for expert advice on your specific tax situation. For more information, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at 602.255.3381 or

For a more complete explanation of the state tax credit, please click here to read more about it and to view the tax form you will need: AZ Tax Credit Information


In Kind Donations

Please see our wish list below. Perhaps you have an item not listed here – don’t hesitate to contact us; maybe you have an idea we haven’t thought of yet!

If you have questions about making an in-kind donation, please contact us at:

or (602) 223- 3413.

You are welcome to drop off donations at our center.
The Lodestar Day Resource Center accepts donations 7 days a week from 7:30 – 11am and 12:30 – 6pm. Individuals can bring donations to the Front Desk or ask the Front Desk for a cart to assist with donations.

If there is going to be a large donation drop off we encourage the donor to contact our administrative office at or by phone at 602-223-3413.

Directions to Lodestar Day Resource Center, from  Interstate 10:
Get off at 7th Avenue and go south, Go approximately one mile and take a right onto Washington, Take a left onto 12th avenue, 12th avenue dead-ends into the Human Services Campus at Jackson, Park in front of the buildings, and come inside the big orange building marked “Lodestar Day Resource Center” on the outside and our customer service team will help you at the front desk.


Wish List:

– Hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, tampons, etc.)
– Hats, Blankets, Sweaters, and winter clothing

Seasonal Needs

Summer: With temperatures rising up to 115 degrees, the summer heat can be extremely dangerous for homeless individuals.  We are in need of water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and shoes.  Donations can be brought to the LDRC front desk.
Winter: Blankets, jackets, socks, sleeping bags, long johns, gloves, hats.

If you have questions about making a seasonal donation, please contact us at:

or (602) 223- 3413.

Basics & Apparel

Coffee and supplies, hygiene items (such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and paste), backpacks, day planners, undergarments.

Housing Transition Program

Inflatable Mattresses, Dinette sets, Linens, Flatware, Weekly Planners, Gift Cards, Bus Tickets/passes, and anything that may pertain to moving clients into housing.


Amazon Portal

The LDRC is an Amazon Associate. When an Amazon purchase is made after following the link below, the LDRC receives a portion of the proceeds.

Help the LDRC by ordering through our portal: Amazon Purchase Portal



Click the picture to follow the link

The Noble knapsack

Preston, Arizona Native, started the Nobel Knapsack Project in 2016 when she was assigned to a mission trip focused on helping and understanding homelessness on the west coast and to address a need in the homeless community. The project was her Girl Scout Gold Award project, where she reached out the homeless women of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle and is now bringing the project home. She hopes to empower the women in need of Phoenix while supplying feminine products through the Nobel Knapsack project.