How You Can Help
Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have a passion for working with people? Or experience and skills in office management? At Horn of Africa, we have ongoing opportunities for volunteers to help directly in our programs for refugees and to assist around the office. Most opportunities can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please contact us so we can schedule an orientation.
Financial Contributions
As a non-profit organization, Horn of Africa relies on generous community members such as yourself to ensure the ongoing availability of much needed services in San Diego’s refugee community. 90 cents for each dollar of your contribution go directly to those services. Each contribution is fully tax-deductible. To make yours, use our secure online donation process (operated through Google Checkout, which will allow you to choose a password for maximum security), or send your check payable to ‘Horn of Africa’ to our office address.
  • Your $50 help pay for the CPR/First Aid training for one refugee woman.
  • Your $100 help pay for assistance to one asylum seeker for one month
  • Your $250 help pay for one home visit of a family in need
  • Your $500 help pay for all expenses for one refugee woman to start her own family day care business.
Fundraising - at no cost to you
You can raise critically needed funds for Horn of Africa every time you search the Internet – and every time you make an online purchase: from eBay to Travelocity, and from Amazon to ITunes. is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations for Horn of Africa add up! is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting Horn of Africa.
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Donations of Used Articles
Our programs and office are often in need of specific articles, and we appreciate your donation of gently used (and new) items. Our current wish list includes:
  • Toys for the graduates of our childcare training program
  • Office materials (binders, hole punchers, files) for the refugees starting businesses
  • A telephone system for our office
  • Two desks for our office
  • Please contact us to arrange for delivery or pick-up.