Destined for Grace exists due to your generous donations

It is extremely important that we receive donations so that we can further our work in Haiti and provide children with love, hope and faith.

Please make a donation today!

Donate online by clicking the Donate button below or by mailing in a check. All checks can be made out to Destined for Grace and can be mailed to the address below. Destined for Grace P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, California 93014 Destined For Grace – Children’s Relief is a qualified tax-exempt 501 (c)3 organization.  For your records, our tax id number is 26-3044455


Current Needs

Fall Semester UPDATE

We need your support more now than ever as Ecole Destined For Grace safely opens for the 2023/2024 school year. Our students have returned to school and they are beyond excited. As we continually work to improve our campus, our students have more space to safely learn!

With the current security concerns in Haiti, it is imperative that our school campus and the surrounding gardens remain safe. We are beginning the construction of a fence that surrounds the entire 5 acre property owned by Destined for Grace. This project is necessary to secure the property as more and more people are traveling through the area. The entire property that includes the school and the school gardens will be secured by the fence.

Many of our students rely on Destined For Grace for an education but also for food. We provide a morning snack along with a hot lunch each day. Feeding our students has become and important and necessary aspect of our project. We are happy that the students are able to rely on Destined for Grace to meet this need.

Please donate by clicking on the donate button or by sending a check to Destined for Grace Children’s Relief, P.O. Box 925, Carpinteria, Ca 93014. As always, donations are tax deductible. 

Meal Program

Each school day the students at Ecole Destined For Grace receive a hot meal for lunch.  Our meal program provides a wide variety of food options for the students including eggs, vegetables, fruits, salmon sauce, potatoes, rice and beans. This program is essential for our students ability to learn in the classroom.  For many students it is one of the only meals they can depend on.  Our students are more likely to attend class and stay attentive when they have been provided a well-balanced meal. Our teachers have seen what a difference this program has made in the students ability to learn and be engaged in the classroom.

Each month we spend $2,500 on food for our students.  If you want to donate to this program please note meal program in your memo line.

Classroom Fund

Every year we need to update and replace furnishings at the school. Desks, chairs, tables and chalkboards are always needed for our students to learn!  The following is a breakdown of what the items needed cost:

Desks $35

Chalkboard $40

Tables: $40

Cabinet $60

General Donations

We can always use general donations for ongoing programs at our school to provide our students with a well rounded education.  If you are unsure of what your donation can provide for, here is a general guideline: $1 – pens/ pencils $10 – one student’s books $35 – desk $125- Student’s tuition reading

Please make a donation today!

Donate online by clicking the Donate button below or by mailing in a check

All checks can be made out to Destined for Grace and can be mailed to the address below. Destined for Grace P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, California 93014 We are a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization.  For your records, our tax id number is 26-3044455.


Sponsor a Child

If you would like to sponsor a child’s education at our school in Haiti you can do so for $125 a year. This includes a meal a day for your student, a uniform and basic school supplies.  Please send a check to our mailing address P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, CA 93014 and indicate in the memo line sponsorship and we will match you up with one of our students.  You can also donate online through PayPal just use the DONATE button above.  If you are in the Santa Barbara area, stop in one of our thrift stores and ask about the sponsorship program and we can get you involved.  We are currently accepting sponsorships for the 2023/2024 school year.

Thrift Store Donations

We accept donations during store hours.  Receipts are available upon request.

5949 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 11:00AM – 5:00PM Tuesday through Saturday, *Closed Sundays & Mondays*  

5960 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 11:00AM-5:00PM Tuesday through Saturday, *Closed Sundays & Mondays*

Donations must be clean, in working order, and salable or they will be denied. All donations are accepted at our staff’s discretion. If they do not think it will sell in our store, they will not take it. Receipts are available upon request.
ClOTHING: Gently used women’s, Men’s, and Children’s clothing including shoes and accessories
HOUSEHOLD: Gently used household items such as towels, sheets, curtains, throw rugs
All kinds of items you would find in the kitchen and bathrooms, plus kick-knacks, pictures, books, toys, games, baskets, sporting goods, tools, etc.
Small appliances and electronics that are in good working order
FURNITURE: Only SMALL furniture such as End Tables and Light Chairs without unsightly stains, rips or odors

FURNITURE: (medium and large items that require more than one person to lift) including Couches/Love Seats/Futons, Dining Tables, Coffee Tables, China Cabinets/Hutches, Bookcases, Desks/Secretaries/Roll Top, Filing Cabinets, Beds/Bed Frames/Headboards/Mattresses/Box Springs/Cribs, Entertainment Centers/Armoires/TV Stands, Dressers, Cabinets/Shelving Units/Display Cases, Large Chairs/Recliners/Arm Chairs/Wingback Chairs, Buffets/Credenzas/Sideboards, Sofa Tables, Benches
Air Conditioners/Refrigerators
Anything you buckle a child into (car seats, booster seats, strollers, high chairs, etc.)
Building Materials
Carpeting (Rugs OK)
Ceiling Fans
Chemicals i.e. Paints or any liquid
Damaged or Soiled items
Exercise Equipment
Large Appliances
Pool tables/Air Hockey tables/Ping Pong tables
Unframed Mirrors
VCRS and VHS tapes
Window Treatments i.e. blinds, drapes, rods, etc.
Unsaleable Items
Items not on this list are accepted at our discretion.

We do not pick-up donations. Call our stores (805) 619-0649 for questions about dropping off donations.


Due to Haiti’s current volatile political situation our ability to get supplies to Haiti is very limited. Purchasing items in Haiti is the safest, most effective way to supply the school. If you would like to contribute to the purchase of school supplies please note so in the memo line of your check or in the notes when donating online.

Airline Miles

If you have airline miles (American Airlines) that you know you will not use you can donate them to us.  We travel to Haiti at least three times a year and could always put your extra miles to good use.  Contact us if this is something you would like to do.