Ways To Give To FISH

We rely on the generous support of private donations. 98% of our operating budget comes from donors like you. Your valuable donation goes directly to helping people in our community in need by providing shelter, food, clothing and medical aid.

Check Donations can be mailed or delivered to 138 E. Long Street Carson City, NV 89706   

  • $200 will help FISH provide dinner for one night in the Family Dining Room for 80 people.
  • $3000 will keep our homeless shelter vehicle transporting clients to work and back to the shelters.
  • $10,000 pays one month’s mortgage payment on the FISH facilities.
Volunteer With FISH
Donations of non-perishable foods can be made between 9am and noon; and/or 1pm-5pm, Monday through Friday at the food bank's back door. The food bank is across from the Family Dining Room at 138 E. Long Street in Carson City. Please ring doorbell for service. 

We cannot accept hunted or caught game. 
Donate clothing, furniture and household items Monday through Saturday at any of our three thrift stores.

We cannot accept used car seats or outdated cribs.
If you can provide us with OJT training skills, ideas, equipment, volunteers, or financial support, please contact FISH online or call 775-882-FISH (3474) so we can jointly develop training for our underemployed/unemployed clients.
The Ross Medical Clinic accepts donations of unopened medical supplies such as syringes, bandages, diabetic testing supplies, and over-the-counter medications and medical equipment (shower chairs, wheelchairs, lifts, canes etc.) Due to Nevada state law (NRS 639.682) we cannot accept any donations of prescription medicine. Donations can be dropped off at the FISH administrative office (138 E. Long Street Carson City) during office hours 9am-noon and/or 1pm-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Friends In Service is Helping is 98% funded by the community through financial and in-kind support.

4% of our projects and services qualify for local and state funded support.

Here is a list of a few current and past supporters and grant awards for FISH:

  • Community Support Services Grant
  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Emergency Shelter Grant
  • Carson Tahoe Health
  • HEDCO Foundation
  • US Bank Foundation
  • NV Energy
  • Southwest Gas
  • First Independent Bank
  • El Dorado Savings Bank
  • Costco
  • Raley's Grocery Store
  • William N Pennington Foundation
  • Nell J Redfield Foundation
  • Nara Fund
  • Nevdad State Bank
  • PGA Tour
  • Dean Seeman Foundation
  • Jonh Ben Snow Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Carson City
  • Elks Lodge Carson City #2177

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, call Lauren Renda or Lyndsey Crossley, Philanthropic Advisors, at 775-333-5499 or visit the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.



We accept washers and dryers and HD flat screen TV’s. We do not accept outdated TV’s or computer monitors, used mattresses or bed springs, large entertainment centers, or dishwashers.



We will gladly accept upon inspection: real estate including mobile homes and trailers (property they sit on and home itself), stocks, and bonds. We unfortunately cannot accept vacation rentals, unregistered boats, nonoperational vehicles, vehicles without titles, or personal gifts to staff members.

For inspections please call Jim Peckham at (775) 882-3474 ext. 1019.




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