Amvets Department of California Service Foundation

AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that fundraises for the charitable purpose of providing programs and services to California veterans and their families and financial support to department and post programs, as well as other organizations that also serve and assist veterans.

Team AMVETS Thrift Stores

AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation owns and operates thrift stores that sell second-hand goods at reduced prices throughout Southern California and in the Central Valley. We accept gently used donations including clothing and accessories, jewelry, household items, small appliances, electronics, and furniture. Donations can be dropped off at a donation bin or thrift store donation center or scheduled for residential pick-up. Donations are tax deductible.

Veterans Services

Through the sale of donated goods to our Team AMVETS Thrift Stores, as well as other contributions and grants, AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation employs Veterans Service Officers accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist California veterans and eligible dependents with information, counseling and claims services related to education, disability compensation, pension and other benefits at no cost.


The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD-VASH Program combine case management and clinical services with housing voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans and their families. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation founded the Welcome Home Program to provide the once-homeless veterans and their families with furniture, appliances and other household items for their new homes. We also fund other programs for homeless veterans, women veterans, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and military funerals.