DONATING

Donating to Charity

While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.

We are proud to support the following charities in lieu of payment for our appearances. Please select a charity below, or donate to your charity of choice and let us know your pledge amount when filling out our event request form.

Make A Wish

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


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Variety

Variety of Northern California delivers on its promise to provide a future without limits for every child, regardless of their background or ability.


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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals provides a network of children’s medical providers, and are leaders in pediatric education, research, and advocacy.


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Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.


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Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.


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The Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease on a global, national, and local level.


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The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.


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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.


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Ronald McDonald House is dedicated to helping children right here in our own backyard by granting funds to core programs like Ronald McDonald Houses, Care Mobiles, and Charity Scholarship Programs.


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Make A Wish

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


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Variety

Extra Life unites players from all around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


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