Making a Difference,
One at a Time.

How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

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Your donation allows us to provide services to children and families across California

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Donate through Paypal

Donate online through Paypal today.

Donating in memory of a loved one?

Please specify who by sending a message with your donation through PayPal.

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If you prefer to mail in your donation, please download the donation form and mail to: Friends Outside, P.O. Box 4085, Stockton, CA 95204

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Holiday Wish Program

Holidays are about family, happy memories and hope for the future.

We will match you with a child(ren) and provide you with their wish list, upon receipt of this form. Holiday Wish Program Sponsor Form

You can donate to this program and our other programs benefiting children of incarcerated parents.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Friends Outside offers opportunities throughout the state for volunteers and interns.

If you are interested in serving those impacted by incarceration, email or contact us via phone.

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Join the Board of Directors

Join the Board of Directors

If you are invested in our mission and have a special skill or service that may benefit the agency, consider joining our Board of Directors!

We are currently looking for potential board members with experience or background with non-profits in fundraising, finances, or Human Resources. We also need local community support in the San Joaquin County area.

Board meetings are held one Friday a month in Sacramento or Stockton. Board members are asked to commit to a 3 year term for continuity. Other responsibilities are outlined in the Board Member Responsibilities

If you are interested in being a part of Friends Outside, email or call Gretchen Newby at (209) 955-0701.

BOD Responsibilities

We can work with you to create the arrangements that best meet your philanthropic intentions and your financial situation.