Help us put justice to work.

All workers have the right to be free from illegal treatment on the job, yet many continue to experience unlawful practices in their workplaces. The clients we represent, low-wage workers, are particularly vulnerable to this type of abuse. LAS-ELC protects and enforces the legal rights of those who are most at risk. Each year, we provide free legal information and assistance to thousands of individuals who have questions or concerns about their employment rights and the steps they can take to protect those rights. Your support will strengthen our ability to sustain these important services.

We receive no funding from the federally-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Instead we depend upon the generosity of law firms, attorneys, corporations, foundations, individuals and the Legal Services Trust Fund to fund our work.

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The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to LAS–-ELC are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Ways to Give

Participate in our Luncheon

Sponsor or attend our Anniversary Luncheon. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Heimerle at 415-864-8848 or see our sponsorship page.

Donate online

With a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard through our secure site.

Donate by mail

Print our donation form and mail it with your check, made payable to The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center, to:

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Donate by phone

Contact Steve Heimerle at or (415) 864-8848, ext. 262.

Donate through the United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign

Select the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center as the recipient of a charitable gift through the United Way or through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our United Way agency number is 70292. Our Combined Federal number is 3321. And our Federal Tax ID number is 94-2783401.

Seek a workplace matching gift

Ask your human resources department or corporate giving personnel whether your employer matches donations to nonprofit organizations made by its employees. If it does, request a match for the gift you make to the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center.

Donate stock or appreciated securities

Direct shares to our brokerage account at Schwab One, Account 5486-8336, DTC number 0164, EIN #94-2783401 and notify Steve Heimerle at or (415) 864-8848 if you have initiated a transaction of this kind. Speak with your advisor about possible tax benefits that might result from making this type of gift.

Make a bequest

Include a gift to the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center in your estate plan. For more information, contact Steve Heimerle at or (415) 864-8848.

Designate cy pres funds

If there is an opportunity to do so, consider the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center as a recipient of cy pres monies or residual funds when resolving class actions.