Hostel Adventures depends on the support of donors to continue to extend its critical education programs to groups who would otherwise not be able to participate.
Our programs are unique in serving schools and youth groups with the fewest resources and the most limited opportunities to experience the world outside of their immediate neighborhoods. Most of these schools are able to participate in our program because of our low program fees and scholarship support.
Please support our efforts with a generous tax-deductible donation of $30 or more. Our donors help to ensure that our programs remain affordable for everyone, and provide additional scholarship assistance to more than 70 percent of attending youth groups.
“The Hostel Adventure program is the most affordable program around.I'm grateful for the scholarship that you gave our class, especially because our school has so little money for field trips this year, and the kids can't afford to pay their own way.”
--4th grade teacher, John Muir Elementary School
You can support our work immediately by clicking the link above to donate online (under "I want my donation to be designated toward," choose "Outdoor Hostel Adventure Program"). As the most resource-efficient method, donating online enables us to direct the largest percentage of your contribution towards our programs.
Contribute by Mail
Please send your contribution to:
Hostel Adventure Scholarship Fund
HI-USA Golden Gate Council
425 Divisadero Street Suite 307
San Francisco, CA 94117
Please make checks payable to: Hostel Adventure Program
An in-kind donation is greatly appreciated because it helps our staff keep expenses under control and follows our Green Hostel Project guidelines.
Ideas for useful donated items include:
Outdoor Adventure Equipment
- Water bottles
- Used bicycle tire tubes
- Speaker phone
- Digital camera
- National Geographic magazines
- Field guides and related books for our resource library
- LCD projector
- Art supplies (canvases, brushes, paints, etc.)
- Graphic design
- Website and newsletter editing
If you have in-kind items or services to donate, please contact us.
There are two free and convenient ways to convert your old car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation.
Since 1997, Cars4Causes has donated over $20 million through car donations accepted on behalf of nonprofits across the country. Providing a simple way to receive the benefit of donated vehicles, they handle every detail, including the paperwork.
To find out how to donate your car, motorcycle, boat, trailer, or RV, visit www.cars4causes.net. Please let them know that you read about them on our website, and thank them for their great work on behalf of our program youth.
Local Independent Charities of America
Call (866) 332-1778 or visit the website of our fund administrator Local Independent Charities of America to donate online (search for "American Youth Hostels-Golden Gate Council").
Thank you for your support of Hostel Adventures, which enable so many young people to realize the vision of Hostelling International USA, where: Hostellers become caring world citizens who are catalysts for intercultural exchange and understanding, and stewards of the earth.