Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways you can help Walking Shield assist American Indian families in need. If you would like to receive email updates from Walking Shield, please contact us.
Monetary DonationsAs a charitable 501(c)3 organization, any donations given are tax deductible. Monetary donations
enhance and support the organization’s operation. Even a seemingly small amount can go a long way in making a difference. Walking Shield also has other ways to contribute such as script, Paypal.

Donating Stocks and Bonds

To give a donation of stocks and bonds to Walking Shield, Inc., we have been setup with Union Bank Investment Services.

The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. Even if it is stock you wish to keep in your portfolio, by giving us the stock and using cash to buy the same stock through your broker, you will have received the same income tax deduction but will have a new, higher basis in the stock.

To learn more about donating stocks and bonds, please contact John Castillo, Executive Director, Walking Shield, Inc.  at (949) 639-0472 or

To make a financial donation click here.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. To request a CFC Charity List and/or a pledge form, please contact your local CFC office. Our Campaign Locator will assist you in identifying the CFC office where your official duty station is located.

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.


Walking Shield has numerous volunteer opportunities.  Contact us for current opportunities.

In-kind Donations

Throughout the year, Walking Shield also gathers new, in-kind donations for distribution including:  hygiene products, clothing, blankets, toys, baby supplies, computers and educational items. You can help by organizing a supply drive at your school, place of employment, where you worship, or in your neighborhood. For the summer months, Walking Shield’s humanitarian aid efforts focus on the approaching school year. Items such as backpacks and school supplies are particularly welcome. During the fall and winter, Walking Shield gathers blankets, warm clothes, and toys for distribution.

Developing Partnerships

In addition to individual and community group support, much of Walking Shield’s long term funding is derived from private corporations, foundations and government agencies.  Many of our corporate sponsors encourage their employees to give to Walking Shield and often match these initial donations.   Walking Shield is always looking for opportunities to develop new grant partnerships.  If you have a connection to a possible funding source through a friend or family member introduce them to our staff. 

Planned Giving

Walking Shield has a variety of planned giving options. For further information please Contact Us.

Tell Others About Walking Shield

One final way to assist Walking Shield is to simply help spread the word about the agency and the essential services we provide.  Provide a link to our website from your organization’s web page. Send an e-mail link to friends and family so they can learn more about Walking Shield and the important work that we do.

These are just a few ways you can support Walking Shield in improving the quality of life for our nations American Indians.  Please contact us today for any further information you might need.  Thank you for your support and consideration.