Here at the Law Library, we love providing Access to Justice for the people of San Diego County! But, in order to provide the services that our county needs, we really need your help. Over the past decade our income has dropped 40%. This sharp drop in revenue stems from a decrease in civil filing fees. Per the California Code, our income is based on civil filing fees, and not only has the number of civil case filings decreased, but the number of fee waivers has increased.
In addition to the drop in funding, the cost of legal materials has increased by almost 60%. We need your support to provide the same services that people have relied upon for decades. So, this holiday season, we are asking you to help us in two simple ways.
1. Donate to the Law Library Justice Foundation On Giving Tuesday (or any other day).
Tuesday, December 3rd is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement founded in 2012. Please support our mission by donating to the San Diego Law Library Justice Foundation. You can even donate online using PayPal.
The Law Library Justice Foundation is organized as a charitable trust affiliated with the San Diego Law Library. The sole mission of the Foundation is to aid us in our efforts to provide access to justice through our many resources and programs. The Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization established for scientific and educational purposes by the IRS.
2. Shop for your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals using AmazonSmile
Are you planning to avoid the crowds and shop on Amazon.com? Using AmazonSmile when you make your Amazon purchases allows you to donate to the Law Library without spending an extra penny! “How?” you ask.
Well, AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, for each eligible purchase, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Law Library Justice Foundation.
Shopping at AmazonSmile and supporting the Law Library is as easy as A-B-C:
A. Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
B. Sign in using your existing Amazon.com account or create an account and select “Law Library Justice Foundation” as your charitable organization. You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
C. Shop just as you would at Amazon.com.
We greatly appreciate your support, and if you would like more information about what we do and how you can support and advocate for us, please check out our website!