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Help the Volunteer Legal Services Program Stay Strong: Give Big, a Little at a Time


For more than thirty years, donations to BASF’s Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) have been supporting attorney-based community programs which are role models for the nation. We are sometimes asked if your BASF membership dollars are used for these programs, and the answer is that they are completely supported by voluntary contributions.

Raising three million dollars each and every year for these programs is a highly challenging but heartwarming undertaking. With you at our side we help the poor, the disenfranchised and the forgotten through pro bono and diversity programs more varied, more powerful and more effective than any in California.

VLSP is home to an array of programs whose names tell their story: the Homeless Advocacy Project, the Housing Negotiation Project, the Community Organization Representation Project, the Eviction Defense Project, the Family Law Project and the Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. Together, we prevent homelessness, keep families together, advocate for and defend the helpless, and provide support to community-based, non-profit organizations who reach half a million Californians each year.

VLSP’s diversity pipeline begins in pre-school and with your help we have guided hundreds of students into four-year colleges from our most challenged city high schools; provided a road map from college to law school for hundreds more; and awarded over $1 million in scholarships to deserving minority law school students.

For a small amount each month, you can help the Volunteer Legal Services Program’s legal services and diversity pipeline stay strong this year. And it’s simple. Visit and click on “monthly gift.” Choose the name of the program you want to support (or choose to support “Everything We Do.”) and specify the size of your monthly gift. We’ll bill your credit card each month.

Please make your gift at or send your check, made payable to VLSP, with the name of the program you wish to support in the “Notes” line to Director of Development, BASF, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111. VLSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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