Ways to Give

Donations from individuals are critical to helping us create effective and enduring transformation in our community.

87% of Family Services income goes to programs.

Family Services offers several ways to meet your charitable objectives. 

Every gift, regardless of size, from individuals of modest means as well as those with substantial wealth, is meaningful to our clients and greatly appreciated.

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“I wanted to make a long-term impact in our community. My financial advisor and Family Services worked together to establish an ongoing gift that will make a difference in people’s lives for years to come.”


“Hosting an event in our home was a powerful way for our friends to learn about Family Services. We recruited a new board member and raised some money, too.”


“My husband and I are becoming more selective about which organizations we support. When we make a donation to Family Services, we know that the organization makes every dollar count.”



Make a Tax-Deductible Charitable Donation

Help Family Services strengthen the lives of individuals and families in our community.

Honor or Celebrate Someone Special

By making a tribute gift to Family Services, you not only honor an important event or person, you also enhance the life of someone who will receive a needed service because of your generosity. Tribute and memorial donations of $25 or more to Family Services will notify the person or family of your thoughtful gift. All donors are acknowledged in our annual report.

Make an In-Kind Donation

Head Start, Early Head Start and the Family Services Shelter are always in need of donated items. Your support during the holiday season can really make a difference.  For ideas, visit the Shelter Holiday Wish List.  For a general “wish list,” call Family Services at (336) 722-8173.

Make a Planned Gift

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Family Services and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

Host a Friend-Raiser

Volunteer to host a conversation—led by Family Services—among your friends, family, church or club members about the critical issues that face our community. For more information, please call (336) 722-8173.

Fundraise on Behalf of Family Services

We welcome groups and individuals who want to fundraise on behalf of Family Services. Have an idea for a fundraising event? Fill out our Event Proposal Form (PDF). We’ll determine whether the event is an appropriate fit with our mission and work with you to designate proceeds to Family Services.

Participate in a Collection Drive

There are many opportunities to collect items to support Family Services and the clients we serve. For information, please contact Lucia Higgins at lhiggins@familyservicesforsyth.org or call (336) 778-7054.

Donate Your Gift Cards

Family Services appreciates donations of gift cards to help our clients purchase household needs, food, clothing, and personal items. $10, $20 and $25 denominations are preferred.

Donate Cell Phones

We accept used cell phones, smartphones, iPods and iPads at our Family Services Gateway location. Please make sure that the batteries are included with the phones. We cannot accept chargers at this time. The phones are refurbished by a third party organization that makes a donation to Family Services based on the number and type of phones collected. Since 2002, Family Services has earned $37,626.25 from cell phone donations!

To learn how you can make a difference in our community, contact Michelle Speas, Chief Operating Officer, at (336) 722-8173 or email mspeas@familyservicesforsyth.org.

Family Services is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization registered with the Secretary of State that receives support from government and foundation grants, houses of worship, the United Way of Forsyth County and generous individuals. Your charitable contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Family Services does not share or sell our donor and mailing lists. Family Services does not offer goods or services such as credit/debit cards in exchange for monetary and in-kind donations, and we have no connection with any organization/business that may make such an offer. If you have received a telephone call by an organization purporting to make such an offer on behalf of Family Services, please contact us at (336) 722-8173. We remind you not to share any personal information with unknown callers over the phone.