For more information about supporting Family Centered Service of CT please contact: Susan D’Orvilliers, Development Officer at 203-624-2600 ext. 118.
Your assistance helps greatly!
When you donate to Family Centered Services of CT you are joining with others in making a difference in the life of a child, mother, father or family who has been a victim of trauma, abuse or neglect. You are answering the need to help Family CT provide quality services to families that are free of charge. You are helping Family CT meet the needs of the most vulnerable. You are helping us to help children grow up to be confident caring adults and contributing members of our communities.
Here is an example of just how a gift can impact the lives of a family; Kayla and Luis are part of the Nurturing Families Network program. Click here to see how the gift of a baby back pack has enabled this family to incorporate the love of outdoors into the life of their young daughter.
Your gift makes an impact on the lives of so many, whether you choose to support an event or program. Be assured that the stewardship of your contribution is helping a family in crisis or need.
Listed below are the many options for supporting Family Centered Services of CT:
Your monthly contribution is an easy way to support the programs and services of Family CT. Becoming a monthly donor is easy, just click on the donate button and you will be directed to our secure PayPal site. From there follow the prompts to set up a monthly contribution or you can set up a monthly contribution through your personal bank account.
Give Annually (One time gift):
You can donate annually to our winter or spring appeal via the mail or web site. To make your gift through our web site just click on the donate button and you will be directed to our secure web site, from there follow the prompts and make your donation.
Give a Gift in Honor or In Memory of a friend, loved one or colleague:
You can give a gift in honor or in memory of a friend, loved one or colleague. To make this special gift click on the link and you will be directed to our secure web site. From there follow the prompts and make your donation, completing the memo line
Other Ways to Give:
thegreatgive.org: a national event that brings communities across the country together to raise crucial funds for nonprofit organizations. The campaign is driven by the idea that every individual has the ability to contribute to the betterment of their community, and that every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference – just like we have proven with The Great Give® This event takes place annually in May and is sponsored through The Community Foundation for Greator New Haven.
United Way: Donate to Family Centered Services through your company’s United Way program
Giving Tuesday: A day of national giving the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Simply go to our web site and click on the Giving Tuesday Button
Additionally many companies match gifts to non-profit organizations. Please check your organization’s policy on matching gifts-your donations to Family CT can double!
Planned Gifts: Investment for Our Future
There are many types of Planned Gifts that can benefit Family Centered Services of CT from a simple bequests to Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Lead Trusts to gifts of Life Insurance and property.
Please confer with your professional advisors about the best options for our estate plan.
Bequests: A bequest is a gift of personal property (cash, stocks, tangible property, etc.) made after death, generally through a will or an estate plan. Gifts such as simple bequests provide Family Centered Services with the sustainable resources it needs to ensure for our future. Your bequest is a commitment to our future allowing Family CT to provide innovative programs that meet the changing needs of our most vulnerable. A bequest allows you to provide for those you love and also allows you the opportunity to provide for a charity and cause that matters to you now. A bequest made to Family Centered Service of CT demonstrates that the well-being of the children and families that we serve will continue to be met.
Below is sample language that can be used when making a bequest to Family Centered Services of CT.
- I give, devise or bequeath to Family Centered Services of CT, Inc., a 501c3 organization, located at 235 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT, for general use and purposes the following assets: ____________________.
- Percentage Bequest – A percentage bequest directs the bequest designation as a percentage of an estate rather than a specific dollar amount or specific item. Suggested Language for Percentage Bequest: I give, devise, and bequeath ____% to Family Centered Services of CT a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located at 235 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT, for general use and purposes.
- Residuary Bequest – Residuary Bequests are made when you leave all or part of the residue of your assets after other terms of the Will have been satisfied. Because residuary bequests are distributed last, donors sometimes feel a level of comfort knowing their wishes for family and loved ones will be provided for first.
Suggested Language for Residuary Bequest: I give, devise, and bequeath the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate consisting of property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death to Family Centered Services of CT, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located at 235 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT.