Read the list below to find out 21 ways to support Every Child in 2021!
Your support allows us to provide vital programming to families that need it the most while also building programs that address ever-changing needs in our community. Donors like you make that possible. Donate now at www.everychildinc.org/donate
2. Follow us on social media
Like. Heart. Tweet. Follow us @everychildinc on social media for the latest news and to connect with other local resources for children and families. We are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.
We are always looking for people that want to make a difference in our community. Whether you want to help wrap holiday presents, work in the office, or spread the word about Every Child to new communities, we want to talk to you. While that might look different during the pandemic, we have virtual opportunities available.
4. Attend an event
Our Grown Up Play Date happens every year in October. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year! Join us 10/08/2021! Stay tuned for more information! We also several opportunities throughout the year for you to attend or host a fundraising event. Please visit our events page to learn more.
5. Become a foster parent
Our resource (foster) families are vital partners in providing care, support, and a safe, nurturing environment for the children placed with them. Our foster care program certifies and trains resource families and supports families as they care for the children. Join us at one of our monthly information sessions! Please visit our foster parent page to learn more.
6. Sign up for our e-newsletter!
Stay up to date on all things Every Child! Click here to sign up!
7. Federal and State employees can donate through CFC or SECA
Voting is a great way be engaged in your community. Vote for elected officials that support mental health and the child welfare system.
9. Donate your old vehicle
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! Simply choose a nonprofit to donate to, give us a call, and our trained staff will guide you through the donation process. Click here to donate to ECI!
10. Monthly Giving
Give $21 every month in 2021! Monthly giving is a convenient and easy way to support the efforts of ECI! For questions or more information, please contact the Development Department at email@example.com.
11. Holiday Helpers
While the holidays are a long time from now, you can help us make the holiday season magical for the kids and families we help! We have opportunities for all! Companies, professional groups, Girl Scouts, and YOU! Sponsor-A-Family, Giving Trees, Wrapping events, toy and giftcard drives.
You can support Every Child throughout the year with our Amazon wishlist's or even through Amazon Smile! Make Every Child your chosen charity here!
13. Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Gifts of any amount can be made in honor or memory of an individual or group. Tribute gifts are a popular way to make a thoughtful gift recognizing a friend or family member while demonstrating support for ECI. In response to each gift, a personalized letter is sent to the honoree or their family, notifying them of the gift. For more information, please contact the Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Junior Board of Directors
Every Child’s Junior Board is a growing group of young professionals and students in their 20s and 30s who are passionate about Every Child’s mission. The Junior Board supports this mission through a number of volunteer and fundraising projects around Every Child’s work. We are accepting applications till April 1. Find the application !
15. Workplace Matching
Double the impact of your donation by using your company’s matching gift program. Many companies support their employees' philanthropic investments by matching their employee’s gifts or volunteer hours to a nonprofit organization. To find out more, contact your HR department or contact us.
16. Donate supplies to a family in need.
Children entering the foster care system sometimes arrive at their new home with a garbage bag full of clothes if they are lucky. When a child is placed with an Every Child foster family, we visit them with a special placement bag that has all the essentials. Hold a supply drive to collect necessary items for local youth! We accept donations of new clothes, toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items a family might need throughout the year.
Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to charity. Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. Learn more here!
18. Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday, taking place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.
19. Get your organization involved
Help us spread support for Every Child by organizing activities at your work-place, church, professional group, or other organization. We will help you every step of the way to host: a dress down day, supply drive, customer donation program, sponsorship, or lunch and learn.
20. Contact your local officials
Contact your elected officials and tell them to support mental health and the child welfare system.
21. Share our information
Share information about our programs and services! Share our social media posts! Share our blog post!