Your Gift Changes Lives

THANK YOU for donating to the work of Child & Family Services/Third Level! We are  known for our excellence in providing a wide range of services that directly impact northern Michigan communities. At the center of all we do is our mission:

We strive to ensure the safety and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families during times of crisis, challenge, and life transition.

Since 1937, we have found safe homes for children in foster care and have created thousands of forever families through adoption. Our 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention services literally save lives.  The good work we do would not continue without your support.

Here Because of YOU

Over 2,000 individuals, businesses, and organizations gave more than 3,000 gifts to the work of CFS/Third Level last year.

Committed to Excellence

We are accreddited by CARF International and the American Association of Suicidology
Click here to view our GuideStar Profile

Your gift at work

  • $2,000 supports more than 48 hours of 24/7 crisis services.
  • $1,000 provides 15 counseling sessions for a child or family.
  • $750 provides a week's stay at Pete's Place Youth Shelter, plus counseling, basic needs items, and supportive services for a homeless teenager.
  • $500 supports a year's worth of recreational therapy activities for a traumatized child or teen.
  • $250 provides 4 hours of supervised visitation for a family experiencing domestic violence or high conflict.
  • $100 helps stock and maintain our family visitation and therapy rooms with toys, games, and therapy items.
"Philanthropy should help in the now and in the future. Our children are our future, and there is a cost to society if we don't do something now."
Alan Newton and Chase
Alan Newton
Monthly Donor & Regular Volunteer

Why Support CFS?

People choose to give to Child & Family Services for many reasons. Some give to to show appreciation for help received as a child. Others wish to honor or memorialize a loved one or to mark a special occasion. Some simply want to help local children, teens, adults, and families during times of crisis and challenge.

How to give

Child & Family Services gratefully accepts cash, check, money order, or credit card gifts. All donations are deductible to the extent allowable by federal/state tax law. Please discuss with your financial advisor. 

If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support CFS, including event sponsorships, please contact Linda Sommerville, Development Director, at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1025 or at lsommerville@cfsmail.org 

Nonprofit EIN: 38-2534222

Cash, Check, or Money Order

Traverse City Area

Child & Family Services
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Harbor Springs/Petoskey Area

Child & Family Services
3434 M-119, Suite F
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Credit Card Donations

Credit card donations may be made by phone or in person to any CFS office.

You may also use a credit card to donate via PayPal by clicking the button below.

(231) 946-8975

Traverse City

(231) 347-4463

Harbor Springs/Petoskey

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
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Dr. Seuss
The Lorax

Additional Giving Opportunities

We are grateful for gifts of stock, planned gifts, monthly or pledged gifts, corporate matching gifts, memorial/honorary gifts, and more. We encourage you to ask if your company or organization has a matching donation program. By taking advantage of such a program, you might easily double your gift.

You may also choose to give to our Endowment Funds at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (www.c3f.org), the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (www.gtrcf.org), or the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation (www.phsacf.org).

Contact Linda Sommerville, Development Director, for more information at lsommerville@cfsmail.org or (231) 946-8975 ext. 1025.

Special Events & Campaigns

CFS has several fundraising and special events throughout the year that help raise money and support for our programs. Click here for a list of CFS Events.

Hometown Giving

Hometown GivingHometown Giving is an online community that is changing the way people support local businesses, charities, and non-profits - all while staying in touch with family, friends, and their hometowns. Learn more.

KidCents from RiteAid

KidsCents_logoWith KidCents, any purchase you make at RiteAid is rounded to the nearest dollar (for example: if your total purchase is $12.75, you will be charged $13.00 and the extra $.25 gets donated to CFS). Learn more.

Amazon Smiles

If you shop on Amazon.com, they will donate 0.5% of each purchase back to CFS at no additional cost to you! Shop now.

Here's how it works: (1) Visit www.smile.amazon.com. (2) Sign in with your normal Amazon account. (3) Under "Pick your own charitable organization", search for "Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan" (4) Click "select" next to our name.

Now, when you want to shop on Amazon, just start your search at www.smile.amazon.com and find the same products at the same prices but, now, your purchases will support our awesome work!

GoodShop (GoodSearch)

Support CFS and save! GoodShop (formerly GoodSearch) provides a database of digital coupons from more than 32,000 merchants including Amazon, Target, Staples, Best Buy, etc. The company has partnered with 113,000 nonprofits and schools and shares commissions earned from purchases at participating stores with the shopper's chosen cause. As of September 2015 more than $11 million has been donated. Visit www.goodsearch.com/give to learn more.