Thank you for considering a
gift to the work of 
Child & Family Services

Child & Family Services is known for its excellence in providing a range of services to people in need. Since 1937, we have been finding foster homes for children in need, and have brought together many new families through adoption, creating thousands of forever families. Our 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention services literally save lives. The good work we do would not continue without your support.

The generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations has allowed us to expand services in response to new problems that people face in new times. With your help, we will be here for years to come, providing healing and hope to those in need.

People choose to give to Child & Family Services for many reasons:  to show appreciation for help received as a child, to honor or memorialize a loved one, to mark a special occasion or milestone, or simply to help children, youth, adults, and families in crisis.

"Philanthropy should help in the now and in the future.
Our children are our future, and there is a cost to
if we don't do something now."
–  Alan Newton, Monthly Donor and Regular Volunteer

LeticiaWhat can you do with your gift?

You may choose to designate a gift for a specific purpose, or you may allow us to choose the area of greatest need by giving an unrestricted gift. You may also choose to give to our Endowment Funds at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (, or the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation ( If you are interested in learning more about various opportunities to support CFS, please contact Linda Sommerville, Director of Donor Relations, at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1025 or at  

Please let us know if you are giving a memorial or honorary donation so we can ensure your gift is designated properly.

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

Ways to Give

Check, Cash, or Money Order:

Child & Family Services gratefully accepts donations payable to:

Child & Family Services
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City MI  49684
Child & Family Services
3434 M-119
Harbor Springs MI  49740
Credit Card Donations:

Credit card donations may be made via Paypal, by clicking the button below, or by phone at (231) 946-8975.


Nonprofit EIN: 38-2534222

"Child and Family Services provides the chance for children at risk to make it. So when we were in a position to donate on a regular basis, we did."
– Marilyn Ueno and Doug Zernow

Additional Giving Opportunities:

Please inquire with us about other giving opportunities including:  gifts of stock; planned gifts; pledged gifts; corporate matching gifts; memoriam/honorarium gifts; gifts to the Opportunity Fund; and many more!

We encourage you to inquire as to whether your company has a matching gift program.  By taking advantage of such a program you might easily double your gift to your cause.  All gifts donated are deductible to the extent allowable by federal/state tax law.  Please check with your financial advisor with any further questions or concerns.

Special Events:

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.

Give a Gift through Hometown Giving:

Consider giving a gift through Hometown Giving. Hometown Giving is an online community changing the way people support their local businesses, charities and non-profits, all while staying in touch with family, friends and their hometowns. Hometown Giving helps local charities and non-profits by providing them a free, central location for donations. Therefore, making it much easier for donors to find and support these local causes. 

Hometown Giving

KidCents from the Rite Aid Foundation:

With KidCents, any purchase you make at RiteAid is rounded to the nearest dollar (example: if your total is $12.75, you will be charged $13.00 and the extra $.25 gets donated to CFS). Click here to learn more about signing up today!


Amazon Smiles:

If you shop on, they will donate 0.5% of each purchase back to CFS at no additional cost to you! Click here to support CFS while you shop!

(1) Visit, (2) Sign in with your normal Amazon account information, (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 and find the same products and prices as always 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 to learn more.