Your compassion is their best chance.

We all have a role to play in supporting northern Michigan’s most vulnerable children and families. We welcome anyone or any organization to partner with us as we strive to create communities where people are safe and healthy. Please consider a donation of your time or money in order to offer a hand up to those in our community who need help.

Executive Director, Gina Aranki, tells a touching story of how a seemingly hopeless situation turns into a forever home for one young man. 

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Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts create a powerful commitment to support children and families in our community for generations to come. These gifts ensure that our programs will continue indefinitely. Please consider CFS during your planned giving.

Stocks, QCD's, and other gifts

Please contact Linda Sommerville to learn more about how these non-cash gifts can benefit you as well as make an impact! You might be eligible to receive tax benefits in addition to furthering our mission.




There are various opportunities to visibly support CFS and market your business. Your logo will be featured on our website,  and e-blasts. Review our lists of sponsorship opportunities and/or contact us to learn more.

In-kind Gifts/
Wish Lists

We have a list of supplies needed for several CFS programs. We often hear from you, "how can we help?" Just click the link below to see our current list. Call our office to arrange drop off or to learn more! 



A donation to CFS is a wonderful way to honor someone. Click on the donate button below to begin your donation and let us know who you are honoring.



CFS has created a new foundation for giving. If you are interested in providing a lasting gift, please call us today or fill out the provided contact form on this page.



Many donors chose CFS as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of their IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan in order to realize their fully realize their savings' tax-free potential.

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Donate 0.5% of every Amazon purchase you make at no additional cost to you!

  1. In a new tab, sign into your personal Amazon account.

  2. Come back to this page and SELECT THIS LINK.

  3. Select the START SHOPPING tab and shop like you normally would.


0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan after transaction is completed.


Round up all Rite Aid online purchases to the next whole dollar amount by donated the remaining cents to CFS!


1. Create a wellness+ rewards account HERE.

2. While logged in, choose the “Select a Charity” option in the menu and select “CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF MICHIGAN” as your preferred charity

3. Your final purchase will be rounded to the next whole dollar amount, with the remaining change donated to CFS.


GoodShop (formerly GoodSearch) provides a database of digital coupons from more than 32,000 merchants including Amazon, Target, Staples, Best Buy, and more, by donating commissions earned from purchases at participating stores with CFS.


Visit to learn more.


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
Monthly Donor &
Regular Volunteer


Please fill out the contact form below to learn more about all types of charitable giving and we will be in touch with you shortly!

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