Make a difference in a child’s life.

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia has been finding lifetime families for West Virginia children since 1896. But, at this moment, the need for our services is the greatest it’s ever been: more families are in crisis, and more kids are in need of safe and stable homes.

We’re confident, though, that the tools and resources we need to care for every child do exist. It’s just a matter of bringing them all together—and you can help. By donating today, you can help us create spaces of belonging and circles of support around kids, map out brighter futures, and transform worlds. Make a difference in a child’s life now.

How to Give

Donations to CHS may be made via credit card on-line through Network for Good or PayPal. These sites accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover and will forward your gift directly to CHS.


    ***You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate via PayPal. PayPal accepts straight debt/credit cards as payment.***

***When making a PayPal payment, please use the “Please add special instructions to seller” text box on your paypal page to notify us  where you would  like your contribution to be noted. i.e., location, program, fundraiser, etc, etc.***


In-Kind Contributions

In-Kind Contributions are a way for you to contribute good such as; clothing, household items, real or personal property, school supplies, and infant care items, just to name a few. In-Kind contributions are needed and provide an additional way for us to help families in need. In-Kind contributions help children and families with special assistance, such as food, clothing, household items, infant care items and school supplies.


The Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)

The Children’s Home Society participates in the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). Businesses and individuals who contribute to NIP organizations are eligible to receive up to 50% of the contributed amount in the form of state tax credits. (Example – A $500 contribution = a $250 tax credit) Donors may use  the credits to reduce liability for the following West Virginia taxes:

• Personal Income Tax

• Corporate Net Income Tax

• Business Franchise Tax

The minimum eligible donation is $500.


About the Neighborhood Investment Program

The Neighborhood Investment program was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1996 to increase charitable giving to local non-profit organizations. The program allows 501(c)3 designated charitable organizations to apply for tax credit vouchers. These organization then distribute the vouchers to businesses and individuals who contribute to the organizations. By donating to approved NIP organizations, contributions can support their communities and earn credits to reduce certain West Virginia taxes.