You can make a difference for the children of West Virginia – our future – by providing
financial support or volunteering your time.

Financial Support

Contributions. Contributions of any amount are appreciated and all gifts are tax deductible. You can be assured 100% of your gift will go to programs and services. Donor wishes are always honored. You may designate a specific program or site to receive your gift.   Gifts to the Society may be made via credit card on-line through networkforgood.  This site accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover and will forward your gift to the Society.

Memorial/Honor Gifts. A contribution given “in memory of” or “in honor of” a friend or relative can be a very gratifying tribute while providing assistance to children in crisis. Memorial gifts are acknowledged immediately to the family of the deceased per your instructions, giving the name of the donor only. Honor gifts are acknowledged to the person you designate, giving the name of the donor only.

Capital Campaigns. Currently the Society is conducting special fundraising campaigns for the development of emergency shelter facilities for children and youth in need of out-of-home care in Cabell/Wayne and Wood County areas. The Huntington Children’s Shelter and the Arthur N. Gustke Shelter in Parkersburg will welcome your gift and your interest.  Your gift to either of these campaigns will help ensure shelter care is available in these locations for more than 200 children annually.


You can help the Children’s Home Society pay for repair and maintenance of our Emergency Child Shelters and at the same time earn credits to reduce your West Virginia taxes!

We currently care for up to 97 children a day in 10 emergency shelter facilities located throughout West Virginia. As you can imagine, keeping these facilities well maintained is a constant challenge.

Now, thanks to the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP), businesses and individuals who contribute $500 or more to the Children’s Home Society for the purpose of Emergency Shelter repair and maintenance are eligible to receive up to 50% of the amount contributed in the form of state tax credits. These credits are in additions to any Federal tax deductions for which you may qualify.

The NIP program is simple. Send us a contribution of over $500 and we will send you a tax credit voucher for 50% of your contributions. You will attach the voucher to the appropriate tax form and deduct the credit from the amount of taxes due.

Contact your accountant or Children’s Home Society Director of Development and Philanthropy, Mark Drennan, for more information or simply send a contribution to the Society at PO Box 2942, Charleston, WV 25330 and mark your check or the envelope as a “NIP Shelter Maintenance Contribution.”

Planned Giving. Give a gift with a legacy to tomorrow’s children in need as well as today’s children. Your gift to one of the Society’s Endowment funds will provide services to children in need and their families for years into the future. For additional information e-mail us at [email protected] or call (304) 346-0795.

Other Ways to Help. In addition to their direct financial support, many individuals, businesses, community groups and churches contribute much needed equipment, clothing supplies and services to our programs. Annually, during the holiday season the Society publishes the “Christmas Needs List” with gift ideas for each program and site. To receive a copy, e-mail us at [email protected] or call (304) 346-0795.  To learn about ways to volunteer, click here.

Note: When making a contribution, please make your check payable to the
Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a 501-( c )-( 3 ), non-profit organization serving children and their families throughout West Virginia. All contributions are tax deductible. The Society is registered with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office. West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, Building 1, Suite 157K, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. This registration does not imply endorsement.