Family Service has more than a century of experience
building the capacity of people to help themselves and others.
Three easy ways to change lives through Family Service:
- By check: Please make your check payable to Family Service and mail it to: Family Service, 405 S. State, Champaign, IL 61820. Please make sure that we have your name and address so we can acknowledge your gift.
- By automatic electronic transfer: You can arrange to have monthly donations to Family Service automatically deducted from your bank account and transferred to our account. Download and complete this printable ACH authorization form (PDF) and mail it to: Family Service, 405 S. State, Champaign, IL 61820.
- By credit card: Pay conveniently and securely with your credit card via PayPal below.
Make the impact you want with your gift:
Unrestricted donations give us the maximum flexibility to meet the greatest needs.
Designated donations to a specific program or service allow you to make a difference where you have the greatest passion.
Memorial gifts allow you to honor someone who is deceased and honorary gifts celebrate someone who is living.
Today, Family Service makes a difference for thousands of people in our community each year with an annual budget of $1.7 million. We constantly evolve to serve the changing needs of our community. The demand for our services is growing rapidly. As just one example of the growing demand for services, requests for rides in our Senior Transportation program have increased more than 400% in the last five years.
Our ability to meet these growing needs is limited only by available resources. Our greatest challenges are fundraising and volunteer recruitment to meet these increased demands. Although Family Service is a private, non-profit agency, we do receive funding for many of our services from the federal, state and local governments. State and federal funding cuts and long payment delays threaten the future of these services.
In light of the current reality of state and federal budgets, we are now too reliant on government support. Our goal is to receive at least half of our annual support from non-government sources, including our donors, to improve our funding balance. Eighty-five cents of every dollar in our budget is spent on client services. Without increased support from our donors, we will be unable to maintain current service levels and will be unable to expand to meet growing needs.
For more than 100 years, Family Service of Champaign County has evolved to meet your needs and the needs of our community. At some point we all need a little help. We need your help today. Your strong support will help us meet the needs of our community, today and well into the future.
Your gift today is an investment that will pay
dividends to our community for generations to come.
Your donation to Family Service is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Family Service is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from us as a record for your tax purposes. Consult with your legal or financial advisor for specifics about your situation.