Centers for Youth and Families

Centers for Youth and Families

Ways to Support + Current Needs


With your help, youth who come to The Centers for Youth and Families will find compassionate healing and create pathways for a more positive future.

Centers for Youth and Families cares for close to 2,000 children, youth and families from almost every county in Arkansas each year.

The Centers began in 1884 as the Children’s Aid Society. It evolved through mergers to the Little Rock Orphans Home in 1907, the Elizabeth Mitchell Memorial Home in 1947 and, in 1987, became Centers for Youth and Families. Over the past 140 years, The Centers has maintained a commitment to caring for children and youth who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or faced other difficult obstacles on their pathway to success.

Life is not picture perfect. Traumatic events may cause emotional and social challenges that make life seem impossible for your child and your family.

A gift to Centers for Youth and Families allows use your gift to be used immediately where it is needed most. Your gifts to The Centers are tax-deductible within the fullest extent of the law.

Ways You Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child in Need:

Phone

TEXT TO GIVE:
text @cfyf to 52014 with the amount


You can also give by calling Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 or 888-868-0023 (toll free).

Mail

Donations may be mailed to:

Centers for Youth and Families, Inc.
P. O. Box 251801
Little Rock, AR 72225-1801

Online

Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds

You may be able to increase your gift and your tax-deduction with a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you are age 70 ½ or older and must take a required minimum distribution from your IRA, you can give a gift to Centers for Youth and Families and reduce your tax burden by making the gift through an IRA rollover.

Federal legislation allows you to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA directly to a qualified 501(c)3 charity, such as Centers for Youth and Families. This Qualified Charitable Distribution is not taxable, but may qualify as part or all of your annual Required Minimum Distribution.

You can give up to $100,000 per taxpayer each tax year. Distributions must be made directly to the qualified charity by December 31 of the year in which you are making the Qualified Charitable Distribution.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Donor-advised Fund

You can make a gift to Centers for Youth and Families through your donor-advised fund, which may provide you with additional tax benefits.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Personal Property

You can make a gift of personal property, including art, automobiles, boats, furniture, equipment or other items that can easily be sold or used by The Centers and invested in caring for youth.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Endowment Fund

Your gifts can be designated for The Centers’ Endowment Fund to provide a forever fund to care for children and youth for years to come.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Leave a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is not an option reserved for only the wealthy! In fact, the longevity of a charitable organization depends on charitable bequests of all types. You can choose a variety of planned giving tools, such as a will, insurance policy, charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

Your legacy gift will be invested in growing the Endowment Fund at Centers for Youth and Families. If The Centers is in your estate plan or will, or you would like more information about including The Centers in your legacy giving call 501-666-9436.

While You Shop

Help youth at Centers while you shop with Amazon Smiles and Kroger Community Awards.

Did you know that through Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, the online retailer will donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to benefit the boys and girls at Centers? All you need to do is visit http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and select the Centers for Youth and Families Inc. as the charity you would like to support. Just make sure you go to http://www.smile.amazon.com/ when making your Amazon purchases, and .5% of your future purchases will benefit CFYF. It’s an easy way to help raise funds for The Centers!


Another easy way to shop and support CFYF is at your local Kroger store with your Kroger Plus Card.

To get started, visit the website krogercommunityrewards.com with your Kroger Plus Card and create a new account (or sign in if you already have an online account). If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, you can get one at the service desk of any Kroger store, and if you use your phone number at the register instead of a card, you may call 800-576-4377, select option 3 to get your Kroger Plus Card number to register your online account.

Once you sign up for your online account, click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number, confirm your information, and select the Centers for Youth and Families Inc. as your charity of choice. You should then see The Centers’ name on the right side of your information page.

Once you’ve registered your Kroger Plus card and linked it to CFYF, CFYF will begin receiving a portion of the sale every time you use your Kroger Plus card or phone number at the register. It’s just another easy way to support the children at Centers for Youth and Families!

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

In-kind Gifts

Your in-kind gifts of school supplies, personal hygiene products, board games, books, gently-used clothing and recreational supplies will be given to children and youth who live at The Centers or are served by our community programs.

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Volunteer

Get Involved

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Spread the Word

Share with others the work Centers for Youth and Families is doing for vulnerable children and youth in our state! Your show of support for The Centers will help build brighter futures for today’s youth in need.

Program Needs

Donations of physical items are always appreciated! Below, you will find some specific program needs
Donations can be dropped off at 5800 W. 10th St., Suite #402, Little Rock, AR 72204

Welcome Bags

Being admitted into a 24-hour treatment facility can be scary and traumatizing for anyone, especially children. The Centers for Youth and Families would like to provide a welcome bag for all children admitted into one of our 24-hour facilities. The items in the welcome bag will comfort and help a child that is transitioning into our programs.

Some items you can donate:
toothbrush
toothpaste
comb
composition notebook
pencils and colored pencils
small stuffed animals
playing cards
coloring books

School Supplies:
#2 pencils
erasers
electric pencil sharpeners
pocket folders with three brads
loose leaf paper (college & wide-ruled)
composition notebooks
cardstock
colored pencils
markers
glitter
glue & glue sticks
pipe cleaners
miscellaneous art supplies
children’s scissors
Walmart, Target gift cards for greatest need
monetary donation for greatest need

Call Centers for Youth and Families Foundation at 501-666-9436 for more information.

Planned Giving

Information on Planned Giving can be found here.

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