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Ways to Give

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Family Promise has many ways to give and each one makes an incredible impact on the life of a child experiencing homelessness in Barry County.

When a family loses their home, it also means they lose a lot of their possessions – kids have to leave behind their favorite toys, their beds and warm blankets. That’s where you come in. By making a monthly gift, you will be helping to provide those critical basic needs – the bare necessities – while providing a foundation of support for families who have hit this bump in the road.

You can be the reason a child has diapers, the reason a mom can get to work when her car breaks down, the reason a child has a safe place to lay their head at night. Each family in our shelter won’t have to worry about how they will get what they need for their kids. Thank you for helping give these families hope for a new home and a better future.

If you are interested in making a monthly gift, just select “Recurring Giving” on our Donate Page.
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Planned Giving

At Family Promise, we are passionate about ending family homelessness. Our supporters are too, and have left gifts in their wills or estate plans so they can have an even more impact on future generations. You can too. You'll be helping end homelessness on family at a time for years to come. There are a few different ways to do this:
Stock Gifts or Appreciated Securities
Donating stocks or mutual funds to Family Promise of Barry County is a smart and simple way to help protect families. By making a gift of appreciated securities, you may be able to avoid capital gains tax, diveristy for your portfoilio and secure a stream of income. 

Charitable Gift Annuity
This can provide you and/or another beneficiary with stable income for life. You may also receive an immediate icnome tax deduction. 

Planned Gift
You can further you charitable and financial goals and help children facing homelessness by making a planned gift to Family Promise of Barry County. We can help answer any questions you have and will work with you to find a gift that best fits your unique situation. 


Questions? Click here.

Wish List

Most families arrive at Family Promise with a few garbage bags of clothes and essential supplies. Everything else was left behind. When a family moves on from Family Promise, we send them off with the items they need to settle into their homes – and it takes a lot. Below is a list of the items to consider.


We are accepting in-kind donations by appointment.

Questions or want to schedule an appointment? Click here.

Remember, donations can be dropped off at your appointment time at our Family Promise Day Center. 

  • Winter Coats, Snowpants, Gloves/Hats, & Boots

  • Hangers

  • Pillows (Twin, Full, & Queen)

  • Bedding Sets/Comforters (Twin, Full & Queen)

  • Shower Curtains/Liners w/ Rings

  • Bathroom Mats

  • Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, body wash, feminine products, toothpaste & brushes, etc.)

  • Baby Wipes & Diapers

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Vacuums; Broom & Dustpan; Mops & Buckets

  • Laundry Supplies (soap, softener, dryer sheets, hampers/baskets)

  • Dish Soap & Sponges/Brillow Pads; Hand Soap

  • Towels (Bath, Hand, & Wash Cloths)

  • Pots & Pans; Baking Pans; Crockpot

  • Dishes (cups, mugs, plates, bowls, etc.)

  • Silverware & Cooking/Baking Utensils

  • Knives & Scissors

  • Seasoning, Cooking Spray, Olive Oil, etc.

  • Coffee Makers & Toasters

  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towel, etc.)

  • Can Openers & Pizza Cutter

  • Chicken Broth

  • Pasta Supplies (noodles, sauce, paste, diced tomatoes)

  • Canned Soups

  • Canned Fruits & Veggies

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • Hamburger Helper, Mac n Cheese, Ramen, etc.

  • Popcorn, Trail Mix, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, etc.

  • Cereal, Pancake Mix, etc.

You can access our Amazon Wish List for our Day Center Needs: CLICK HERE

Furniture Donation:

We gratefully accept a limited quantity of furniture in gently used condition for our families when they move into their homes. Any donations that our families can’t use will be passed on to Habitat for Humanity of Barry County to support affordable home ownership for families in our community, as well as Coverings4u. This allows many families to move into furnished homes, ready to pursue their goals and dreams and those of their children. Furniture must be approved before donation.

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Clothes Donation

Clothing Donation:

We gratefully accept a limited quantity of gently used or new clothing for all ages. If you have clothing to donate and we can't accept at time of donation, items can be passed on to Manna's Market or The Shack.  Click on their names for more information. 

Baby Item Donation:

We gratefully accept a limited quantity of gently used baby items. If you have baby items to donate and we can't accept at time of donation, Alpha Women's Center is a great resource for the community. 

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Ways To Connect

Help a homeless family on
their journey home. 

Host, feed, mentor - there are countless ways to help

Homeless or at-risk of losing your home? We can help.

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