The Best Ways to Show Your Support for NCHS

November 9, 2023 | 7 min read

At NCHS, we offer a diverse range of services curated to cater to different needs. From educational classes for new parents and support groups for grandparents to pregnancy counseling, adoption support, foster care preparation, and early childhood education, our mission is to be there for families and children in need, regardless of their life stage.

We greatly appreciate the support of our community, as we are a non-profit organization that relies on it to continue our mission. Through various avenues like monetary donations, legacy giving, matching gifts, donation partners, volunteer opportunities, and donating items, you can contribute to our cause. Your support enables NCHS to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of countless children in our community.

This blog showcases numerous impactful ways in which you, as a supporter of NCHS, can make a substantial difference and offer valuable assistance. Continue reading to discover additional ways to demonstrate your support.

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Monetary Donations

One of the most impactful ways to show support for NCHS is through a monetary donation. Your generous contribution can help fund critical programs and services that benefit children and families in need. Here are just a few of the benefits of making a monetary donation to NCHS:

  • Provides vital support: Your donation helps NCHS continue to provide essential resources and support to families in our community, including parenting classes, counseling services, and educational programs.
  • Ensures accessibility: NCHS is committed to making its services accessible to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation helps ensure that every family can receive the support they need to thrive.
  • Makes a lasting impact: By donating to NCHS, you are making a direct impact on the lives of children and families in our community. Your contribution can help break the cycle of poverty, abuse, and neglect and set families on a path towards success.

Making a monetary donation to NCHS is easy and convenient. You can choose to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation to provide ongoing support. Simply visit our website and click on the "Donate" button to get started. You can choose the amount you would like to give and select from a variety of payment options, including credit card and PayPal.

Legacy Giving

Another impactful way to show support for NCHS is through legacy giving. Legacy giving, also known as planned giving, refers to charitable donations that individuals make through their estate plans. It involves making a lasting commitment to NCHS by including the organization in your will or other estate planning documents. Through legacy giving, donors can leave a lasting impact on the organization they care about and ensure that their values and beliefs are upheld beyond their lifetime.

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Benefits of Legacy Giving

Legacy giving offers several benefits for both NCHS and donors. For NCHS, legacy gifts provide a reliable source of funding that can be used to support ongoing programs and services. These gifts are often used to create endowments, fund scholarships, or support special initiatives. Legacy gifts can also help NCHS plan for the future, as they provide a stable source of revenue that can be counted on for years to come.

For donors, legacy giving offers a way to make a difference that may not have been possible during their lifetime. It allows individuals to leave a tangible legacy that reflects their values and beliefs. Legacy giving also provides tax benefits, as charitable bequests are often tax-deductible. By including NCHS in your estate plans, you can help ensure that the organization can continue to provide essential services to the community for generations to come.

Options for Legacy Giving

Legacy giving can take many forms, depending on your financial situation and personal preferences. Some popular options for legacy giving include:

  • Bequests or Estate Gifts: A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. Individuals can leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of their estate to NCHS.
  • Charitable Trusts: Charitable trusts allow individuals to make a donation to NCHS while retaining an income stream from the donated assets. These trusts can provide tax benefits to donors and their heirs.
  • Life Insurance Policies: Donors can name NCHS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. This allows individuals to make a significant gift without affecting their current finances.
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Matching Gifts and Donation Partners

An excellent way to amplify the impact of your donation to NCHS is to take advantage of the many matching gift programs offered by companies. These programs often match employees' donations to designated charitable organizations, effectively doubling the impact of your gift.

In addition to matching gifts, NCHS also offers opportunities to support its mission through donation partners. Our Giving Partners make it easy to support NCHS while also purchasing products you want and need. Here are a few of our partners:

  • Baker's Community Rewards: Every time you shop with your Baker’s Plus card, NCHS will receive a donation. Simply designate NCHS as your rewards recipient using the account number MX609.
  • TAGG: Participating businesses will donate 5% of your purchase to NCHS when you use the TAGG app. Simply download the app and start supporting NCHS today.
  • eBay for Charity: Donate a portion of your sales and/or purchases by favoriting Nebraska Children's Home Society through eBay's eBay for Charity program.
  • PayPal Giving Fund: When you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, 100% of your donation goes to NCHS.

By taking advantage of matching gift programs and donation partners, you can maximize the impact of your support for NCHS and help us continue to provide critical resources and services to families and children in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with NCHS can be a rewarding and impactful way to support children and families in Nebraska. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available:

      • Join the BRANCH volunteer group: BRANCH is a group of young professionals who work to build support for NCHS by organizing events, fundraising, and building awareness.
      • Provide Childcare for Support Groups and Classes: Provide a safe and engaging environment for children while their parents and caregivers attend classes and support groups.
      • Host a Diaper Drive: Get your workplace, church, neighborhood or civic group involved in collecting diapers and wipes for the children we serve across the state.
      • Annual Gift Card Drive: Help collect donations of gift cards for children and families during the holiday season.
      • Advocate for Nebraska's Children and Families: Use your voice and platform to raise awareness about the needs of children and families in Nebraska and support NCHS's work.

Donating Items

Donating items to NCHS can help provide essential supplies to families who may be struggling financially or facing unexpected challenges. Through these donations, NCHS is able to provide support and resources to families facing challenges and help them build a strong foundation for well-being.

List of Accepted Items

NCHS accepts various new and unused items as donations, including:

      • Diapers
      • Pull-Ups-style disposable training pants
      • Baby wipes
      • Infant car seats
      • Convertible car seats
      • Clothing (sizes newborn to 5T)
      • Socks and underwear (sizes 2T to 10)
      • Children’s books
      • Walmart gift cards ($10, $25, $50)
      • Target gift cards ($10, $25, $50)
      • Gas gift cards ($10, $25, $50)

Ways to Donate Items

If you are interested in donating items to NCHS, there are various ways to do so. You can drop off your donations at your nearest NCHS office, or you can contact NCHS for more information on how to donate.

By donating new and unused items, you can help support NCHS's mission to put children first and provide them with a safe and loving home. Your donations can make a positive impact on families in need and help NCHS continue to provide essential support and resources to those who need it most.

Your support truly makes a difference. It helps us provide critical resources and support to families in need, and helps us continue to expand our programs and offerings to serve even more people.

We invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of children and families. Whether it’s through a donation, volunteer work, or simply spreading the word about our mission, your support helps us provide a safe and loving home for every child in our community. Together, we can build a brighter future for us all. Visit to get started.