Turn Your Compassion Into Action
Monetary donations are the best way to make the greatest impact on the young families at Florence Crittenton. Donations in any amount help offset their everyday costs, such as food, clothing, and necessary items; help with larger projects such as building maintenance, renovations, expanding and improving programs and capacity building are also vital. Whether a business, civic organization, church or individual, you can make a difference. Donations are accepted online, by mail, or in person at our Development office at 901 North Harris, Helena, MT. Florence Crittenton Home & Services is a registered 501(c)(3), all donations are tax deductible.
MORE WAYS TO GIVE
There are many other ways to give to the young families at Florence Crittenton. Consider these options in you or your organization’s giving plans for the year:
Become a Believer's Circle Member
YOU can multiply the impact you have on young families by joining our Believer’s Circle and choosing to make a small donation each month or quarter.
No donation is too small and they add up throughout the year to make a larger impact! Donations can be made at your convenience by mail, or we can set you up on auto-draft.
Interested in becoming a Believer? Sign up now!
Please contact Amy Smiedala 406-442-6950 x 204, or [email protected] for more information.
Corporate & Civic Giving
Corporate partnerships are an important aspect of Florence Crittenton’s fundraising efforts, and bring great value to both FCHS and businesses. We are all part of the communities we serve, often times even serving the same clients. By partnering together, we can offer a more cohesive set of services to clients, increase community awareness, and maintain sustainability in all local business practices.
For more information on Corporate Giving contact Brittney Shirley at 406.442.6950 x205, or [email protected]
Event sponsorships are a great way to support FCHS and gain valuable exposure for your business. Florence Crittenton holds 2 main events during the year, Paint the Town Pink and Support Our Girls. These events contain sponsorship packages that include advertising, tickets to the event, placement in programs, media time, exposure on FCHS’s website and event websites, and recognition in FCHS’s two newsletters.
Employee Giving Programs and Corporate Matching
Many companies offer a matching gift program as a benefit to their employees. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out what you can do to start helping the young families at Florence Crittenton!
Civic Organization & Faith Communities
Faith Communities/Civic Groups:
Monetary donations are the easiest way to make the greatest impact on the young families at Florence Crittenton. Donations in any amount help offset everyday costs for young families, such as food, clothing, and necessary items; help with larger projects such as building maintenance, renovations, expanding programs and capacity building is also vital. Donations are accepted online, by mail, or in person at our Development office at 901 North Harris, Helena, MT.
Donations of gift cards for groceries, household items, and gas cards are also great ways to support the immediate needs of families at Florence Crittenton.
IDEAS FOR YOUR GROUP
- Consider a special offering
- Your group can become a Believer Circle member
- Host a baby shower or Mother’s Day luncheon/tea with proceeds benefitting the families at Florence Crittenton.
- Inquire about funding a special project at Florence Crittenton.
Florence Crittenton staff are always happy to make a presentation to your group or at your event. For more information on ways your group can become involved, or to schedule a presentation please contact Amy Smiedala at 406.442.6950 x204, or [email protected].
Leaving a Legacy
In Kind & Volunteering
In-Kind and Volunteering
In-kind donations can provide assistance by reducing Florence Crittenton’s direct expenses, as well as add valuable experiences for the young families at FCH.
Due to a very blessed summer of donations, we are currently not in the need of any gently used mom or baby clothing items or baby equipment.
For a detailed description of current needs please call Amy Smiedala 406.442.6950 or email [email protected]
Gas cards to Costco, Exxon, Cenex or Sinclair stations help us to transport young families to their well-baby and healthy pregnancy appointments. Gift cards to Costco, Walmart and Target help young families and staff to purchase nutritional food and much needed supplies for young mamas and their babies.
Donation of Products/Services
Does your business provide a service that the home could use? Many services provided by local business can really help us cut down on our everyday expenses. We are always in need of car washes, oil changes and other car maintenance, carpet cleaning, snow removal, office supplies, lawn care and much more.
Recreational and Life Skills Activities
We encourage our young families to engage in healthy activities with their families.
- Donations of tickets to local sporting, cultural, and community events are welcomed and encouraged. Please note we must receive notification at least 10 days prior to the event for planning purposes.
- Activities that can be brought to our facility, or can be enjoyed at a private facility are great opportunities. Examples of activities include yoga or exercise classes, life skills presentations such as budgeting or buying a car, baby massage, etc.
Help make the holiday season special for the young moms and their babies in our residential programs by joining our Santa’s Helpers and Giving Trees.
- Santa’s Helpers assist in coordinating delivering wish lists to giving tree locations, collecting items, organizing and wrapping gifts.
- Giving Tree locations are businesses or churches that put up a tree with gift tags for gifts requested by our young clients. Items are collected from Giving Tree locations by Santa’s Helpers.
- For more information on Santa’s Helpers contact Emily Roehm at 406.442.6950 x 215 , or [email protected].
For more information on in-kind donations contact Amy Smiedala at 406.442.6950 x204, or [email protected]
Florence Crittenton volunteers enrich the lives of our young moms, their children, and staff. Serving as little as one hour per week, you can provide encouragement, boost someone’s self-esteem, and brighten someone’s future. Choose the volunteer program that will make the best use of your personal talents, and feel good about giving of yourself!
Here are some current volunteer needs:
- Babysitters Program (Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age)
- Group Time Babysitters
- On Call Babysitters
- Child Enrichment Center & Preschool Volunteer Program
For a complete job description of each volunteer opportunity please visit our Employment page
All of our volunteers apply and must pass a criminal and child protective services background check. For more information on volunteering and minimal fees associated with running the background checks, please contact Emily Roehm, Client Services Coordinator at 406.442-6950 x215 or [email protected]
DAY OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIC & CHURCH GROUPS
Put your compassion to action by serving: there are many ways that you, a group of friends, or your civic, work, or church group can help Florence Crittenton Families.
Cooking and Meal Preparation: Put on your chef’s hat! Volunteer groups gather and utilize recipes and ingredients that we provide to prepare meals and stock our freezer for busy days.
Facilities Projects: Volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves help by deep cleaning certain areas of our Home, sort donations, paint and perform light building maintenance, depending on the talents and expertise of the group.
Outdoor Projects: Warm-weather projects include grounds keeping, flower bed planting and cleaning/maintenance of the outside of our building.
Garden Upkeep: Calling all Gardeners! Each spring and summer, our girls learn about planting, maintaining, harvesting and cooking their own vegetables and fruit in our on-site garden. We could use volunteers to help with general maintenance, including regular weeding and upkeep. This could include a one-time project mid-spring or summer, could be a weekly weeding project for an individual or group, or could be an end-of-season garden clean-up project.
For more information about one-day or ongoing volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Emily Roehm at 442-6950 x215 or [email protected]
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901 N Harris St
Helena, MT 59601-3000
Compassion in Action