Making a Gift to Family Resources
Although many of our programs and services receive funding from state and federal sources, that funding does not cover all of our needs in order to provide vital services and programs to local individuals, children and families in crisis. The generosity of corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals help us to provide such things as anti-bullying and anti-gang programs in our schools; direct assistance to mothers and their children to find a new safe home and restart their lives after living in our Shelters; or helping a foster care family with unforeseen medical expenses or to purchase extra winter clothing for their growing children. You can help with an unrestricted gift or you can choose to direct your support to one of our current projects or programs.
These are ways that you can help:
We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. Pledges with annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly payments can also be arranged. Simply mail your gift to:
Family Resources Development Office
2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803
Family Resources holds several special fundraising events during each year that you can help support. Please check our events calendar for special event dates and details.
Memorials and Special Occasion Gifts
These are ways that you can designate your gift to provide a living tribute to someone who has died or to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special occasion. Simply provide this information with your gift and we will notify those who you request with an announcement. However, we do not divulge the amount given. Use our secure online donation form.
Gifts of Stocks or Bonds
Please contact the Development Office (address above) to assist you and your broker in making these types of gifts.
Kay Gardner Memorial Endowment Fund
This fund started in 2005 honors the memory of Kay Gardner, a Quad City social worker dedicated to improving the lives of families. Through her guidance the current Quad City Domestic Violence Advocacy Program was started and the Quad City Domestic Violence Shelter was opened. This fund will help to ensure the continued operations of the Shelter. Gifts made to this endowment fund by Iowa residents will qualify them for a 20% state income tax credit on the total amount of their gift through the Endow Iowa program, in addition to federal income tax charitable deductibility. Gifts to this fund can be sent to the Development Office address shown above or to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend where this fund is managed. Use our secure online donation form.
Family Resources Endowment Fund
This fund helps support the general operations of the agency wherever the need may be the greatest. Gifts to this endowment fund by Iowa residents also will also qualify them for a 20% state income tax credit on the total amount of the gift through the Endow Iowa program, in addition to federal income tax charitable deductibility. Gifts to this fund can be sent to the Development Office address shown above or to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend where this fund is managed. Use our secure online donation form.
Family Resources Muscatine Endowment Fund
A second Family Resources Endowment Fund was established in 2009 specifically to support our programs and services in the Muscatine community. Gifts to the fund can be sent to either our Family Resources Muscatine Office at 119 Sycamore Street, Suite 200, Muscatine, Iowa52761 or directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, 208 W. 2nd Street, Suite 213, Muscatine, Iowa52761, where the fund is maintained. Use our secure online donation form.
Planned Gifts - The Annie Wittenmyer Heritage Society
By notifying us that you have decided to "Leave a Legacy" by including our organization in your will or estate plan you will become a member of this very special group of donors. Unless otherwise specified, unrestricted bequests go into our Endowment where the principal is never touched and only the interest earned each year is used. To make a bequest gift simply ask your attorney to use this language in structuring your will or estate: "I give to Family Resources, Inc. the sum of ________dollars ($_____) or _____ % of my residuary estate or ______ property (describe same) for its general use and purpose." Planned gifts of life insurance, stocks, assets, or charitable gift annuities can also be arranged by contacting our Development Office.
If you need professional assistance from a financial advisor or attorney in preparing a planned gift, our Development Office can be of service to help you in finding one.
Donations of Items, Services & Property
Called "In-Kind" gifts, we frequently have an unmet need for items of clothing, toys, furniture, house wares and personal care items for our children and Shelter residents as well as the need for donated equipment and services. While these needs vary throughout the year below is a list of our most common continual needs and items due to space limitations and resources that we do not accept. In-kind donations are tax deductible only for the "fair-market value" of the item or service as determined by the donor and all items must be in clean and usable condition.
For donations of property or real estate, please contact the Development Office (address above) for assistance and information.
We will accept:
- High chairs
- Infant car seats
- Cell phones (for our domestic violence clients)
- Clothing for women, children and infants
- Dresses and business clothing for women
- Bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture
- Small dressers
- Household items (pots, pans, dishes, utensils, towels, etc.)
- Baby diapers and pull-ups of all sizes
- Baby wipes, sippy cups, playpens, strollers
- Baby lotion, powder, shampoo
- Blankets, pillows, quilts, sheets & sheet protectors (full & twin)
- Soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, personal care items
- Ethnic beauty and cosmetic products
- Microwaves, toasters, small appliances
- Cereal, juice boxes, dried fruit, baby food, pastas, canned foods, condiments, boxed meals, snack foods
- Brooms, vacuums, cleaning items and products
- Toys & games
- Televisions, radios, alarm clocks
- Seasonal items: winter coats, hats, scarves, boots, gloves for women and children
- New or good/used sporting equipment (for our alternative school)
- Musical instruments and art supplies (for our alternative school)
- Laptop computers, office furniture, office equipment (please call first)
We do not accept:
- Vehicles, campers, trailers
- Extremely large items that may require special pickup
- Stuffed toys (due to health precautions)
Items may be dropped-off at any of the following locations during normal business hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. If in doubt about an item or if it is extremely large, please call ahead to make sure we can actually use it or store it.
At the time of drop-off you will be given a "Donation Form" acknowledging receipt of your gift for your income tax purposes.
Family Resources Wittenmyer Youth Campus
2800 Eastern Avenue
Family Resources Moline Office
1521 47th Avenue
Family Resources Muscatine Office
119 Sycamore Street #200