How Can You Help?
Your gifts, both large and small, will ensure that our family’s basic needs will be met. You will also provide safety, power, nurture, purpose, and other critical support to help overcome the trauma of their past and be prepared for a healthy successful future.
Planned Giving /
Time and Talent
Sponsor a Family
Gift by Check
In addition to the fast, simple, and secure ways that you can make a gift online, HCS is honored to accept your gift made by personal check. Make a donation by mailing a check to Holy Cross Services, 1030 N River Rd., Saginaw MI 48609.
There are many items HCS needs year-round to support ongoing operations and programs. Download a PDF version of our “wish list” here. Gifts and services in-kind are a vital element in enabling HCS to meet its vision and mission.
“Amazon Smile” Awards:
Did you know that when you shop for anything at Amazon using the AmazonSmile link, They donate to Holy Cross Services? It costs you nothing extra. Just click the link and there is nothing more you need to do.
Simply visit https://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for Holy Cross Services either by name or UX593 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
Donating cryptocurrency directly to a Holy Cross Services is more tax efficient and can save you money. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return.
Planned Giving / Transfer Giving/1948 Society
Planned Giving Include a gift to HCS in your trust and estate plans and leave a legacy for generations
Join the 1948 Legacy Circle
The following gift vehicles can be used to join the 1948 Legacy Circle:
- Name Holy Cross Services as a beneficiary in your will or revocable trust.
- Life Insurance Policies
- Name Holy Cross Services owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.
- Retirement Assets
- Donate an individual retirement account (IRA) and mandatory deduction rollover, 401k, 403b, or other retirement asset.
- Real Estate or Personal Property
- Donate an asset outright or in a retained life estate
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Create a trust that pays an income during your life with the remainder going to Holy Cross Services
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Create a trust that pays an income to Holy Cross Services for a specified term.
Donor Advised Funds:
allows you to support our mission and receive an immediate tax reduction as you give your support over time.
Individuals age 70½ can donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.
Stocks & Securities:
Many donors are now making gifts to us in the form of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits. For additional details on the options listed above the HCS staff is available to work with you and your attorney in planning a legacy gift so that your intentions are fully understood and carried out.
Tribute / Memorial Gifts
From birthdays to Anniversaries, there are many occasions to celebrate someone special in your life while supporting the families at HCS.
Provide Tribute Gift Here
Take comfort in knowing that your loved one’s memory will be honored by helping families stay connected.
Provide Memorial Gift Here
Holy Cross Services hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Follow the link to see what current fundraisers you might become involved with.
Time and Talent
All of us have special talents or gifts. Occasionally HCS needs volunteers to help with our programs or events. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The official store of Holy Cross Services.
Visit our Bonfire store where all items are designed by the people we serve and our team
Purchase the 2023 Monthly Raffle Calendar with artwork designed by the people we serve.
Sponsor a Family
For $35 give a child an opportunity to feel safety and comfort
For $25 a month make sure there is always a meal for those who are hungry
Host a fundraiser
If you are interested in organizing and hosting a fundraising event of your own in support of Holy Cross Services, get in touch! As appropriate, a representative of the HCS may be available to attend your event.
Underwrite a Social Activity for our Families
Halloween/Thanksgiving/Holidays/Spring Break/Field Trips/Summer Fun/Graduation Party/Birthday Party
The Anchor Society of Holy Cross Services stands as a testament to Holy Cross Services longevity. Throughout our history and many changes in the services we provide, these donors have kept us secure in our mission and continue to support our values. In the spirit of this, The Anchor Society recognizes individuals who make gifts to our organization in consecutive years. Consistent loyal support for HCS provides our families and participants the anchor for a better future.
There are four levels of Anchor Society membership, depending upon years of consecutive giving:
- Safety – Two to four years of consecutive giving
- Shared Power – Five to fourteen years of consecutive giving
- Nurture – Fifteen to twenty Four years of consecutive giving
- Purpose – More than twenty five years of consecutive giving
Download the Holy Cross Services brochure.
ABOUT HOLY CROSS SERVICES
HCS specializes in empowerment and trauma recovery for children and families engaged in the child welfare system and supporting our neighbors to end their episodes of homelessness. Although these areas of service have significant intersection, we operate our programs through three functional arms:
- Division of Family-Based Care and Youth Transition
- Division of Residential Care and Family Healing
- Division of Housing and Community Advocacy
Holy Cross Services is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation