Ways to Give

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

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 donation page.

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 even more impact on future generations. You can too. You’ll be helping end homelessness one 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 West Michigan 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, diversify your portfolio 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 income tax deduction.

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



Wish List

Donations by appointment only

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 we need most.

We are accepting in-kind donations by appointment. To schedule yours, please email volunteer@familypromisewm.org.

Winter Coats & Boots
Sheets (Twin, Full & Queen)
Shower Curtains & Rings
Baby Wipes
Glass Cleaner

Broom & Dustpan
Multipurpose Cleaner
Laundry Detergent
Dish Soap
Dish Towels
Pots & Pans
Dishes & Silverware
Coffee Makers

Can Openers
Pam Cooking Spray
Chicken Broth
Pasta Sauce
Hamburger Helper
Peanut Butter
Trail Mix

Donations can be dropped off at your appointment time at our Family Promise Day Center:
516 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503



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 Kent County to support affordable homeownership for families in our community. 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. Please contact us to discuss your donation.




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