Give Now

Your donation today—whether large or small—makes a difference! Donations made will help us support our birthmothers with counseling and support services; will help a child join a loving family through one of our foster care, or domestic infant adoption programs; and will help us assist adoptive families and adoptees through their lifelong journey. Thank you for your dedication to helping create families!

Fundraising

You can help support HFS as an individual or organization. Whether you are a Girl Scout troop, religious institution, civic organization, school or individual interested in raising funds for a birthday, anniversary or other celebration, we welcome your help.

Contact us to learn more about Fundraising

Volunteer

You can make a difference in children and families’ lives by volunteering with HFS. We rely on our wonderful volunteers to help with many aspects of our operations. If you have a heart for children and want to contribute your time and talents to expand our efforts, we invite you to join us as a volunteer!

Contact us to inquire about volunteering for HFS

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

In-Kind Donations

Currently HFS is in need of the following items:

  • Newborn and preemie sized clothing
  • Gift cards to grocery stores for expectant mothers
  • Diapers (newborn and preemie size)
  • Wet wipes
Programs for Your Support

HFS is proud to provide many of our services free of charge to our clients with the wonderful support of our donors.  Here are some of the items that you can provide support for:

Nurse Care and Counseling Support ($100 and up)

Our nurse, Connie O’Neill, RN, has been serving our birth mothers and adoptive parents for over 20 years.  Connie specialized in pediatric care and uses her years of experience to provide in-home support for our new adoptive parents, including bathing, burping and baby massage.  For our birth mothers, especially first timers, Connie, as a certified doula, educates them on their body changes and on warning signs and labor techniques. Her services cost $100/hr which is all paid for through generous donations.  Consider donating an hour or even several to support our birth mothers and new parents.

Birth Mother Support ($50 and up)

At HFS, we have a birth parent fund that helps support our birth mothers financially while she is pregnant and recovering pospartum.  This fund pays for very specific, pregnancy related support (such as food, rent, utilities, clothing, medical costs and travel to appointments, social worker time with birth parents, and legal fees related to court termination of parental rights).  All of our adoptive parents pay into the fund, but donations support the fund to keep costs down for our families.

Outreach and Education Support ($50 and up)

Young women in an unplanned pregnancy, potential adoptive and foster parents, and medical professionals are often unaware of the resources and support services available to them and their clients. HFS’ Outreach and Education team connects with the community and builds relationships by sharing an informed, clear, meaningful message about the option of adoption and our lifelong services. Support our team with your donation of $50 or more to help provide out community with this important information.

Christmas Presents for our Foster Youth ($40 and up)

All children love the wonder and excitement of Christmas.  Help provide a special gift under the tree to one or several of our foster youth.  With your donation, our staff/volunteers, will select a personal gift for our children in care.

Make a gift to support a particular HFS program that resonates with you by donating now

Legacy Gifts

What could be more joyful than leaving a legacy that perpetuates your values? Consider a legacy gift to HFS Adoption & Foster Care when you are evaluating your personal, family and financial needs as well as your long term charitable giving. Bequests, Beneficiary Designations, Life Insurance, Securities. Gifts both large and small are important. Take the time to consider your options carefully and plan your gift in consultation with family, lawyer or financial advisor. What legacy would you like to leave the world? Please contact us for more information.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honor a friend, colleague or loved one, while helping to continue the HFS mission. CELEBRATE a birthday or anniversary. HONOR a family members accomplishment! REMEMBER a loved one by making a donation in their memory. When you make a tribute gift, a personalized card will be sent to the person you wish to honor. In a memorial gift, the card is sent to the family of the individual being honored. This notification includes your name as the donor but does not include the amount of the gift. To make a Tribute Gift, please contact us.

Donor Recognition Program

Associates ($200 – 499)

The original core of support for HFS that was started by Dolores Hope who asked her friends and HFS supporters to donate at the $200 level to help continue the work of HFS. All donor at this level receive a personal letter from the Executive Director.

Sponsors ($500 – 999)

Personal letter from the Exec Director and an update on the programs supported, Listing on our website and an HFS gift.

Leaders ($1000 – 1948)

Personal letter from the Exec Director and an update on the programs supported, Recognition in our annual report Listing on our website and an HFS gift.

1949 Society – Benefactors ($1949 +)

With your donation or $1949 or more you will receive 10 tickets to our 70th Anniversary Auction Gala and a reserved table at the event, Special recognition in our Program and on our website, and an HFS gift.

To learn more and to make a donation, please contact us.

Our Supporters

HFS thanks our generous, long-time sponsors for their tireless support of
Southern California’s children and families.

Thank you for your support!

1949 Society Benefactors
$1,949+

$50,000+

Adoption Guild of Southern CA

$10,000 – $49,999

Armen & Susan Chakmakian*

Lee Graff Foundation

Mozilo Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Matt & Marianne Wright*

$1,949 – $4,999

Anonymous via Facebook

Peter & Julie Brown**

Ceres Foundation

John & Marti Farley*

Fidelity Charitable

The Rev. Pat Hendrickson & The Rev. Katherine Lewis

I.U.O.E. Local

Douglas Kendall

Larry & Mary Kent

KLM Foundation

David Mascarina

Kenneth Robbins

Kendall & Trecia Simmonds*

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Los Angeles

John* & SaraJane Thies

Ronald & Marilyn Trepp

Leaders
$1,000 – $1,948

Carolyn Barnes*

Paul & Beth Cohen

Mark & Sandra Fischer

Pauline Han

Brad Howard & Debra Presson

Deno Kidde*

Randall Mehl

David Mozilo

Claus & Traudi Preute

George & Nancy Rothwell

Dick & Judy Rubin

John & Irene Sharpe

Anthony & Jennifer Stanley

The Rt. Rev. John Taylor & Kathleen O’Connor

Sponsors
$500 – $999

Julie Ahlert

Robert & Carol Anderson

James Brown

The Rev. Jenifer Chatfield*

Joseph Dimento & Deborah Newquist

Brian & Carol Drake

Sithy Farook

Mary Giammona

Fred & Carol Gregory

Nan Heard

Bill & Cynthia Hsu

Ellen Leggett

Craig & Maura Lemon*

Don & Yayoi Matsumiya

The Rev. Margaret McCauley

Robert Naples

Richard & Isabel Oxford

Janis Rosebrook

Nancy Sable

Saint Mark’s Altadena

Terry Seidler

St. Andrew’s, Fullerton

The Church of the Epiphany, OakPark

The McGrath Family Fund

The Walt Disney Co. Foundation, matching

Joseph Zanetta*