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!
Thanks to donors like you, HFS is proud to provide many services free of charge to our clients. Learn how you can help us support birth parents, foster youth, adoptive parents, and more.
The best way to support HFS is to donate online or by mailing a check, payable to HFS, to 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90026.
There are other ways to support us, including legacy gifts, tribute gifts, and stock donations.
You can make a difference in children and families’ lives by volunteering with HFS or by providing in-kind donations. 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 contact us to inquire about volunteering for HFS
For in-kind donations, please know that we are only allowed to accept brand-new items, not used items please. Please refer to our Amazon wishlist for more information.
Thanks to donors like you, HFS is proud to provide many services free of charge to our clients.
Birth Mother Support
At HFS, we have a birth parent fund that helps support our birth mothers ﬁnancially while they are pregnant and recovering postpartum. 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
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. Your donation helps provide our community with this important information.
Christmas and Birthday Presents for our Foster Youth
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 and volunteers, will select a personal gift for our children in care. Click here for the HFS Amazon Wishlist for toys and essentials
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 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.
Donating stock instead of cash can be a smart way to express your generosity. You can donate long-term appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year. Not only does your charity get to benefit from a valuable item, but you also get to claim the fair market value as an itemized deduction and avoid paying the capital-gains tax that would result if you sold it and donated the cash. A simple, yet effective strategy.
To make a gift of stock, please contact your Financial Advisor and provide the following information for the receiving brokerage firm:
Ken Robbins 301 North Lake Avenue, Suite 1150 Pasadena, CA 91101-4115 Phone: 213.327.1059 Email: email@example.com
DTC Clearing Number: 0725 FBO Holy Family Services Adoption & Foster Care Account number: 205D8542
While we are familiar with the tax provisions of the issues presented herein, as Financial Advisors we are not qualified to render advice on tax or legal matters. Raymond James does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your own legal or tax professional for more detailed information on tax issues and advice as they relate to your specific situation. This is not a recommendation to sell stock.”
Love Grows Here Sponsor: $5,000
Pays for rent for four birth mothers, 25 fully supplied diaper bag for birth mother who decides to parent or five months rent in our office in Orange County.
Circle of Hope Sponsor: $2,500
Pays for 3 months of groceries for a birth mother or 10 trainings for hospital/clinic social workers & nurses.
Platinum Sponsor: $1,000
Pays for a year’s worth of foster orientations, monitor five post-adoption visits between birth parents and adoptive family or a month’s stipend to short-term foster parents to give birth mother time to think about parenting or adoption.
Gold Sponsor: $500
Pays for five car seats, 20 hours of birth parent counseling, four in-home nurse visits for new adoptive parents or 10 rides for birth mother’s prenatal doctor visits.
Associate Sponsor: $250
This is the group that started it all! The original core of support for HFS, started by Dolores Hope! Be part of this powerful legacy. Pays for six weeks of baby formula or 10 hours of post adoption counseling to birth parents.
HFS thanks our generous, long-time sponsors for their tireless support of Southern California’s children and families.
Thank you for your support!
Fiscal Year July 2022 through June 2023 *HFS Board Member ** Monthly Donors
The Adoption Guild of Southern California
Lawrence A. Appley Foundation
Elaine Tumonis* & Edward De La Rosa
Mozilo Family Foundation
Marianne* & Matt Wright
$5,000 to $9,999
Carol & Robert Anderson
Caiozzo Family Charitable Trust
Lee Graff Foundation
$1,949 to $4,999
Laurie Dimmitt in honor of Gene and Bea Dedick
Pauline & Phillip Han
I.U.O.E. Local #12 Charity Gold Committee
Lawrence and Mary Kent Charitable Fund
Judy & Dick Ruben
SaraJane & John* Thies
$1,000 to $1,948
Rebecca & Luis Bardales
Andrea & Felix Cordeiro-Benson
Disney Matching Funds
Marti & John Farley
Janet Franklin, MD
Kathleen & Michael Garvey
Carol & Fred Gregory
Amy & Thomas Hanrahan
Mary* and John Hatton
The Rev. Kate Lewis and The Rev. Patricia Hendrickson**
Pamela & Joe Mendoza
Nancy & W. Carlton Spencer
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale
Ivana & Matthew Sumrow
Jo-An & Eric Verstraete
$500 to $999
Irene & Fred Binggeli
The Rev. Nathan Biornstad* & Elroden Woo
Susan & Leroy Born
Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Oak Park
Eva & Gerald Cunha
Lana & Peter Hassett
Rosemary & David Humphrey
Kelly & John Kelleher
Kimberly & Kenneth Klosterman
Gregory Dilger & Jeffrey Lawson*
Yayoi & Don Matsumiya
Sandra & Leo Moons
Joanne & James Morse
Corinne Basgall & Steven Ramirez**
Nancy & George Rothwell
Nancy & Mark Sork
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Lompoc
Linda Brown-Trout & Brook Trout
$200 to $499
The Honorable Phil and Jane Argento
The Blackboard Giving Fund
Mary & Phil Bruno*
Juliet & Ronald Chase
Janette Freeman Cochran
Diane & Timothy Creyaufmiller
Deborah Newquist & Joseph Dimento
Janet & Dr. Vincent Esposito
Mary & Steven Frintner
Dr. Mary Giammona
Laurel Parker & Paul Green**
Marie & Richard Grimes
Nancy & Keith Hauge
Megan & James Hagmann
Emilie & John Higgins
Lori & Sean Hunter
Laurie & Thomas Kitchens
Nancy Porras-Knight & Dr. Anthony Knight
Dr. Douglas McDonald
The Rev. Margaret McCauley
Catherine & William Milne
Maria & Wallace Novack
Carol & Richard Reznichek
Irene & John Sharpe
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Malibu
Cynthia Sherman & John Stipanov
Kathleen and Sage Vaughn
Jennifer & Anthony Stanley
Cynthia Sherman & John Stipanov
Jill & Daniel Tauber
Marilyn & Ronald Trepp
Valerie & Robert Weil