t Capital Campaign - Be the Light
Be the Light Capital Campaign

Imagine you are a child without basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter or your home is not a safe place to live. Imagine you are a child who has lost the light in their life.

The Need

Child and Family Charities honors and deeply appreciates those who make contributions to our life-changing services. Pledges to the Be the Light campaign may be designed for personalized recognition, to honor a friend or loved one, or to recognize a business or organization.
Our goal is to raise $11.5 million!

Naming rights of designated locations at the new Child and Family Charities at the new Child and Family Charities’ facilities are also available.

Contact Demphna Krikorian, senior director of development, at 517-816-9139 or demphna@childandfamily.org for more information.

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Levels of Giving

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Torch: $500,000+

  • Naming opportunity of: McRee House (SOLD), Education Building (SOLD) & Administration Buildings
  • Name recognition at Grand Opening Celebration Ceremony with opportunity to speak
  • Prominient recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Logo with Link Recognition on website, digital newsletter and press releases
  • Logo with Link Recognition on Social Media promotions
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Four VIP reservations to our Winter Gala, Red Nose Ruckus!
  • Eight tickets to Kickoff Reception

Blaze: $250,000 - $499,000

  • Naming Opportunity of:
    • Education Building Room #1
    • Education Building Room #2
    • Department Offices Naming (ex. Juvenile Justice Services - Smith Foundation Section
      • Juvenile Justice Services
      • Behavioral Health Services
      • Child Abuse Prevention Services
      • Gateway Youth Services Shelter
      • Gateway Youth Services Residential Program SOLD
  • Name Recognition at Grand Opening Celebration Ceremony
  • Prominent recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Logo with Link Recognition on website, digital newsletter and press releases
  • Logo with Link Recognition on Social Media promotions
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Four VIP reservations to our Winter Gala, Red Nose Ruckus
  • Six tickets to Kickoff Reception

Flame: $100,000 - $249,000

  • Naming Opportunities include: Gymnasium, Kitchens, Outdoor spaces: Children's playground, Family Picnic Area, Green spaces throughout property
  • Included in this level are the same recognition opportunities as the Blaze Level listed above

Sunbeam: $35,000 - $99,000

  • Naming Opportunity of:
    • Therapy Rooms
    • Family Visitation Rooms
    • Boardrooms
    • Conference Rooms
    • Breakrooms
    • Mothers Room
  • Name/Logo Recognition on signage at Grand Opening Celebration Ceremony
  • Prominent recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Logo with Link Recognition on Website
  • Name Recognition on Social Media promotions
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Two VIP reservations to our Winter Gala, Red Nose Ruckus!
  • Four tickets to Kickoff Reception

Flicker: $20,000 - $34,000

  • Naming opportunity of: Bedrooms, Family Room, other rooms in former McRee House
  • Recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Name/Logo Recognition on signage at the Grand Opening Celebration Ceremony
  • Name Recognition on website, digital newsletter and press releases
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Two VIP reservations to our Winter Gala, Red Nose Ruckus!Four tickets to kickoff reception
  • Four tickets to Kickoff Reception

Ember: $5,000 - $19,000

  • Recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Name Recognition on website, digital newsletter and press releases
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Two VIP reservations to our Winter Gala, Red Nose Ruckus!
  • Two tickets to Kickoff Reception

Spark: $1,000 - $4,900

  • Recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake
  • Two tickets to Kickoff Reception

Ignite: $10 - $900

  • Recognition on the Be the Light donor artwork
  • Be the Light Commemorative Keepsake

We Need Your Help

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Child and Family Charities helps to provide a glimmer of hope for children, youth, and families facing insurmountable challenges. Today and every day, Child and Family Charities and our supporters serve as the guiding light for those in need throughout Michigan.

Each year, Child and Family Charities serves over 15,000 individuals of all ages and needs. We walk alongside them every step of the way until they can reach stability, recovery, and hope. Through our 6 divisions and 30 programs, we work together in partnership with people like you to address the needs of our everevolving community.

Throughout the pandemic, Child and Family Charities has been instrumental in helping families stay together and thrive--even in the midst of this national crisis.

We ask that you join us today as we pursue the vision of a comprehensive services campus! Your support will ensure that we will be able to expand our services and our reach and be more readily accessible to those in need both locally and throughout Michigan.

Our goal is to raise $11.5 million dollars to secure the property for our services to be consolidated onto one campus at the former McLaren Greenlawn site.

With you, together, we will shine a light so that others can have a brighter tomorrow.

History

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What started as a small spark has turned into a significant guiding light for children and families throughout mid-Michigan. For over 110 years, Child and Family Charities has provided hope and vital services to strengthen and support children, teens, and families.

Child and Family Charities ignited as the Ingham County Branch of Michigan Children's Aid. This was in response to orphan trains bringing homeless children to overcrowded cities. Our founders' sole purpose was to secure every child with the same love and opportunities we would want for our children if they were orphaned.

Over the years, Child and Family Charities has expanded to meet the mission of the organization which is to evolve and grow with the changing needs of the community. Our programs include Behavioral Health, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Welfare, Gateway Youth Services, Juvenile Justice, Angel House residential, and Mid-Michigan Trauma Collaboration. These programs focus on the mental health and wellbeing of local families, youth, and children.

The Plan

Together, with your help, we will brighten the path for all who come to Child and Family Charities for assistance at times of crisis and need.

The plan is to move the agency onto one centrally located campus. This will promote continuity of services between programs for those most vulnerable and provide for their needs in one easy to reach location.

Our vision is to be a leader in human services, recognized for excellence in practice, collaboration, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations.

You can Be the Light for children, youth and families by joining us today!

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Sponsors

Torch Level

Jackson
Dart Foundation
Ingham County
State of Michigan

Blaze Level

Sunbeam Level

R.E. Olds

Greater Lansing 100+ Women Who Care

Flicker Level

Scott and Stacy Schabel

Lansing Exchange Club Youth Foundation, INC

Ember Level

Carrie and James Chelko

Scott and Toni Klus

Ryan and Kristin Mellott

Ryan and Danielle Robinson

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Please Note: All gifts will be doubled through an Ingham County Match Grant and will be considered in your final donation amount!