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Handle With
Care Annual Fund

Responding to Critical Needs at the Moment Needed

The HANDLE WITH CARE Annual Fund is an essential safety net for those who turn to Family & Children Services for help in a crisis. It meets immediate needs and provides direct services when there is no other source in the community.

Even a small donation to HANDLE WITH CARE can stave off disaster for an individual or family and has the potential to change the course of their lives.

two toddlers hugging each other

Recent uses of the fund include:

  • Purchasing beds for children who had only experienced sleeping on the floor or couch.
  • Utility assistance for a single mother faced with a choice between buying diapers for her baby or paying her electric bill.
  • Trauma treatment for a small child who witnessed the horror of her father’s death and experienced post-traumatic stress.
  • Parenting education and coaching interventions for a family whose children were at risk of entering foster care.

HANDLE WITH CARE has been a hard-working vehicle for community support for decades, providing what’s most needed, right when the need is made known. The objective is to help avoid an immediate crisis, thereby removing obstacles to success.

The fund has helped thousands of individuals and families in so many ways. The range of supports includes paying for essential appliances, auto repairs, beds, childhood enrichment, clothing, educational supplies and tutoring, funeral expenses, basic furniture, household necessities, medical expenses, pest remediation, transportation, rent and mortgage payments, trauma treatment, and utility payments.


“My family and I would like to thank you so very much for the donations. Because of your generosity, we still have our apartment to call home. Times have been so very hard the past year with the lack of work and the cold winter. I, as a father, haven’t been able to provide a steady enough income for my family. We thank you all so very much! You’ve shown, in more than words, how important it is to give.”


Make an Impact

Gifts to Family & Children Services, Inc. are deductible for income tax purposes. We welcome gifts of all kinds, including cash, checks, credit cards, gifts of stocks, IRA distributions, Donor Advised funds, and gifts-in-kind.