“My family and I would like to take a few minutes of your time to thank you so very much for the donations. Because of your generosity, my family and I 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, but, with your help, it has shed a badly needed light on me. We thank you all so very much! You’ve shown, in more than words, how important it is to give.”

• Recipient

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Open your heart and consider a gift to HANDLE WITH CARE. It is truly an investment in our most vulnerable families. The need in our community has never been greater.

For more information, contact:

Development Office
1608 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 344-0202

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Please consider a gift this year to HANDLE WITH CARE.

Your gift will translate into substantive action for the nearly 5,000 clients we serve annually.

Here are just a few examples of how your gifts have helped:

  • Emergency clothing to a son whose father, diagnosed with mental illness, burned all of his clothing.
  • Utility assistance for a single mother facing a choice between buying diapers for her baby and paying her electric bill.
  • Trauma assessment and treatment for a small child who witnessed the horror of her father’s death and was experiencing post-traumatic stress.
  • Interventions such as parenting education and coaching for a family whose children were at risk of entering foster care.

HANDLE WITH CARE makes a difference for the better for families and children.

HANDLE WITH CARE provides Critical Client Needs and Services, such as:

Appliances * Auto Repairs * Beds for Babies, Children & Adults * Childhood Enrichment * Clothing * Educational Supplies & Tutoring * Funeral Expenses * Furniture Basics * Household Necessities * Laundry * Medical Expenses * Pest Remediation * Public Transportation * Rent & Mortgage Payment * Trauma Treatment * Utilities


Gifts to Family & Children Services, Inc. are deductible for income tax purposes. The agency has been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization that meets the qualifications of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code.