You can help make an impact in the lives of nearly 23,000 people in our community.

There are many ways to support our work and help provide families and children with access to effective health care, education, workforce development and other essential human services, and ultimately help them build a better life and future.

For more information on ways to support The Centers for Families and Children, please call Lynnette Forde, VP of Government Relations and Development, at 216-302-3713 or

If you would like to mail in a donation, you can send a check made payable to The Centers for Families and Children to 4500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103 or click here to donate online now.

In-Kind Donations

There are more ways to give than just monetarily. Items such as gently used clothing, school supplies, household items, etc., are also extremely useful to our programs. See below for our in-kind donation wish list.

Please contact Lynnette Forde at 216-302-3713 or if you have questions or would like more information.


  • Interview and work clothes, especially black pants, black shoes and white shirts in various adult sizes.
  • Gently used or new clothing for all occasions and seasons (Adult & Children’s sizes).
  • School supplies: backpacks, crayons, pencils, scissors, etc.
  • Small household items: books, lamps, pictures, linens, dishes, pots & pans, microwaves, TVs, toys, decorative items, etc.
  • Larger household items: bookcases, small dressers, children’s bikes, folding chairs, children’s strollers, high chairs, etc.

*Note: If interested in donating a larger item, please contact us in advance to make sure we have room to accept and store the item.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable account you can set up at an organization that has a DAF program. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution to the fund, receive an immediate tax benefit, and recommend grants from the fund to their favorite charities when they are ready to give.

Recommend a gift to The Centers for Families and Children through your donor advised fund using DAF Direct. Simply select your DAF’s sponsoring organization from the drop down menu and enter your gift amount. If your DAF’s organization is not listed, please contact them directly to recommend a donation.

Please contact Lynnette Forde at 216-302-3713 or if you have questions or would like more information.

Corporate Sponsorships

Our corporate partners are very important to us and help us a great deal in carrying out our mission. We are committed to customizing gift and sponsorship opportunities that align with your company’s giving priorities and promotional goals. Click here to review our giving guide.

Please contact Lynnette Forde at 216-302-3713 or if you have questions or would like more information.

Pledge Now / Give Later

Prefer to make a pledge now but give at a different time? We can set up a payment schedule that is most convenient for you, and send you helpful reminders throughout the year if requested. Pledge payments must be postmarked by December 31st to be included in that year for tax purposes.

Please contact Lynnette Forde at 216-302-3713 or to make your pledge.

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The Centers is actively listening and responding to the impact COVID-19 is having in our communities on a daily basis. And we’re here to serve you. COVID-19 Testing is now available at The Centers and with no out of pocket cost for most patients. All of our health services—pharmacies, counseling, psychiatry, primary care, addiction, alcohol and substance abuse—are open to serve new and current patients virtually and in our offices when appropriate. Please call 216-325-WELL to learn about our virtual services or before coming to a facility so we can plan for your care. We provide free job readiness and job placement services virtually and have partner employers actively looking to place employees. Call 216-325-WORK or fill out the form on our job search page.

For the most up-to-date information regarding our Health, Family and Work services, please visit our COVID-19 Response page.