Your Gift Makes An Impact Everyday.

CHS has an annual budget of $9.9 M and employs 135 staff. Since its founding in 1882, the Children’s Home of Stockton has relied greatly on the support and goodwill of the community. Reliance on community support and the private sector’s generosity continues to be a crucial element in providing the best possible services to children. Currently, less than 80% of the CHS budget is financed through state and county funds. During the current fiscal year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th, Children’s Home must raise a minimum of 20% of its annual operating budget from other sources, primarily through grants, fundraising activities, campaigns, and the contributions of both individuals and businesses.

 

CHS has an annual budget of $9.9 M and employs nearly 135 staff. Since its founding in 1882, the Children's Home of Stockton has relied greatly on the support and goodwill of the community. Reliance on community support and the private sector’s generosity continues to be a crucial element in providing the best possible services to children. Currently, less than 80% of the CHS budget is financed through state and county funds. During the current fiscal year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th, Children's Home must raise a minimum of 20% of its annual operating budget from other sources, primarily through grants, fundraising activities, campaigns, and the contributions of both individuals and businesses.

Our funding sources consist of various counties throughout California, San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services, San Joaquin County Department of Education, San Joaquin County, and the City of Stockton. To achieve our mission we must continue to seek alternative forms of funding but realize that donors have a significant impact on enhancing the lives of the children in the most fundamental ways. The monetary support we receive from the community allows us to continue our vital programs and services and our in-kind donations directly benefit our students so they can experience a sense of normalcy.

As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization CHS relies on individual businesses and other organizations to contribute unrestricted, restricted, and in-kind gifts and services.

Ways to get involved

We are truly grateful for the community support we receive. It makes all the difference in the world for our kids. Here is how you can make a difference. Also, please reference our Gift Impact sheet for some of the ways your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students.

For more information please contact Laura Pedraza, Development Director, at 209-395-3539.

Monetary Donations

“Unrestricted” contributions give us the flexibility to use the funds where the need is greatest. However, some donors would like to make their contributions “Restricted” to support specific programs, services, or projects. We accept online donations and in-person donations, cash, or credit card.

In-Kind Donations

We encourage in-kind donations. CHS has a Wish List for items that either our budget cannot cover, items that enhance the program, or non-programmatic items that the kids have requested. During the holidays we have a specific Wish List from each child. To view our needed in-kind items from our Wish List click here

Third Party Events

Organize a fundraiser, workshop, donation drive, or sponsor an activity or event for our kids. If interested, please contact our Development Director.

Designation Donations

Designate your United Way Giving Campaign to CHS or check if your employer matches its employees’ charitable contributions.

Tributes and Memorials

Celebrate a special person by making a donation in honor of his/her birthday or other special occasion. Or honor the life of a loved one with a memorable gift in their name.

Major Gift Campaign

Each year we initiate a Major Gifts Campaign during the Fall through Winter months to raise unrestricted funds to support CHS.

Grants

CHS actively pursues grant funding from foundations, corporations, community organizations along with county, state, private, and public entities and to support our programs and services.

Endowment Funds & Trusts

Endowment funds, charitable lead trusts or charitable remainder trusts are an option for donors who would like to help CHS. For more information please contact our CEO Joelle Gomez.

Bequests & Planned Giving

Make a bequest or after lifetime gift through your estate by naming CHS as a beneficiary. For more information on planned giving please contact our CEO Joelle Gomez.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, security and confidentiality of your information is of the highest priority. We do not share or sell your personal information.

Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.

You will receive an emailed receipt of confirmation for your records and your donation will show up on your bank statement. In addition, you will receive a thank you letter either via email or mail with our Federal Tax ID number for tax purposes.

Your information will be added to our donor database so we can keep track of any of your donations and thank you properly. You may decline receiving additional mailings from CHS, for example, our biannual Newsletter with photos and stories of the students and organization updates. If you do not wish to receive mail from us please indicate so in the comment section of the donation form.

 

Donor Spotlight

At the Children’s Home of Stockton’s recent Board Meeting on May 30, 2017, CHS presented Basel Karabala, owner of 209 Furniture, with a plaque and hand-drawn picture from one of the students for donating a large amount of new furniture over the last few months including several couches, rugs, stools, entertainment centers, and computer stands, just to name a few.

“I encourage all those who have the ability to help those in need to do so especially those who are the most vulnerable members of our society, children,” said business owner, Basel Karabala. “Children’s Home of Stockton gives us the ability to do so.” We are grateful for the generosity of Basel and 209 Furniture. This has enhanced the living areas in our cottages as we continue to create a homelike environment for our youth.

Partnerships

These partners have gone above and beyond in their support