Make a difference
Since 1885, F&CS has been helping families thrive through programs that strengthen the life skills of families, children and individuals of all ages. A charitable gift to F&CS supports important services that contribute to the quality of life of people in Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Lynn, Revere, and Winthrop through 2 facilities – one in Lynn on North Common Street and another in Chelsea on Fourth Street. We touched the lives of more than 5000 people in 2017. F&CS is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Sustainers Fund: these gifts are not restricted to any one purpose, and are used by the agency where they are needed most. These gifts have the greatest impact on our ability to maintain local services.
Memorial Gift: A gift in memory of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to the F&CS. We will notify the individual or family of this thoughtful and generous gesture according to your instructions.
Matching Gift: Many corporations participate in an employee matching gift program. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer will match your contributions to F&CS.
Planned or Deferred Gifts: A gift to F&CS via your estate planning or will leaves a lasting legacy and provides tax advantages for your family. A bequest via your will is the simplest of the deferred giving vehicles.
In-kind donations are only accepted when pre-approved by agency staff.
Donations can also be sent to:
Family & Children's Service
111 North Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902
For more information about ways to get involved with our agency, please our Development Office at 781-598-5517, ext. 227.