There are always ways you can help support our ministries

Ways to Support Our Ministries

Become a Sustainer

A sustainer is an investor who commits to making a financial gift on a monthly basis. Those who give monthly help provide us with the stable, predictable income we need pay our ongoing operating expenses.

Immediate Gifts

Gifts of cash, stocks or property are immediately translated into the lives of children and families in crisis. Gifts may be made through our secure website by clicking the “Donate” button at the top of each page, or by mail to 949 County Road 1300 N, Carmi, IL 62821.

Automatic Transfer

Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services is pleased to offer a convenient way for supporters to make a regular gift to the ministry. We can arrange an automatic transfer from your bank account directly to BCHFS each month. You can terminate or alter the arrangement at any time. For more information about setting up an automatic transfer contact Krystal Donelson by email or phone at (618) 382-4164, ext. 105.

Deferred Gifts

You can leave a legacy through planned gifts such as wills, gift annuities, life insurance policies, etc. and ensure the continued stability and expansion of the Christ-centered ministries offered by BCHFS. For long-term friends of our ministry, a planned gift can permanently endow regular support, providing for children and families well into the future.

Ways to Become a Supporting Church

Add BCHFS to your Church’s Budget

Churches from across the state have chosen to invest in our ministry by including BCHFS in their church budgets. Some churches send a percentage of their undesignated gifts monthly, others choose to send a fixed amount each month. Regardless of the method your church chooses, the regular financial support it provides can have a profound impact on the lives of those served by our ministry.

It is important to keep in mind that BCHFS does not receive Cooperative Program funding, so unless BCHFS is in your church budget as a line item, your church may not be providing support to BCHFS.

Participate in Mother’s Day Offering

Each year, BCHFS gives every Southern Baptist church in the state of Illinois the opportunity to participate in the annual Mother’s Day Offering. The funds that we receive through our Mother’s Day Offering are absolutely essential to the survival of our ministry, accounting for around 7% of our yearly operating budget. You can help by encouraging your church to promote and participate in the offering.

For more information about how you or your church can begin to invest financially in the lives of children and families in your community, contact Ken Steward at (618) 978-2553 or by email. As a private 501(c)(3) agency, all gifts to BCHFS are fully deductible for state and federal income tax purposes.

Check out our MISSION PROJECT IDEAS booklet

Your church can participate by participating in one of our many mission projects. Simple things you can do to help benefit BCHFS, while making us all feel pretty good about helping others. You can download our MISSION PROJECT IDEAS booklet here.

BCHFS has been helping children and families since 1918

We depend on our many faithful partners in supporting BCHFS.

Since 1918, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services has provided Christ-centered services to thousands of people from every corner if Illinois and beyond. BCHFS does not receive Illinois state purchase of care funding, nor do we receive funding through the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program. Our ministries exist only because churches and private individuals just like YOU say that the work we do and the lives we touch matter!

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

– 2 Corinthians 9:12