Give Kingsley Day 10.22.2020

Educating children, strengthening families and building community. That’s how Kingsley House has positively impacted the lives of more than half-million individuals over for the last 124 years. Your generosity is needed to continue our Legacy of Service during this current pandemic!

Why Support Kingsley House?

Now more than ever, Kingsley House is called upon to serve our community. In the face of COVID-19, Kingsley House has adapted and modified programming to include virtual early childhood education, health monitoring and food delivery for vulnerable seniors, and mental health support for families, all while bridging the digital divide. We have also grown our footprint to serve an additional 1,000 residents in two neighborhood communities, providing vital resources to these families.

The pandemic has provided opportunities to strengthen and expand our impact. The stay at home order resulted in a deepening of our relationships with the parents of our early childhood students. Each day, our teachers worked in tandem with parents in virtual classrooms to ensure the continued healthy growth and development of their children. As allowed by the state and Office of Head Start, Kingsley now offers a combination of virtual and in-person classes to support families.

As many families face job loss, this crisis was also the impetus to expand our workforce development efforts to the broader community. Kingsley Connections assists individuals in preparing for living wage careers. Through an individualized approach parents are supported as they navigate career pathways and overcome barriers to employment. In the last few months, 24 adults have successfully completed training, passed the national certification and secured employment as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) with area hospitals. Additional efforts are underway to facilitate training for participants in carpentry, electrical and pipe welding programs as well as other industries offering living wage careers with advancement opportunities.

The challenges of the pandemic have also provided the opportunity for Kingsley House to enhance our offerings to medically fragile adults, seniors and veterans to include virtual and home-based services. These vulnerable populations have been isolated in their homes without access to in-person programs. Virtual programming, wellness checks and home visits at a safe distance have been offered to prevent social isolation, a decrease in overall mental and physical health, and an increased risk of unnecessary hospitalization. There is a tremendous need to continue to deliver these services.

A gift today to Kingsley House allows us to continually adapt and respond to unforeseeable pandemic challenges and supports our mission of delivering life-transforming programs and services to more than 8,000 people annually.

Make Your Donation Today

Contact Development

For more information on making a contribution to Kingsley House, please contact:
Donna Betzer, Chief Development Officer
1600 Constance Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
dbetzer@kingsleyhouse.org
504.523.6221 ext. 133

It is also possible to make a secure online donation to Kingsley House with PayPal – Just click the link below.

Volunteer Opportunities

We value the spirit of volunteerism at Kingsley House and appreciate individuals and groups willing to offer their time to help our programs succeed. Opportunities are generally available on an as-needed basis, depending on the seasonal workload of each program, as well as other factors.

For more information about volunteering at Kingsley House, please fill out the form below.

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Ways to Give and Donation Guidelines

At Kingsley House, we appreciate each contribution regardless of size or scale. Every gift to Kingsley House is an investment our community and directly impacts the lives of children, individuals and families throughout Southeast Louisiana.
Here are some ways to contribute to Kingsley House and some general guidelines regarding contributions.

Donate Online

You can make an online contribution above in any amount, great or small. The transaction is simple, safe, secure, and free.

Personal Checks

You may make a donation by mailing a personal check made out to Kingsley House.
We will acknowledge your contribution by mailing a receipt to the address denoted on the check. If you wish to have the receipt mailed to an address other than that listed on the check, please indicate accordingly.

Monthly Giving- Kingsley House Champions

With a simple monthly contribution to Kingsley House Champions, you will help build a strong, productive community in which all families succeed and thrive. Our Champions program makes it easier and more affordable for you to support Kingsley House’s
mission. You determine the amount you wish to give each month and you can adjust your support at any time. You can use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or your checking account to make automatic monthly donations. Monthly Giving Brochure

Tribute

Another way to contribute is to make a financial donation on behalf of a third party, such as a friend or loved one. This is also a popular alternative for gift giving around holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.

Stock

A gift of publicly-traded securities can have tax advantages to the donor as well as support the mission of Kingsley House. Please consult your tax advisor.

Legacy Gift

A planned gift to the 1896 Legacy Society may help you manage your personal financial plan and extend your ability to help others for generations. Consider leaving a bequest in your will or establishing a charitable trust to ensure the long-term sustainability of Kingsley House. Your generosity will strengthen our future ability to provide life-transforming services to children, families, medically-fragile adults and seniors. For more information call 504-523-6221 ext. 133.

Workplace Giving

An easy way to increase your gift to Kingsley House is through your employer’s matching gift program. Numerous organizations, including companies, corporations, foundations, not-for-profit organizations and associations match their employee’s charitable contributions, sometimes as much as double the amount of the initial gift.

In-kind Donations

We generally accept in-kind donations, depending on the items and their respective condition, as well as whether they match our needs at that time. However, we cannot accept any items without prior consent (i.e., no drop-offs). If you are interested in donating in-kind items to Kingsley House, please contact Development Director Donna Betzer at 504.523.6221 ext. 133. If we are able to accept the donated items, we will schedule a time for you to deliver the donated items to the Kingsley House Main Campus.