Youth Homes participates in various workplace giving campaigns, such as United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign, that allow you to support us through a payroll deduction. Contact United Way for more information.
Many companies will match your gift to nonprofit organizations, which doubles the size of your donation. If your company will match your donation to Youth Homes, be sure to request a matching gift form and send it to us with your donation. We’ll take care of the rest!
By naming Youth Homes as the recipient of some or all of your estate, you ensure that your commitment to helping youngsters continues as a legacy of your caring. We accept planned gifts of stock, real estate and bequests, which are placed in our permanent endowment. Please contact your personal attorney or tax advisor for more information or contact Amy Young, development director, at 541-1652 to discuss your planned gift. Remember that Montana state tax credits are available to support your gift to our endowment.
Does your book club, church group, quilters guild or service club like to participate in community service projects that benefit youth in need in our community? We’ve had groups do bake sales, car washes and paper product drives to support our kids. Please contact Amy Young, development doordinator, at 541-1652 to discuss your event
If your service or church group wants to have a direct impact on the youth in our care, consider “adopting” one of our homes. By doing this, you become part of our youth’s extended family of caring by participating in regular activities with the kids – such as bowling or arts and crafts activities – or helping with regular home maintenance projects.
On a smaller scale, you can “Adopt-a-Room”, where you commit to preparing and/or maintaining a bedroom in the house to ensure that each youth has a safe and welcome environment when they are placed in care. This involves providing new bedding as needed or purchasing room decorations.
We ask for a one-year commitment with regular quarterly activities or projects. For more information about either the Adopt-a-Home or Adopt-a-Room program, please contact Amy Young, development director, at 541-1652.
Do you have a special skill you’d like to share with our youth? We are always looking for people to serve as tutors (especially math), provide music, dance or art lessons, or help teach life skills such as job interviewing. Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment and complete a background check before they can interact with our kids. Please understand that in order to maintain a stable environment for our children, we rely on trained, professional staff to supervise our children and do not have volunteer opportunities in direct care positions.
We also have one-time volunteer opportunities such as helping with small home maintenance projects, bicycle repair, special events or newsletter mailings. Contact Amy Young, development coordinator, at 541-1652 for more information.