It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate to the Children’s Mentoring Connection, no matter how little or big the amount, your contribution allows us to make a real difference in lives of Hancock County Youth.
Donating pays dividends.
Research shows that a child matched with a mentor is 52% more likely to have better school attendance, 42% are more likely to avoid using illegal drugs and 33% are more likely to avoid aggressive or violent behavior.
Your support goes far.
Children’s Mentoring Connection is the premier youth mentoring agency in Hancock County. We serve young people between the ages of 6 and 14, and CMC’s work since 1974 has helped over 3,400 young people find the support and guidance they need to build productive and meaningful lives.
Your financial contribution supports the following activities:
- Recruiting new mentors
- Covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match children to responsible mentors
- Enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every mentor, youth and the youth’s family
- Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for youth
Online ContributionsMake a tax deductible online donation to the Children’s Mentoring Connection:
Give Today to Thank Your MentorAs a thank you for making a contribution to Children’s Mentoring Connection, we will send a personalized letter to thank your mentor. Take this opportunity to send thanks to a person in your life who has listened to you, stood by you and guided you. In turn, your donation will support making this connection for thousands of youth in need throughout Hancock County. Click here to make your donation and thank your mentor.
Donation by CheckPlease make the check payable to “Children’s Mentoring Connection” and mail to:Children’s Mentoring Connection
305 East Lincoln Street
Findlay, OH 45840If you are making a contribution in honor or memory of someone, please include the name and address of the person to whom you would like us to send an acknowledgement.
Contribute by shopping at Kroger, Great Scot or Amazon SmileKroger Community Rewards (KCR) makes supporting us as simple as shop, scan and earn! Once you’ve registered, a percentage of each of your shopping trips will be contributed to us every time your card is scanned. Registering is as simple as updating the Community Rewards field on your Kroger My Account page with Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County to support us. Just go to krogercommunityrewards.com to get started. There is a guide there for step-by-step enrollment to help you.
Have you previously enrolled? Even though you may have enrolled once, did you know that you need to re-enroll each year after May 1st? There are two ways to check if you are still a contributor; the first is by logging onto the My Account page on the Kroger website and checking the Community Rewards Program section. The second is by checking the bottom of your receipt, if you are still contributing you will see “At your request, Kroger is donating to Children’s Mentoring Connection.”
Once you have selected us, you will notice the above statement on your receipt in 7 to 10 business days.
- Organization Name: Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County
- Organization Number: 83897
Great Scot Community Cash – Help Children’s Mentoring Connection raise money through your grocery shopping in two easy steps:
- 1. Make your Great Scot or Community Markets purchase
- 2. Mail in your Great Scot or Community Markets receipts to:
Children’s Mentoring Connection
305 E. Lincoln Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Great Scot will contribute 1% of your purchase to the Children’s Mentoring Connection. Thank you for your support.
Amazon Smile – support CMC by shopping at Amazon Smile
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Look for The Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County, Inc. under the list of charities.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Contribute In-kindDonate goods and services – whether “wish-list” items like a copy paper, stamps or professional expertise or services. We also welcome ticket donations of any kind (theater, sporting events, etc.) and can disseminate them for you to mentor/mentee pairs through the programs. Furthermore, we will use significant gifts and/or experiences for fundraising auctions. Items might include but are not limited to: event tickets, sports memorabilia, game or concert experiences, celebrity dinners, etc.
United Way DesignationThrough a United Way gift, you can designate a portion or your entire gift to the Children’s Mentoring Connection. Please indicate on your United Way pledge form the amount you wish to give.
Planned GiftCelebrate someone’s life and leave a legacy behind by giving a planned gift to Foundation for the Continuation of Children’s Mentoring Connection. Please contact Stacy Shaw at 419-424-9752 to learn more.
Matching GiftBefore you make a contribution to support youth through CMC, ask your employer if they have a matching gift policy. Some workplaces support their employees by matching contributions to the charities of your choice.
Corporate InvolvementYour company can get involved with CMC and mentoring on a deeper level, in a variety of ways. There are corporate sponsorship opportunities through our CMC Bowling For Kids and Uncorked & Unplugged events. For more information on the many ways you can support Children’s Mentoring Connection, please call Stacy Shaw at 419-424-9752.
Donate Your TimeIf you wish to support mentoring but can’t make a financial contribution, we encourage you to give the gift that changes lives – become a mentor and impact a child’s life. Please call 419-424-9752 or go to the Volunteer page to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!