Support our Work
Because of you, children are given life, families are created, and hearts are healed
We have several fundraising events and opportunities each year including our annual banquet. Throughout the year, friends of the ministry can organize events like golf days, speaking events, Baby Bottle Campaigns, and social media fundraisers through Facebook.
We are a 501c3 faith-based non-profit in the state of Illinois. The majority of our funding comes from the financial partnerships of individuals, churches, and businesses in our community. Your gift goes to helping women and couples learn the truth about their options, empowering them to choose life for their children.
100% of donations are tax-deductible. Would you consider a one-time gift or become a monthly supporter?
Seven Weeks Coffee
We have partnered with Seven Weeks Coffee to raise funds for First Step Women's Center. Using our link, your order's proceeds will go directly to First Step and helping us change the lives of women, babies, and families in our area.
Other ways to donate
Qualified Charitable Distribution (“QCD”)*
Are you age 70½ or older? Do you have an Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”)? Are you interested in supporting the mission of First Step Women’s Center? Perhaps you should consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (“QCD”).
A QCD is a charitable donation that goes directly from your IRA to First Step. While a QCD does not provide a charitable tax deduction, it can enable you to avoid income tax on the distributions from your IRA. A QCD also can count toward your annual Required Minimum Distribution (“RMD”). Please contact our office if you are interested in donating via a QCD.
Financial Securities Donation*
Are you looking for a tax-efficient way to donate to First Step? We are now accepting donations of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
Donating financial securities is a great way to maximize the impact of your gift. In addition to the potential charitable contribution that can be deducted from your income taxes, your donation is also shielded from capital gains taxes. Rather than selling securities and paying a tax on the gain, the entire value of the securities can be directly transferred to First Step without any capital gains tax. Please contact our office if you are interested in donating financial securities.
* It is always recommended that you consult your financial advisor, tax advisor and/or attorney to see how a QCD or a gift of securities can benefit you.
Contact us to learn more about ways to get involved or to coordinate your own fundraiser.