Ways to Give

Donate Online

Give quickly and easily with our secure online donation tool.

If you’d like to donate by check or money order, you can do so by mailing your gift to:
Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries
10 Remington Drive
Little Rock, AR 72204

A sponsorship offers donors and/or churches the opportunity to feel personally connected to the children we serve by making monthly donations to a particular resident. Sponsors receive a monthly receipt and updates on children. Photos will be sent when allowable. Cottage Sponsorships are available for groups interested in helping all eight children and the houseparents by praying and providing for the needs of their specific cottage family. Cottage sponsors may also plan special activities or visits.

Family Friend is the special designation given to a person or family who wishes to develop a long-term personal relationship with a specific child. Family Friends invite their child to spend holidays, school breaks and other special days in their home and participate in family outings and trips. Participation requires an interview, application process and background check.

For information on sponsoring a child, call (501) 376-4791, ext. 5168.

You can name Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries as a beneficiary in your will or revocable trust in any of the following ways:

  • Designate a certain dollar amount or a percentage of your remaining estate.
  • Designate particular securities or other property including real estate, vehicles, or personal items.
  • Designate all or a portion of your estate, after payment of specific amounts to other beneficiaries.
  • Designate all or portions of your estate to be given to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries only in the event that the primary beneficiaries die before you do.

To make gifts of property, real estate or gifts in-kind to benefit the programs, please contact us and we will arrange to meet with you.

Retirement accounts can be left to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries through changing the beneficiary with your custodian. Your estate can receive a charitable tax deduction, if needed, and avoid ordinary income taxes.

Your gift provides a fixed income for the lifetime(s) of one or two annuitants. The amount paid to you is determined by rates recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities. (The older the annuitant, the higher the level of income.)For example, you and your spouse could make a gift to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. Each month for the remainder of your lives you could receive an income from your gift. A portion of your gift would be tax deductible and a portion of your income is tax-free. When both you and your spouse have passed away, the charity would then receive the remainder of the annuity account.

Basically this option includes all of the features and benefits of a gift annuity while offering increased income and tax benefits. Income is delayed until a future date that you choose, often at retirement. This allows you to begin receiving tax benefits earlier.
Trust assets are funds of property you contribute (generally $50,000 or more). There is some flexibility in the type of property that can be donated. Real estate, stocks and some bonds are among the resources that you can use in establishing a Life Income Trust. You can provide for a fixed amount of income (Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust) or you can choose a variable level of income based upon an annual percentage rate (Charitable Remainder Unitrust).

You set aside assets for charitable use for a limited period of time. Your gift is invested to provide income to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries during this period. The remainder of the assets of your trust is returned to you or your family at a date that you specify. For example, you give Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries $50,000 to invest for 10 years. The agency will receive the interest from your gift for 10 years and then return the remaining trust balance to you or your designated beneficiary.

Bank and brokerage assets can be left to benefit Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries through changing the beneficiary (pay-on-death or transfer-on-death). There is an estate tax charitable deduction, if needed.

Property, Real Estate or Gifts In-Kind

Life Insurance
For a paid-up policy, consider making Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries the beneficiary of your policy. There can also be tax benefits for transferring ownership to ABCHomes.

If your policy is not fully paid, you can potentially receive a tax deduction for annual premiums for policies listing the ministry as the sole beneficiary and owner.

Appreciated Property

Real Estate, Publicly Traded Stock, Closely Held Stock
A gift of property avoids capital gains tax. You can receive a deduction for full value of your gift, limited to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess can be carried forward for five years.

It is possible to make a gift of your primary residence, farm or vacation home, reserving the right to occupy it for as long as you or your spouse live. You qualify for an immediate tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest in the property.

When giving stock, the amount of your contribution is the fair market value (average of high and low price) on the day of the transfer. You might consider selling depreciated stock and donating the proceeds to receive capital loss deduction and a charitable deduction.

To make gifts of property, real estate or gifts in-kind to benefit the programs, please contact us and we will arrange to meet with you.

MustardSeed

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries is partnering with MustardSeed to care for children and families in crisis. MustardSeed rounds up your credit and debit purchases to the nearest dollar and sends the change to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. Multiplied with other MustardSeed donors, your spare change can make a huge impact! Whether you are purchasing groceries or going to the movies, you’re also providing hope and homes for many children and families across Arkansas.

AmazonSmile

Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries.