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.
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.
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.
Giving Tuesday began as one special day (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) to coordinate thousands of donations to charitable organizations around the country. Today, Giving Tuesday continues year-round.
For Children’s Mentoring Connection, Giving Tuesday includes gifts of tickets (movies, bowling, concerts, sporting events), "back stage" passes, and coupons or gift cards to restaurants. Use your imagination and encourage our "matches" to do things together!
Tickets may be mailed or dropped off at our offices.
Make a tax deductible online donation to the Children’s Mentoring Connection. We use PayPal, a safe secure way to donate online.Donate Now
You may also donate using the QR Code:
Please make the check payable to “Children’s Mentoring Connection” and mail to:
Children’s Mentoring Connection
1800 N. Blanchard St. Suite 126
Findlay, OH 45840.
If 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.
As 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.
Just put “Mentor: (Mentor’s Name)” in the Memo section if paying by check, or in the “Write a Note” section if paying online.
Help Children’s Mentoring Connection raise money through your grocery shopping in two easy steps:
Great Scot will contribute 1% of your purchase to the Children’s Mentoring Connection. Thank you for your support!
Kroger 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?
You need to re-enroll each year after May 1st. Check if you are still a contributor in one of two ways:
Organization Name: Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County Organization Number: 83897
Donate 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.
Through 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.
Celebrate 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.
Before 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.
Your 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. See the Events Page.
For more information on the many ways you can support Children’s Mentoring Connection, please call Stacy Shaw at 419-424-9752.
If 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!