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The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Ways to Donate

Why Donate?

  • • 4 children die every day
    from abuse in this country

  • 3 million reports of abuse are
    made every year-one every 10 seconds

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be
    abused before they reach age 18

We offer several ways for you to invest in the future of the Great Lake Bay Region and all children. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit with someone by phone or in person.  Contact Delores Gale, Development Director, 989-752-7226 or dgale@cancouncil.org

Annual Fund

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card.  By clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button you can authorize a charge to your account.  If writing a check, simply mail to: 1311 N. Michigan, Saginaw, MI  48602.  If making a cash donation, please deliver in person.

Become a Take a Stand for Children Society Member

Make your decision to give a simple one.  Pledge at least $500 per year for a minimum of 5 years.  You will help us plan for the future and you will not be solicited by the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region to give.  Please contact Delores Gale, Development Director for your pledge form.

Bequests and Other Planned Giving

You may want to leave a bequest (a gift through your will or a living trust). Click here for more information on Bequests and Other Planned Giving.

Memorial or Honorarium

Honor the memory of a deceased relative, friend or business acquaintance by making a donation in his/her name.  A tasteful card will be mailed to the family and a donor acknowledgment will be mailed to you.  How about giving a gift to honor the living as well—birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are perfect opportunities to make a gift to honor a special person in your life.

Gifts of Assets

Donate jewelry, antiques, art, or vehicles you no longer value or have an interest in.  The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region will liquidate these assets and use the funds to support our programming.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

If you are a business owner and would like to increase your community visibility, become a sponsor for our annual auction, golf outing, wine event, trivia contest other special event.  Many times these sponsorships include perks such as tickets and/or advertising.

Workplace and Matching Gift

Find out if your company participates in a matching gift program.  Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions.  Some companies may even match gifts made by retirees or spouses of employees.  Request a matching gift form and program guidelines from your employer.  Complete the ‘Employee’ section of the form, make your contribution and send it to the attention of Delores Gale, CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, 1311 N. Michigan, Saginaw, MI  48602.  We will complete the form and forward it to your employer’s matching gifts office for processing.

Auction Items & Other Special Events

Our annual auction is our largest fundraising activity.  Consider donating an item for auction and make plans to attend the event.  Donations of other new items can be utilized in our golf outing and other special events.


The investment of your time and talents is an invaluable asset for the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region.  Click here to complete a volunteer application.


Each location has an established endowment fund administered by the Saginaw or Bay Area Community Foundations.  This endowment creates a perpetual source of funding for our child abuse prevention programs. For more information, click here for Endowment.

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