Giving Overview

In order to nurture these kids and families back to a fulfilled life, we invite the community to help.  Childhood trauma including abuse and neglect, and childhood challenges such as family instability and limited access to care all take away from the potential these kids have. Our Little Haven provides the loving and sophisticated treatment these kids need to have a chance at a better life.

We invite you to help through an investment in these kids – a worthwhile opportunity for you and for them.

Our Little Haven’s Early Intervention Model works – we’ve been able to serve thousands of very special children and families with a tremendous success rate. Your gift gives these children their childhood back, and offers a safe place to grow: mind. body. soul.

We appreciate your support and are happy to speak with you about how you can help children thrive.

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Online Giving

Donations in any amount are accepted at any time through our secure online giving page. Please CLICK HERE to donate online.

Special Wishes and Big Wishes

Our Little Haven has current needs as we work to improve or maintain our healing environment. Capital gifts are distinct from annual fund gifts because they help fund one-time needs. Current capital gift opportunities include:

  • $5,000 – Phone system upgrade for all three buildings of Our Little Haven
  • $7,000 – Remote Desk Top Server. To provide resources for staff in the field
  • $10,000 – IT Endowment for OLH’s continuing information technology needs
  • $8,000 – Scanning and archiving files
  • 5 desktop PC computers w/desktop printers ($700 each)

Please email scotthummel@ourlittlehaven.org for more information.

Appreciated Stock

Stock donations are a great way to give, especially if the stock has appreciated significantly since it was purchased. Please contact Executive Director Scott Hummel, scotthummel@ourlittlehaven.org, or by telephone at (314) 533-2229, x224.

Little Houses Coin Collection

Your group can join in the Little Houses Change Program by collecting change for the children in our “Little House” coin collectors. We have large Houses and small Houses.  This is a great idea for school and employee cafeterias, or church fundraising projects. Please telephone Chris at (314) 533-2229, x232 to arrange for a delivery.

Wish List and Donation Drives

Imagine multiplying the needs for a typical household (food, paper towels, bath tissue, etc) times 650! Our Little Haven’s needs for “consumable supplies” continues year-around. A Wish List Drive is a great way for families and groups to help our children. Consider gathering Wish List items during a school-wide drive, or have your guests bring Wish List items instead of party gifts! For a current list, please visit CLICK HERE. This page is updated throughout the year, and lists our current needs for all of our programs. Please let us know of your plans by contacting our Development team at development@ourlittlehaven.org.

Third Party Party!

You and your coworkers, family, friends, classmates can plan and host a fundraising event to raise precious funds for Our Little Haven. Ideas are limitless: car wash, bake sale, chili cook-off, corporate casual day, donut day, wine tasting, swap meet, walk-a-thon, raffle, silent auction and dinner, online auction, cookbook, gaming competition — lots of fun things to do! Please call Scott at 314-533-2229 x224 or e-mail to cmunoz@ourlittlehaven.org and let us know your plans!

Memorials and Tributes

By gifting Our Little Haven in honor of someone’s birthday, graduation or anniversary, you will be helping our children recover. By honoring a departed one’s memory with a memorial gift, you help us keep our doors open to care for the children into the future. Our Little Haven will supply contribution envelopes and will arrange for a Memorial of Tribute card to be sent to the person being remembered or honored. CLICK HERE for the printable form, make the tribute or memorial donation on our secure online giving site, or contact Scott at scotthummel@ourlittlehaven.org or phone (314) 533-2229, x224

Engraved Bricks: Safe and Warm Bricks Garden

By purchasing an engraved brick you can honor a loved one in our Safe and Warm Garden. Bricks come in two sizes, small is 4″ x 8″ holding three lines of text for $100, and large is 8″ x 8″ holding five lines of text for $500. To view the order form, please CLICK HERE or contact development@ourlittlehaven.org.

Annual Giving

A great way to make an immediate impact on behalf of Our Little Haven. It is the very foundation of giving from friends and supporters of our mission on behalf of the children. Every gift of any size helps us keep our doors open to the children in our care. Annual gifts may be given at any time. Go HERE to visit the donate page.  Our Little Haven makes a formal ask for an annual gift each year before year-end by sending a Holiday Letter to donors who are on our mailing list with a request for an annual gift. If you would like to have your name placed on the mailing list, please email development@ourlittlehaven.org.

Matching Gift Programs and Other Corporate Support

Many corporations have matching gift programs. Please let us know if your company has such a program and we will follow up to have your donation matched. Companies may join our Caring & Sharing Employee Contributions program where employees may voluntarily elect to contribute to Our Little Haven through payroll deduction. Many companies also have community involvement and/or grant programs seeking local charities to support. Please let us know if your company might be interested in Our Little Haven. There are many ways for corporate groups to become involved in projects around the Haven.  Contact Chris Munoz at cmunoz@ourlittlehaven.org, phone (314) 533-2229 x232.

Planned Giving

Friends may choose to remember Our Little Haven in their estate plans, to realize the satisfaction of investing in the future. By remembering Our Little Haven in your estate planning, you will support nurturing and healing for many generations of children. Our Little Haven is the recipient of bequests, trusts and charitable gift annuities from individuals who have directed their estate plans so that their wishes will be carried out at the time of their death. Please contact Mike Bahlinger at (314) 533-2229×225 or mikebahlinger@ourlittlehaven.org for more information on Planned Giving.