Vida directly impacts the lives of the women, men, and children we serve in the Fox Valley and surrounding communities. All of our services are free of charge, which means we are completely dependent upon the generosity of donors to open our doors every morning.
Every contribution counts, from the single dollar bill that arrives in the mail to an estate gift. This pro-life mission, work, and ministry is truly yours too, and we are grateful for your support!
There are a variety of ways to donate, give, and support our mission. Please contact our Development Office at 920-731-4354 if you have any questions or would like assistance directing your donation and desire to support our mission.
Monetary donations may be made on a one-time or recurring (monthly or quarterly) basis in support of Vida. ACH payments are also accepted. Vida appreciates planned giving, recurring giving, and all corporate and individual gifts of time, talent, or treasure as well. Donors are recognized in the Vida annual report for their support.
If donating more than $250, you and/or your business are eligible to be named a Vida sponsor, receive sponsor benefits such as golf outing tickets, and may consider or find added benefit in making your donation as a Vida sponsor here.
New and gently used material donations fill The Little Dear Boutique and support bags for clients and patients. We are completely dependent upon the generosity of individuals, groups and businesses to keep our shelves stocked. Please see our current list of needs, and items we are not able to accept below.
- Baby wipes
- Baby hygiene items (baby wash/shampoo, lotion)
- Diapers (size 4, 5, 6)
- Boys pullups (4T-5T)
- Girls sleepers (12 month-4T)
- Girls toddler pajamas
- Boys and Girls onesies (18-24 month)
- Boy Toddler clothes (2T – 5T)
- Baby board books
- Baby Equipment (Under 10 years old)
- Cribs (no drop-down sides)
We Cannot Accept
- Baby food
- Used car seats
- Elementary age toys
- Used breast pumps
- We cannot take ANY cribs with drop down sides or bumper pads.
- We cannot take ANY cribs with drop down sides, used car seats or bumper pads.
(Please check with www.cpsc.gov or call us for clarification.)
If interested in donating car seats to our Infant Car Seat Program (part of Vida Support Services,) we ask you to please purchase the Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base available at Amazon here or Target here.
For those wishing to donate, please bring donations to our Support Services Office and check in with receptionist, Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
If you or your group has conducted a donation drive on our behalf, please contact Claire at the office at 920-731-4354 to make arrangements for delivery.
In-kind giving provides an opportunity for community partners, other organizations, and individuals to gift services or goods to help advance the Vida mission. These donations and partnerships help us continue to offer all of our services free of charge to the expectant mothers, new parents, and families we serve throughout the greater Fox Valley.
If interested in in-kind giving opportunities, becoming a community partner, or discussing the greatest organizational gift needs at this time, please contact our Development Office at 920-731-4354. Check out some recent in-kind gifts to Vida below.
Recent In-Kind Gifts and Community Partners
U.S. Venture Schmidt Family Foundation donated ten laptops and cleaning and sanitation products as part of the foundation’s annual grant program and in response to the COVID pandemic.
The Knights of Columbus local Council #7895 Msgr. Gehl Council, along with statewide and national support, donated funds to purchase a new ultrasound machine for the Vida Medical Clinic.
Fox Valley-based Jake’s Diapers provides diaper donations to Vida, which helps keep our Little Dear Boutique shelves stocked. They also offer new baby materials and items at discounted cost for Vida to provide the families we serve. Click here to read more about this organization.
Leave a legacy and make a lasting impact with a planned gift to Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services.
Planned gifts may include:
- IRA Charitable Rollover
Please contact Vida Development Supervisor Kristi Hoheisel at 920-731-4354 to discuss options or speak with your financial advisor.
Purchase items for Vida clients through the My Neighbor Wisconsin gift registry. Vida selects the most needed or requested items from the moms, dads, and families we serve and lists them on the registry, so you are able to shop and pick out which items to donate to help us best meet the current needs of our clients.
You may organize collection drive on our behalf. At this time, and due to client needs, we encourage groups to do new material item drives (instead of diaper drives) and collect wipes, new clothes, small equipment items, etc.
Cozy baby blankets are fun to make and a cherished gift to a new mom or dad. We would love for you to organize a blanket/ quilt making class and give the blankets to us! Please consider this fundraiser as a way to pass on love and warmth to moms and dads in need.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
This is a perfect fundraiser for a church. We give you bottles to distribute and bulletin inserts to explain how to fill the bottles with cash, coins, or checks. This fundraiser is typically used around Sanctity of Life Month in January, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and for Respect Life Month in October but can be done any time of the year. The church collects the bottles at the end of the drive, counts the proceeds, and delivers us a check. You can also bring us the filled bottles, and we’ll do the rest!
Christmas Banquet and Baby Baskets
Host a Christmas party and invite guests to bring a small gift for a baby. Gifts can be assembled into baskets for a special holiday surprise for new moms and dads.
Support us by purchasing items like you would on an everyday basis, whether it’s baby items, a birthday gift, or household goods, through Amazon. The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchases to the organization of your choice.
Use the link www.smile.amazon.com every time you order from Amazon to ensure your donation is counted. Search and select “Vida Inc.” as the nonprofit beneficiary on Amazon Smile.
A Thrivent action grant is a $250 grant given to fulfill a need within your community. From the time of application, you have 120 days to lead a fundraiser, service project or education activity within your school, church or community. By selecting Vida as the beneficiary, you are both financially supporting the mission as well as raising awareness about our important work.