Child and Family Services supports the safety and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families in times of crisis, challenge, and life transition. We serve communities in more than 20 counties across Northern Michigan, helping families to heal and grow. In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope –that together we can do extraordinary things.  #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5 is an opportunity for people all over the world to stand together and give back to help our communities. There are many ways to give and help families in need, including non-cash options. 

Donating online is easy and secure, but we want you to be aware that there are some fees associated with online credit card donations. Donorbox charges 1.5% for using their platform, and Stripe charges 2.2% + $0.30 for non-Amex card transactions and 3.5% for Amex card transactions. 

The Donorbox team is thrilled to introduce an exciting new feature for all U.S. based organizations. Our donation forms now accept ACH bank transfer (also known as eCheck) payments! In other words, you can now make donations through bank transfers instead of using credit cards.

This is particularly helpful for large donations, as credit card fees are almost three times more expensive than ACH fees. In fact, Stripe charges a 2.2% + $0.30 credit card fee for registered 501c3 nonprofits, while its ACH fee is only 0.80% and is capped at $5 (i.e. if you donate above $625, the fee remains at $5).

You can also donate via Facebook with no fees at this link: or send us a check to: CFS, 3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 498686. For any questions, please give us a call at 231-946-8975.

Visit to learn more. And most importantly, thank you for your donation!

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        Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan is a 501c(3) not for profit organization (tax ID # 38-2534222). Our organization provided no goods and services to you in exchange for this gift.