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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

Mother Teresa

What makes The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield unique is that all of our programs and services are provided by volunteers. There is very little cost beyond our volunteer management and basic office expenses. Our drivers use their own vehicles with no reimbursement for gas or tolls. No teachers or lecturers receive any remuneration. Yet, our modest operating expenses make the work of the Center possible.

The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is the only organization in the community that provides free, accompanied, transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping for seniors.

Each year, we employ two part-time staff members who manage the running of the Center and the work of almost 300 volunteers. We are blessed to have our office space generously donated by Lucy Corr Village which helps with our associated expenses. We have enrolled over 648 individuals, provided over 1,884 drives, and offered 75 classes.

Many foundations are reluctant to give grants solely for operating expenses. This is an ongoing challenge for us. Our business model is so efficient and effective that operating funds are all we need. For this reason, we rely on the support of individuals like you. Since 2001, The Shepherd's Center has been a leader in central Virginia in the field of aging. We continue to make a significant impact. We invite you to participate with us through your support.

When you become a supporter of The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield:

  • You make it possible for an older person to have caring, compassionate, reliable transportation to medical appointments.
     
  • You directly help someone here in our community to have access to healthy, nutritious food.
     
  • You relieve the burden of loneliness and isolation.
     
  • You support and encourage the volunteers who provide these services.
     
  • You become a leader in the community – one who feels passionately that a person's humanity, dignity, and worth will never decline with age.

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Ways To Donate

CASH DONATIONS

For income tax purposes, your gift or pledge payments are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law (USA only). Please consult your tax advisor. Gifts or pledge payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card.

PLEDGES

Pledges may be made to The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield in support of our current fundraising campaigns. Pledges traditionally extend over a two to three-year period. Using a pledge form, you may specify the length of the pledge period, the frequency of payments, and the method of payment. Pledge payments may be made in cash, check, credit card, or via appreciated securities.

TRIBUTE GIFTS

Individuals and organizations may want to give tribute gifts to The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield to commemorate events such as anniversaries, graduations, or to memorialize a friend or loved one who has passed away. After receiving a tribute gift, The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield sends the honored individual, or family of the deceased, a tribute card. Tribute donations are made online or through the mail. If this gift is time-sensitive, please make this donation over the phone by calling The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield directly.

STOCK GIFTS/APPRECIATED SECURITIES

The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield accepts gifts of stock or appreciated securities, whether as a transfer from a portfolio or investment in a corporation. If you are interested in supporting The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield with a gift of stock, please meet with your financial advisor to select the best method for your donation. You may achieve significant tax savings by making a gift or pledge payment of stocks or other capital assets that have appreciated in value.

PLANNED GIVING/ENDOWMENT

Donors may wish to consider giving through such vehicles as life insurance, bequests, testamentary gifts, charitable trusts, partnership opportunities, or named endowments. Planned giving can be an ideal way to leave a legacy to The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield and to minimize your income, gift, and estate taxes. We encourage you to speak with your legal and/or tax advisor when considering any type of planned gift.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many businesses meet their philanthropic goals by contributing to causes their employees support. An employer with a matching gift program may contribute an equal amount or more when an employee makes a donation to a public benefit organization such as The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield. Check with your employer to determine whether the Center qualifies for such a program.

CORPORATE GIFTS/IN-KIND GIFTS

Through contributions of in-kind donations and cash grants, corporations of all kinds and sizes have are instrumental for our existence. Cash gifts can be given to support The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield's general operation costs or for special gift opportunities. In-kind gifts to The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield have included donations of equipment, software, and professional services. You may achieve significant tax savings by making a gift or pledge payment of stocks or other capital assets.

DONOR RECOGNITION CATEGORIES

Opportunities for Participating:

  • Founding Partners: $ 1,000 +
  • Leadership Partners: $ 500 to $999
  • Sponsoring Partners: $ 100 to $499
  • Friends: $ 1 to $99

All donations made to The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield are tax deductible.

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (804) 706-6689

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Easy Ways to Support the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield

Give when you shop or when you want to remove an unused car from your yard. These are all ways you can donate to the support of the Shepherd's Center.

 

When you shop at Amazon Smile,  you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield. When you go to Amazon Smile for the first time, you can select Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield as your charity of choice. Visit Amazon Smile site now.

 

When you shop at Kroger, a small donation will be made to the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield. When you register,  use the NPO number: XG316 so that the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield will receive a donation from your purchases. Visit the Kroger Rewards Program site now.

 

When you sign up to have your debit or credit card linked to this program so any purchases made on that card will be rounded up to the nearest dollar with the change donated to the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield. Visit CaringCent site now.

 CARS

Donate any unwanted vehicle to C.A.R.S. Choose the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield as your Non-Profit. The Vehicle will be picked up at no cost to you and you will receive a statement for your taxes once the vehicle has been sold. Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will benefit the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield. Visit the C.A.R.S. site now.

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