Ways to Give

Leave a Legacy – Invest in a safe and healthy future for our children and families.

We are grateful to our donors for the many ways they support us. Their gifts are transforming lives right here in Eugene/Springfield. You can be confident your gift will be carefully stewarded by Relief Nursery. We take seriously our contract with donors to be responsible stewards of their donations.

Relief Nursery’s revenue is generated almost equally from private community donations, state and federal contracts, foundations and grants. We have a strong record of fiscal management and work hard to maintain balanced funding. We are not, however, insulated from fluctuations in any source of unexpected loss of revenue, and during times of increased need.

A recent audit showed that our spending and expense ratio exceeds the BBB best practice ratio of 65/35. In fact, ours is 80/20.

Here is an overview of some of the easiest ways to make a gift that you may not have considered.

Become A Monthly Donor
Set up a recurring monthly gift to provide consistent funding for Relief Nursery programs in perpetuity. Joining Future Builders, Relief Nursery’s monthly giving society, will also provide you exclusive access to Relief Nursery insider experiencers. Simply check ‘monthly’ as donation frequency. You’ll then begin receiving special correspondence monthly.

A Gift Through Your Will
A gift through your will or trust is a time-honored way of ensuring that your support of Relief Nursery continues for future generations.

Gifts of Stock
Please contact us for wire transfer information.

IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals age 70 ½ and older can make distributions from $1 up to $100,000 a year to organizations like Relief Nursery directly through their IRA at any time. Qualified gifts are tax free and can count toward your required minimum distributions.

Life Insurance
Perhaps you have a policy that has outlasted its original intended purpose. You can make Relief Nursery the beneficiary with just the change of a form. Or you can sign over a fully paid policy to qualify for a tax deduction.

Gift from Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund is a dedicated charitable account that gives you a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to support your favorite charities. Consider naming Relief Nursery as a beneficiary/successor of your account.

Retirement Plans
Gifts from retirement funds paid to anyone other than your spouse at your passing may get hit with heavy income and estate taxes. However, these gifts are tax-free to charity and take only a few minutes to set up. Contact your administrator and ask for a change of beneficiary form.

You designate how your gift benefits Relief Nursery.

  • Permanent Endowment Fund. Secure Their Future. Today.

Children’s Legacy Fund for the benefit of Relief Nursery

This account was established in 2014 with a lead donation from John and Linda Sheppard. Their vision was to establish a $4 million endowment fund that would annually support the services we provide to children and families.

This fund is held at Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). The OCF board sets an annual payout rate for permanent funds. Our current rate is 4.0%.

  • General Operating Fund

This account holds unrestricted gifts. Interest and dividend income is distributed and deposited into our bank account and used to support ongoing operations.

  • Specific Program Support
    Therapeutic Early Childhood Program
    Accessing Success

Thank you for considering a gift to Relief Nursery. We are deeply grateful for your support of the children and families we serve.
To review our most recent audit or request additional information, please contact Jennifer Solomon, Director of Philanthropy. jennifso@reliefnursery.org or call 541-485-0007 x 213.

Classroom and Family Wish List

We gratefully accept donations at both of our locations.

Classroom, Family and Childcare needs

Rainsuits children sizes 3-6 (click here for the ones we would like to use in our gardening program.)
Diapers and Pull-Ups
Canned and shelf-stable foods
Baby wipes
New or gently used children’s clothing
New children’s underwear
Board books
Child size bike helmets
Sandbox toys (shovels, buckets)
Art supplies (crayons, construction paper, glue sticks, finger paint)

Kitchen and Garden needs

Glass Tupperware with lids
Digital food scale
Metal spoons and forks
New (packaged) plastic silverware
Vitamix or another high-quality blender
12 cup food processor
Large stainless steel pots and pans
New kitchen knives
Child-sized watering cans

View our Amazon Wish List here