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To make a donation to CHD, click on the of the options below. If there’s a different program you would like to support, click on “other program” and list the program in the comments section. Thank you for your support!


At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, it is the time from our mentors and the gifts from our donors that come together to transform the lives of children. Please consider joining our Matchmaker Circle. You can help Big Brothers Big Sisters provide the precious gift of a mentoring friendship to more children in need. Each annual contribution of $1,000 will directly fund the staff and program resources needed to support a Big-Little match for one year. That’s more than 200 hours per year of quality, one-to-one time with a caring and dependable Big Brother or Sister. That’s making a real difference, one child at a time.

titles_3_CCoHCancer House of Hope works to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social, and spiritual support. Cancer House of Hope provides free-of-charge cancer support services and relaxation programs for those who face this devastating disease. Your donation ensures that the Cancer House of Hope will be here for our family members, our friends, and even for you if you are undergoing treatment, recently lost someone to cancer, or just received a diagnosis. Your gift provides comfort, support, and hope. 

CHD Disability Resources is open to all individuals with physical or visual disabilities. From adaptive sports and recreational outings to social gatherings and educational events, we seek to enhance the self-confidence, interactive skills and physical abilities of program participants.

Family Outreach of Amherst supports and assists the most vulnerable members of our community by working with families who struggle with mental health, trauma, medical, substance abuse, and life skills issues. We believe that although our clients struggle with these issues, they are still experts in their own lives. By providing advocacy and case management support, FOA not only ensures that families receive services so that their basic needs are met, but we also help families identify ways to make their lives better.

Jessie’s House serves and guides homeless families toward a future of hope, good health, and a safe place to call home by assisting them in developing the skills needed to establish sustainable self-sufficiency. The staff at Jessie’s House provides outreach services to help families continue on the path to success after leaving the shelter and promotes community awareness of homelessness and related issues.

MaryAnne’s Kids is a special fund established to provide opportunities for children in foster care that would otherwise be unavailable to them, as they are not typically paid for through the State foster care system. By providing these children the means to pursue special interests in music, dance, art, sports, summer camps and extra-curricular education, we hope to offer a positive influence that will remain with them throughout their lives.

Not Bread Alone, our community meal program in Amherst welcomes everyone to help prepare and enjoy fresh, nutritious, and family-style meals using local ingredients whenever possible. Our free meals program fosters a caring environment that relies on strong volunteer and community involvement. All who come are welcomed, accepted and appreciated for what they can offer. We also have counselors on site to help guests resolve issues such as housing, food stamp applications, health insurance, and employment.

CHDlogoTag_216x72CHD’s Unrestricted Funds is used to support the area of greatest need within the agency. Many CHD programs are 100% community-funded. That means, without the support of generous friends and advocates, these programs literally would not exist – and thousands of people would go without critical services and support.

Click here to donate to a particular program not listed above.  You will be able to write in the program name during checkout. Our staff in the Development Office will make sure your donation gets to where you intend it to go and send you a confirmation in an acknowledgement letter.



You may also make a donation to CHD with a personal check. Checks should be made payable to Center for Human Development and mailed or delivered to:


Development Office
Center for Human Development
332 Birnie Avenue
Springfield, MA 01107