FAQs ABOUT MAKING A DONATION

Yes. All items must be either new or in very good used condition. If it is determined that it is unlikely that the item will be appropriate for or safely used by a foster child or family, the program reserves the right to refuse the contribution. Items may not be picked up until they have been assigned to a child or family. Restrictions may also be placed on items that are too costly or difficult to store or transport.

No. Although we give examples of needy children and families on our website, your donation will be assigned to the most appropriate child or family that we are currently serving. These determinations are done in coordination with the Department of Human Services.

Yes. This program is designed to be an online resource and requires email contact and Internet access to be effective.

You will be required to have insurance coverage that is a reasonable standard of practice for the service you are donating. I.e. doctors will need malpractice coverage; event venues will need liability insurance. FTSG does not offer nor provide any additional coverage. You may be asked to sign a waiver of liability at the time that you enter into a service arrangement a foster family and in some instances you may be required to show proof of insurance.

You will be required to have insurance coverage that is a reasonable standard of practice for the service you are donating. I.e. doctors will need malpractice coverage; event venues will need liability insurance. FTSG does not offer nor provide any additional coverage. You may be asked to sign a waiver of liability at the time that you enter into a service arrangement with a child or family and in some instances; you may be required to show proof of insurance. The Foster Care worker approves all service arrangements and will ask for whatever is required by their agency to complete the service agreement.

Valuation should be made with the advice of a qualified tax professional in accordance with the requirements of the internal Revenue Service guidelines. For more information about the IRS rules governing charitable donations go to http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc506.html

Valuation should be made with the advice of a qualified tax professional in accordance with the requirements of the internal Revenue Service guidelines. For more information about the IRS rules governing charitable donations go tohttp://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc506.html

In most instances, service donations are not tax deductible. To determine whether your donation might qualify, consult a tax professional about the requirements of the internal Revenue Service guidelines. For more information about the IRS rules governing charitable donations go to http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc506.html

Valuation should be made with the advice of a qualified tax professional in accordance with the requirements of the internal Revenue Service guidelines.

All donations can be made online – start by going to the How To Help page of this website

One child, one service, one year! A child in foster care has lived a life of temporary relationships and unfulfilled promises. Your willingness to work with this child for one year, gives the time and attention necessary for a bond to be created and trust to be developed.

This depends on the nature of the service and the needs of the foster family. In no circumstances do we expect  the commitment to exceed one year or one family.

Group events will be coordinated directly through the FTSG administration in cooperation with the Department of Social Services and other Child Care providers.

You will be contacted by the foster care worker in charge of the case. All arrangements will be made through that worker and they will be the ones determining whether this foster child or family are appropriate for the service that is being donated. FTSG will also be contacting you periodically to check in and see how the service assignment is going. You are always able to let us know if there is a problem.

You will be contacted by the foster care worker in charge of the case. All arrangements will be made through that worker and they will determine whether this child or family are appropriate for  the service that is being donated. FTSG will also be contacting you periodically to check in and see how the service assignment is going. You are always able to let us know if there is a problem.

You will be contacted by For the Seventh Generation administration when your donation has been assigned. After that, the foster care worker for the child and/or family will be responsible for arranging the next step. You will be given a contact process for our office to let us know if you are having trouble.

Our office will also follow up with you to see that you were contacted and to find out how the assignment is working.

For the Seventh Generation will work with you to arrange transport and storage. Items may not be picked up until they have been assigned to a foster child or family. Restrictions may also be placed on items that are too costly or difficult to store or transport.

The DMBA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization and therefore your donation may be deductible to the extent provided by law. You will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from our office at the time the donation is made. For more information about the IRS rules governing charitable donations go to http://www.irs.gov/publications/p561/index.html

Initially, we hope that you will be able to work out issues with the assigned worker for the child. However, in the event that this is not successful, we ask that you contact FTSG immediately and we will work with you and the worker to resolve any difficulties you are experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and fulfilling experience with the foster child or family that you are helping.

Initially, we hope that you will be able to work out issues with the assigned worker for the child. However, in the event that this is not successful, we ask that you contact FTSG immediately and we will work with you and the worker to resolve any difficulties you are experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and fulfilling experience with the foster child or family that you are helping.

For the Seventh Generation accepts financial donations, new and used items (in good condition), personal and professional services (dentistry, counseling, tutoring, etc), event tickets, and the donation of special venues to host celebrations and fundraisers.

Any programs or events that are suitable for children in a specific age bracket are encouraged. Restaurants, sports venues and other child-oriented programs can be used for celebration parties and reward activities. Size, venue, and activities are all negotiable.

Family services are often focused on the physical help needed to create a safe, functional, and reasonable home environment. Home repair and maintenance, furniture and household support are often the difference between a family being reunited or not. There may also be instances where vocational support and medical treatment are important to a family’s long-term health and suitability.

For the Seventh Generation is open to a wide variety of services for the foster children we serve. We have children of all ages from toddlers to teens, and each of them have specific needs. If you are unsure if what you are offering is of use, please fill out our online form and we will contact you to discuss whether we have an immediate need or will need to wait for the right child to come along. Check our wish list to see what workers are currently asking for. If you think that a foster child or family might benefit from your donation, chances are someone out there will see the same thing and be grateful you decided to volunteer. Remember, the foster care worker will contact you before any final decisions are made and the two of you will decide if this is the right fit for this child or family.

Contact FTSG at (313) 436-5069 or email us at info@fortheseventhgeneration.org

Contact FTSG at (313) 436-5069 or email us at info@fortheseventhgeneration.org

Contact FTSG at (313) 436-5069 or email us at info@fortheseventhgeneration.org

Contact FTSG at (313) 436-5069 or email us at info@fortheseventhgeneration.org

Your donation will help foster children who are wards of the Wayne County Circuit Court Juvenile Division and their families receive needed services and goods.

You will have the ability to decide whether you wish to have your name made public as a partner to the program. Under no circumstances will your name be made public in connection to the donation of services or goods that you are making.

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