Fancy Ways of Giving
You can help our mothers and children by donating online instantly using secure sites at PayPal Giving Fund, eBay For Charity, PayPal, Network for Good, Guidestar, Just Give, Causes/Facebook, GoodSearch, GoodShop, Donation Street, their partner sites below, and by clicking their Donate Buttons at left. Some permit recurring monthly, quarterly, and yearly donations, with minimum donations as low as $1.00 - $15; most allow donors to cover processing fees. PayPal Giving Fund /eBay For Charity, AmazonSmile, GoodSearch / GoodShop, Artisans of the Twelfth House, The I Do Foundation, and Donation Street are among those offering ways to donate without cost to you. To find us easily, enter our Federal Identification Number, 95-4521373, in the site's search bar. Always use reputable sources when donating online or through companies, track and confirm to verify transactions are successful and, if you have concerns, please apprise us of your donations and we can track them, too. For the Donate Now Buttons listed here, contact their sites for detailed information. The Custody Project encourages donations through The PayPal Giving Fund as 100% of every contribution will reach TCP and help our families, as processing fees are not charged. At press, the information in this and in the following paragraphs was obtained either from their websites or their organizational contacts but please contact these sites directly with concerns, questions, fee updates, and for new information, as data changes with time.
Processing Fees: When using their Donate Now Buttons, Network for Good (NFG), PayPal (PP), and Guidestar (G) can send 100%, as can some other sites, when you cover the additional 3% (NFG), 2.2% + 30 cents (PP), and 3.99% + 99 cents (G) in processing fees. Just Give sends 97.75% when you use their Discover Giving and American Express Members Give options, and may send up to 100% through the I Do Foundation. Check the percentages for Causes on their website. eBay For Charity donations flow through the PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF), as do direct PPGF donations. The Custody Project encourages donations through The PayPal Giving Fund as 100% of every contribution will reach TCP and help our families, as processing fees are not charged. See its Donate Now PayPal Giving Fund Button, last one at left.
The Custody Project encourages donations through The PayPal Giving Fund as, by using The Custody Project Button linked to PPG at top left or, by using its own Donate Now Button, last one at left, donations are processed without charge and 100% of your online giving will reach TCP and can help our families.
Our Indiegogo Campaign and The National Drive and Traveling Art Exhibit Campaign ran, and The Campaign Documenting Their Voices: The Drive for The Voiceless is running to raise awareness - please share with all your friends, as our families need your help. By donating the cost of a cup of coffee and inviting friends to do the same, our families benefit.
Just Give accepts $10 minimum donations, and offers several giving options. Find us on Just Give or its partner sites by entering 95-4521373 in their donation search bars. Its partner sites include Discover, American Express, and The I Do Foundation, below. Check directly with Just Give and its partners for new information. (Just Give: 866.587.8448).
Discover Giving accepts $10 minimum one-time and recurring donations, with 2.25% applied to processing fees when using your Discover card (Discover: https://discover.justgive.org; Just Give: 866.587.8448).
American Express Members Give accepts $5 minimum one-time and recurring monthly and annual donations using dollars or membership reward points, with 2.25% applied toward processing fees when using your Amex card (amex.justgive.org; use address bar at top, not search engine; Just Give: 866.587.8448).
At Discover Giving and American Express Members Give, you can dedicate donations as a gift in another's name or as a memorial, also.
Reward Points. Many companies offering reward points allow you to donate them for charitable purposes. When you designate The Custody Project as your charitable recipient, yours can help our families in need.
Weddings: The I DO Foundation. Couples and guests making wedding-related purchases can help TCP without a dime leaving a pocket. When a Gift Registry is lodged with I DO's partner stores and TCP is designated as the charitable beneficiary, a percentage of 10% or less will be deducted automatically from those purchases and sent as a donation to us. I DO also allows a couple to create a Charity Registry so that their guests can donate to the charity of the couple's choice in lieu of purchasing a gift for them. When wedding couples do this, The Custody Project receives approximately 90% of your donation, and 100% when you elect to cover I DO's processing fee. (This Just Give program may end on December 31, 2016. When you click on The I DO Foundation Donation Registry link, only our address and mission statement may be visible until you log in). Just Give: 866.587.8448.
Philanthropic Gift Cards. When you purchase charitable gift cards, typically you choose the value of the card, your recipient chooses the charity, their charity receives a donation—and everyone wins. Email cards can be sent without cost, and the company may mail/email both gift card(s) for you. When gift card recipients designate The Custody Project, our families benefit.
Network for Good accepts $10 minimum one-time and recurring monthly, quarterly, and yearly donations on Visa, MasterCard, and American Express using USA credit and debit/credit cards with U.S. addresses. International and domestic donors can give by accessing their PayPal accounts via the PayPal option found on NFG (5% fee; go directly to PayPal, below, for lower fees). Use our link above or NFG's Donate Now button at the left or, on their site, key our name or 95-4521373, search, and Donate Now. To check out its many partner sites, call NFG. (Network For Good: 888.284.7978).
Causes/Facebook: This link will take you to Causes directly or you can put https://www.causes.com/profiles/188010239 or https://www.causes.com/campaigns/30662-the-custody-project?utm_campaign=search_widget in the url box at the top of your search engine page and follow the Causes prompts to our Donate Button. A Causes/Facebook Donate Now button to the left is also available. However, if this page is not loading, please visit this link later and use the links above. To find us through Facebook, try logging in, typing Causes in the search box, then typing in The Custody Project, and clicking on our name. For questions, contact Causes (https://www.causes.com).
Guidestar accepts $15 minimum one-time, and recurring yearly and monthly donations on Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Type 95-4521373 in their search box, click our name and Donate to benefit us. Click on our Financials for more information. (Guidestar: 757.229.4631 or 800.784.9378; The K Foundation: 512.593.5022).
PayPal takes $1.00 to cover processing fees and send a donation of approximately 50 cents, accepting one-time and recurring donations using national and international Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, debit cards with Visa and MasterCard logos, and PayPal e-checks. When using PayPal's Donate Now Button on our site, list the amount, donate by credit card or, for checks drawn on your US bank accounts linked with your PayPal checking account, log in, verify the payment and one-time / recurring donation screen, Donate Now, and see a verifying Thank You. For support, call PayPal @ 888.221.1161.
PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF). The PPGF allows as many recurring and one-time donations as you want to make, and accepts $1 minimums. They securely process donations without charge, waiving processing fees when you use their PPGF link or their Donate Now Button at left. Or, when on the PayPal Giving Fund site, click on Donors, at Find Your Cause type in The Custody Project, and Donate. Access any funding source on your PayPal account, including national and international Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, debit cards with Visa and MasterCard logos, PayPal Credit, and perhaps Bill Me Later, PayPal Debit Cards, PayPal e-checks, and bank accounts linked to your PayPal account. PPGF also handles donations from eBay Giving For Charities to TCP (see eBay below). The Custody Project encourages donations through PayPal Giving Fund as 100% of every contribution will reach TCP and help our families, as processing fees are not charged. [PayPal / PPGF Product Site Support @ 888.221.1161, eBay/PPGF @ 866.540.3229, MissionFish @ 866.353.3474, fax: 202.330.5545].
Donor information must be entered precisely the first time without error and exactly match credit card information on file, otherwise the data will be rejected and TCP will be charged fees regardless. Also, TCP does not receive donor information in all cases and cannot send a receipt for tax purposes to those individuals. To avoid these issues, we urge donors to use other donate buttons on our site such as The PayPal Giving Fund, which sends 100% of your donation to us. (For support, call Bank of America @ 704.386.5687 and 800.430.7161).
GoodSearch. When you make www.goodsearch.com your preferred search engine, a penny donation is made to us with each internet search (See, "Do all of my searches count...?" in their FAQ for exceptions). On their site, choose The Custody Project as your favorite cause, and search. Anything less than their minimum each year is forfeited and distributed to other participating charities, so click our name and details (if a member) to see the amount we will receive yearly. You can make GoodSearch your internet home page, too, Spread the Word with their email option, and donate substantially by using GoodShop (see paragraph, below). These easy ways to give help our mothers and children without a coin leaving a pocket, as long as you list us as your benefiting charity. (For questions, call GoodSearch @ 877.466.3004).
Shop 'Til You Drop, Online and On-Street
GoodShop / GoodSearch. On www.GoodShop.com, when you designate The Custody Project, searches and a percentage of your purchases, 0-20% with 3% average, benefit our families at no cost to you. Go to GoodShop first when shopping online, sign in (if needed), find the store you want to shop at and click through to it from GoodShop. Save money with the coupons and deals offered through GoodShop while raising money for TCP, too. While optional, as a member, after choosing The Custody Project as your favorite cause, search, shop, track your personal activity, see how much you've raised over time, favorite stores you shop at on GoodShop so you don't have to search for them again, receive your donation confirmations by email, and view TCP's overall donation details. When using GoodSearch, a penny will be raised for TCP with each internet search (See their FAQ for exceptions, "Do all of my searches count...?"). Anything less than their minimum each year is forfeited and distributed to other participating charities, so click our name and details (if a member) to see the amount we will receive yearly. You can make GoodSearch your internet home page and Spread the Word with their email options (see the above paragraph). These easy ways to give help our mothers and children without a coin leaving a pocket, as long as you list us as your benefiting charity. (For questions, call GoodSearch @ 877.466.3004).
Amazon's Smile.Amazon. Amazon's charity pathway allows donors to help our mothers when shopping. Designate TCP, log in, shop as usual (same Amazon, same products) and, on the Review Your Order page, view below the total, "You are supporting The Custody Project." Amazon donates $0.50 cents to TCP for every accumulated $100, at no cost to you. (Or first, on amazon.smile.com, log in, scroll down and enter our Fed ID#, 95-4521373, to bring up TCP, designate us, then shop as usual). As this is a great way to help our families, please Spread the Word, too. For questions, call Amazon @ 866.216.1072.
Donation Street. When you visit our website first, click the link to Donation Street, shop, and purchase items, a percentage of your purchase becomes a donation to The Custody Project, at no cost to you. Simply verify that The Custody Project is listed in the Your Purchase Counts box near the top right of their page before making purchases, and our mothers and children will benefit. (If dscoupons.com is not functioning, please visit later).
Our Friendship Mall. When you shop Our Friendship Mall and patronize our business and artistic supporters, percentages of your purchases benefit The Custody Project.
Belk Charity Sales. Belk Department Stores holds charity sales yearly from 6am-10am on a Saturday in April / May and October / November. For a week prior, you can shop and hold items until purchase the day of the sale. You must buy a $5 ticket but you receive the $5 back with your first $5 purchase; some stores let you buy as many tickets as wanted and apply them as separate transactions to most items storewide. When you purchase tickets from The Custody Project prior to the sale, TCP receives each $5 in full as a charity donation. Call your local Belk to verify the sale date and time and help us help others while you shop. When mailing your donations, specify the amount enclosed for Belk Tickets and we will mail them to you, or call us @ 850.682.3460.
On-Street and Online Shopping, Credit Card Percentage Donations, Paying Bills. When shopping on-street and online merchants, auctions, and services, and when paying utility or other monthly bills, some companies allow you to donate a percentage of purchases, payments, and reward points to your charities of choice. GoodShop / GoodSearch.com, Donation Street (www.dscoupons.com), Amazon, Dell, 1.800.flowers.com, eToys.com, eBay, and countless other merchants encourage charitable giving, and you help mothers and their children by designating The Custody Project everywhere you shop. Check out eBay's Artisan's of the Twelfth House as it lists a painting donated to TCP and other items by Dancing Dog Mining Company.
Artisans of The Twelfth House lists a painting by Carmen Ivory, items by Dancing Dog Mining Company, and others. Visit for T-shirts, hats, patches, sweatshirts, books, earrings, necklaces, and medallions. Dancing Dog's Commemorative "Silver Hearts of Love" Newborn Medallions are .999 fine silver, can be engraved on the back, and come with a jewelry box (see http://stores.ebay.com/Artisans-of-The-Twelfth-House). When purchasing, you may be given the option to make a personal donation without any handling fees charged, in addition to the percentage donation given by the seller. To donate as a buyer, seller, and through auctions, see below. For help and questions, call eBay @ 866.540.3229.
eBay Buyers /Customers. There are several ways to benefit The Custody Project with direct donations and purchase percentages. You can sell items in our name, shop to support TCP, or simply donate. Enter your amount, Donate Now, verify, and complete on PayPal. To make donations without processing fees through PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF), find TCP on eBay For Charity, see the Giving Works icon, click the Donate Now button, and follow the prompts to The PayPal Giving Fund donation page.
When patronizing eBay stores making percentage donations to us, view items being sold to benefit TCP, click to read descriptions, and purchase. Seller donation percentages range from 10%-100%. Items show as Good 'Til Cancelled or Buy It Now under the Time Left column; for auction items and to sell items in our name, see eBay Sellers below. When purchasing, you can opt to make a personal donation without fees charged, too, in addition to the percentage donation given by the seller. To make purchases, scroll down to shop to support us where items benefit TCP up to 100%, read the descriptions, purchase or, if an auction, bid. As their Buy Display may update partially, visit Artisans of The Twelfth House and other stores directly to view current items for sale benefitting TCP.
Also, you can add The Custody Project as your favorite nonprofit on eBay, which will allow you to donate $1 or more to TCP each time you purchase items through eBay Checkout. Click Make TCP My Favorite on eBay For Charity and follow the prompts. Or, log in, under your name choose Account Settings, click Donation Account at left, Favorite Charities under Quick Links, and choose TCP or, @ My eBay, hover over Account, choose Donation Account, @ Preferences choose My Favorite Nonprofit or Find Your Favorite, and choose The Custody Project. The Giving Works icon on TCP's eBay page verifies our charitable standing. You can click eBay's Donate Now Button, which should take you to The PayPal Giving Fund, or scroll down to view items for sale, as described above.
Accepting $1 minimum donations, 100% of your online giving can help our families without processing fees being charged, every time you donate or shop. The PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF) allows as many one-time donations as you want to make. They securely process donations without charge, waiving processing fees when you use their PPGF link or their Donate Now Button at left. Access any funding source on your PayPal account, including national and international Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, debit cards with Visa and MasterCard logos, PayPal Credit, and perhaps Bill Me Later, PayPal Debit Cards, PayPal e-checks, and bank accounts linked to your PayPal account. [Call PayPal @ 888.221.1161, eBay @ 866.540.3229, MissionFish @ 866.353.3474, fax: 202.330.5545].
eBay Auctions can generate considerable sums for mothers and their children. When bidding, or if you are wondering whether TCP has items for bid, go to eBay and follow the instructions above. As their Buy Tab may update partially, visit individual stores, including Artisans of The Twelfth House to view current items for sale benefitting TCP. Auction items are distinguished by a countdown under the Time Left column. To bid, indicate your choices. To auction or sell items in our name, see eBay Sellers below. (PayPal @ 888.221.1161 and eBay @ 866.540.3229).
eBay Sellers. When Selling an item on eBay, you can donate a percentage (or $1 minimum) of your sales to The Custody Project and eBay will give a credit on insertion and final value fees, based on the percentage donated, once the item sells (i.e., donate 10% and receive 10% of fees back). List the item, select The Custody Project to benefit, and choose the percentage. When your item sells, eBay (or PayPal or PayPal Giving Fund) will send us your donation and provide you with a tax receipt. To sell an item on eBay to benefit TCP, for further direction, and for receipts, see above, or call eBay (866.540.3229) or PayPal (888.221.1161).
To designate The Custody Project, the following may be helpful: click on the Sell Link in the upper right corner of any eBay page. The Sell An Item Form has an eBay Giving Works section that allows you to search for The Custody Project and add TCP as the Benefitting Nonprofit for your listing. If you have never sold using eBay Giving Works, you will be asked to agree to the eBay Giving Works terms and conditions. If you have a store site, @ Edit your Listing, scroll to Choose How You'd Like To Sell, @ eBay Giving Works, type in The Custody Project and specify the percentage to donate. For all charitable listings, the Giving Works icon will appear next to each designated item. [PayPal @ 888.221.1161, eBay @ 866.540.3229].
Weddings and Donations in Honor Of
Weddings: The I DO Foundation. Couples and guests making wedding-related purchases of invitations, gifts, honeymoons, and favors, can help TCP without a dime leaving a pocket. When wedding gift registries are lodged with The I DO Foundation's partner stores and TCP is designated as the charitable beneficiary, a percentage of 10% or less will be deducted automatically from those purchases and sent as a donation to us. I DO also allows a couple to create a Charity Registry so that their guests can donate to the charity of the couple's choice in lieu of purchasing a gift for them. When wedding couples do this, The Custody Project receives approximately 90% of your donation, and 100% when you elect to cover I DO's processing fee. (This Just Give program may end on December 31, 2016. When you click on The I DO Foundation Donation Registry link, only our address and mission statement may be visible until you log in). Just Give: 866.587.8448.
In Honor Of. You can send donations to The Custody Project in honor of a family member, friend, or someone special in your life, or celebrate a special event with a donation to us at Just Give or Network for Good. In lieu of wedding, housewarming, bar mitzvah, or traditional holiday gifts, donations made to The Custody Project will help cover legal and family expenses, make mothers and their childrens' holidays happier, and ensure stability to families.
Moving / Non-running Vehicle and Land Donations
You can benefit The Custody Project by donating your used moving vehicles and land. To donate through towing companies, your churches and other forums, please designate us as the nonprofit beneficiary on intake forms, give them our Federal Tax ID #95-4521373, and contact us as needed.
The Volunteers of America (“VOA”) accepts moving and non-running vehicle donations, and property in some states, on behalf of The Custody Project. When you donate your vehicle through the VOA at Cars Helping People and designate TCP as your nonprofit beneficiary, we receive 50% of the net proceeds (or 50% of the gross minus towing and processing fees - ask). They handle the sale, the paperwork, help determine the deductible amount, and will provide you with a written statement for tax purposes while you help The Custody Project and receive, to the extent permitted by IRS tax laws, tax benefits. Contact TCP with your vehicle's year, make, model, and VIN number and retain this information for your records so that your gift to us via the VOA can be tracked. Contact VOA's national office at 800.407.2600 / 877.721.4862 for car donations nationwide and, in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, 800.552.1515. The VOA will pick up your car at no cost and some boats, RVs, and motorcycles. For property donations, please contact us but for property donations to TCP through the VOA, call 800.407.2600.
Gifts of Stock, Options, Investments
You can donate stock, stock options, other securities, and investments to The Custody Project. To the extent provided by IRS tax laws, you benefit by being able to deduct the full market value while at the same time avoiding capital gains taxes. TCP benefits by receiving property that will generate funds for our services. Speak with your investment counselor, call us, or contact Susan Harding at Morgan Stanley @ 510.891.0555 and 800.755.1579 for information.
Summer Caravans / national drives
Summer 2008 Caravan. Our long-time friends will remember that in the Summer of 2008, a nationwide Drive occurred to honor mothers relocating with their children and those affected by custody, visitation, and move away issues, to bring attention and support to their plight. To read more about it, visit our Events: Caravan 2008; on Facebook, log in, type tcp or tcpcaravan in the search box: it may come up if not archived.
Summer Caravan / National Drive 2016-2017. The Custody Project's donors raised funds for a National Drive and for Visuals to demonstrate support for the plight of those affected by custody, visitation, and move away issues, to honor mothers relocating with their children, and to lift awareness for these voiceless families. This Drive occurred during the Winter of 2016-2017 and its visuals will be uploaded over the next several months.
The Custody Project continues to raise funds and accept donations directly as well as through Indiegogo's Generosity for visuals, including for photographs, writings, art work, children's art, and a short documentary to visually depict some of the difficulties our families experience.
You can help by sharing our goals with family and friends, spreading the word, indicating donations are for The Visuals and/or Documentary, and giving as you can using Donate Now buttons on our website, by sending checks, or visiting Indiegogo/Generosity, using the links indicated below. To donate artistic items, please contact Donna @ 850.682.3460.
When you donate, specify funds are for The Visuals and/or Documentary and make those checks payable to The Custody Project, using our Donate: Online / Mail Options, our Donate Now Buttons, or donating through Indiegogo/Generosity's Documenting Their Voices: The Drive for The Voiceless. You can also check out the original Indiegogo Campaign for The Drive and our Indiegogo's: The National Drive and Traveling Art Exhibit Campaign.
Please visit our site's Events: Come Join Us: Caravans/National Drives and You Can Help: Services: Wish List sections for additional information and, to sponsor our driver privately [not tax-deductible], see below.
Private Sponsorships. Although not deductible, private sponsorships and financial gifts permit us to swiftly set funds aside for The Visuals and The Documentary expenses associated with the goals of The Caravan / National Drive. You can sponsor these program and/or administrative expenses privately [not tax-deductible] and send to The Custody Project. The Board will oversee both tax-deductible donations and non-deductible gifts and ensure they are used to fully benefit the goals of The Custody Project. Please visit our You Can Help: Services: Wish List and Events: Come Join Us: Caravans / National Drives for further information, or call.