Planned Giving

Please consider adding a charitable bequest to your Will or Estate Plan to ensure the future of MHY Family Services. By naming Mars Home for Youth Foundation in your will or by adding a codicil to your will is a wonderful and memorable way to leave your legacy to MHY. Please let us know if you plan on making MHY a part of your will, so that we can thank you for your generous decision.

Tribute Donations

MHY gives you the opportunity to make a monetary donation to honor someone’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, the birth of a child or any other special occasion, or in memory of a friend or relative. Tribute cards are personalized and sent from MHY to the individual being honored or the designated recipient of someone being memorialized. Each tribute card includes your name and address.

United Way of Employee Giving Contribution

Please consider directing your United Way or workplace charitable contributions to MHY Family Services.
To designate in the United Way of Allegheny County campaign specify #465
To designate in the United Way of Butler County campaign specify #6046

Employer Match Programs

Ask your employer if your workplace offers a charitable donation match program. This is a great way to expand your donation. Simply contact your matching gift program officer and obtain the appropriate documents to complete and send to MHY to complete and submit.

Community and Corporate Fundraising Opportunities

Direct proceeds from your golf-outing, jeans day, or holiday party to support MHY Family Services youth and families.

In-Kind Gifts

Consider a donation of goods and services to MHY Family Services. MHY Family Services regularly need
Gift Cards
Famous Footwear
Dollar Tree
Dick's Sporting Goods
Fast Food Gift Certificates
Coloring Books
African American Hair Care Products
Portable CD Players
Alarm Clocks (with or without radios)
Composition Books
Arts and Craft Kits
Journals, Stationery and Stamps
Laundry & plastic baskets
Model Car Kits and Legos
Items can be dropped off at the Administration building on campus between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please provide your name and address so that we can provide you with a donation receipt. Email with any questions.

Endowment Fund

Establishing an endowment fund creates lasting financial resources for MHY to help ensure that the at-risk youth and families who depend on our support can continue to count on MHY for many years to come.

Life Income Gifts

Donating stock has become a popular means of gifting, because donors are able to bypass capital gains taxes and receive substantial income tax reductions for their generosity to MHY. Please contact Amy Smith at 724-625-3141 ext. 228 to receive instructions for transfer.

Life Insurance

Transferring ownership of a life insurance policy to MHY, or by making MHY the named beneficiary of your policy, is an affordable way to guarantee a sizeable legacy to the agency.