Memorial Donations




Memorials are an endearing tribute to a family member or a loved one who has left us with fond memories. We will be glad to assist you in choosing an appropriate commemoration for your gift in memory of someone special to you.


Honor Donations




Gifts can be in honor of special occasions and accomplishments or to let someone know that they are an inspiration. If you are interested in making this type of gift, we will be happy to provide assistance.


General Donations




General donations can include gifts of cash, personal property, or retail surplus. Gifts of $250 or more are tax deductible. If goods or services are provided in exchange for a gift, the fair market value is deducted and the remainder can be claimed on your taxes.


Clay Co Camp Fund





CHS Clay County is collecting funds to send children and young adults with developmental disabilities to camp. Camps that accommodate special needs are expensive, and funding for them is scarce. All monies raised will directly help individuals in Clay county go to a camp of their choice, which will allow them to learn, grow, and feel included in a safe, fun environment.


Planned Giving




After providing for the needs of loved ones, you may choose one of several ways to benefit the Center. These may include:
  • Wills
  • Life Insurance
  • Gift Annuities
  • Life Estate Agreements
  • Trusts
  • Securities

Planned giving involves integrating a donor’s charitable gift into his or her overall financial, tax, and estate planning objectives so as to maximize benefits to both the donor and the Center for Human Services.

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way

Planning for the future … we do it in business, but do we do it in our home?

According towww.estateplanning.com: “no matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take it with you when you die. When that happens—and it is a “when” and not an “if”—you probably want to control how those things are given to the people or organizations you care most about.” Estate planning is not just for “retired people” or “wealthy people”. It’s for everyone.

The Center for Human Services has received gifts from the estates from several people over the years, and those gifts have made a very big impact on the running of our programs for people with disabilities.

One of our first estate gifts was from Virginia Flower and was used to build the Virginia Flower Building, which housed the Children’s Therapy Center and the Cooperative Workshop. Hundreds of children were brought to this location to receive services like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Many years later, a large estate gift was very instrumental in building the HW and Janet Harris Early Care and Education Center which now houses our current children’s programs.

An estate gift from Duane & Beulah Ewing, along with many other gifts, was instrumental in the purchase of the building later called the Ewing Vocational Center. This building is used as an employment training center for adults with disabilities. Some participants have jobs within the building, and many of our participants now have jobs within the community.

Two of our latest estate gifts helped to create our newest employment venture, the Mason Horticultural Training Center. Our participants are being trained in the intricacies of raising and caring for plants and learning how to perform retail sales.

For 56 years the Center for Human Services has impacted the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities. The services have given people with disabilities housing, employment and hope.

We are so thankful for the many gifts given to the Center from so many caring individuals and families!

As you create (or review) your will, please consider a gift to the Center for Human Services.

Additional Options

In addition to the giving methods previously mentioned, there are a few other ways to lend your support.Volunteering
Volunteers contribute many hours of service to the Center every month. Some of the important services volunteers provide are transportation, classroom assistance, office and bulk mailing assistance, maintenance and carpentry, friendship and help to individuals with disabilities and their families, and fundraising assistance. This generous sharing of time and talent allows the Center to keep the cost of services and fundraising to the lowest possible rate. We are always needing additional volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Pettis or Saline Counties, please contact the Development Department at 660-826-4400 or by e-mail smergen@chs-mo.org           Where to send your gift
Pettis County:
Center for Human Services
1500 Ewing Drive
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-4400
Saline County:
Center for Human Services
175 West Slater
Marshall, MO 65340
(660) 886-4261
Benton County:
Center for Human Services
122 Tower Drive
Warsaw, MO 65355