"Since 1977, more than 500 children have called the Henry and William Evans Home for Children home."
YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - ONE CHILD AT A TIME!
Who We Are
Is there a more important need in our community than providing a loving, nurturing home for an abused, homeless or otherwise needy child? The Henry & William Evans Home for Children provides exactly that. This is a home where children who are in desperate circumstances, not of their own choices, are given a chance to not only live a normal childhood, but to thrive in all that life has to offer. Since 1949, the Evans Home has welcomed more than 500 children, under a variety of circumstances, and positively affected their lives - and in turn their communities.
Our children attend public schools, participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities as well as take care of their own house pets. Through the generosity of our community giving, they are able to attend summer camps and many are able to receive orthodontic braces, enjoy ball games, bowling, movies and other community activities as any normal child would enjoy. Most of all, these children carry forward this environment of love, care and personal responsibility into productive and family-oriented adulthood.
The Evans Home is one of the few residential children’s homes left in Virginia and its existence is vital to our community. However, over 70% of our annual budget requires donations from you and other generous community partners and private donors in order to keep the doors open. We do not spend money on fund raising or marketing activities, and as a result, 92.5% of all contributions go directly to care of the children! We are also a 501 c(3) charitable organization.
It is ultimately our long-term dream to reach a $10 Million endowment so that our home will likely be forever-sustainable and not reliant on the volatile political environments and constant fundraising for sustainability. This may seem like an impossible task, but by working together as a community, we might hope to someday realize this dream.
How Can You Help?
Regardless of the extent to which you become involved or provide funding or assistance to the Evans Home, please know that we sincerely appreciate you and your commitment to improving the lives of our children and sustainability of the Evans Home.
Here are a few EASY ways that you may choose to help:
1. One-time contribution
2. Recurring monthly contribution
3. Estate Bequeath (Add Henry & William Evans Home for Children to your Will, Trust or as a life insurance beneficiary)
4. Qualified Charitable Donation (If age 70 1/2 or older, you may direct your IRA custodian to send funds directly as QCD)
5. Donate property of value, such as home, land, autos or appreciable assets such as stocks or investment portfolios.
6. Consumables such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, pre-packages foods, etc are always appreciated
Feel free to contact us for any additional information or if you have any questions at (540) 662-8520.