HOW DO WE RAISE FUNDS?
We hold one major signature event – our Blues & BBQ event which is held on the first Friday in October, here on our campus. It is casual, fun event with live music, great food, a silent auction and more. Many local business act as sponsors as well as the many who attend the event.
We also have numerous community partners such as civic groups and local churches who support our mission. In addition, we participate in several awareness events throughout the year, including with the Matthews Chamber, to share information about our programs and needs.
WHAT IS THE LOCAL FAMILY NETWORK?
This is a collaboration of COSKids, Matthews HELP Center, and Matthews Free Medical Clinic to bring awareness that we serve a very similar demographic and that we provide wrap-around services to these clients which includes child care, medical care, and crisis assistance. Our three agencies collectively provide over $3Million in services back to the Matthews community each year, providing a helping hand-up to our neighbors and contributing to the quality of our community life.
WHAT IS GIVING TUESDAY?
Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017) is a global day dedicated to giving back. Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a day for families, business, community, and others to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give — cash, in-kind donations, or volunteer hours!
As with many agencies in the non-profit world, there are items or services that we would love to have but simply do not have the budget for. Here are a list of items or services that would help improve efficiency, increase productivity and assist our programs. View our COSKids Needs List.
MAKE A SECURE DONATION
We value your support of us through your donations and COSKids offers secure online transactions through our Donation page. As a nonprofit, we receive no government funding but rely on private grants and donations to provide services to the families we serve. You can use Visa or Mastercard credit cards to make a one time or recurring donation. If you are making a donation in memory of, in honor of, or towards a specific program or special event, please indicate that information.