The services at Vida directly impact the lives of the women, men, and children we serve in the Fox Valley and surrounding communities. All of our services are free of charge. That means we are completely dependent upon the generosity of our donors to open our door every morning.
There are a variety of ways to give and support our mission. View the drop down options below to determine what way you could best support the work, people, and those served at Vida. Thank you!
Please contact our development office at 920-731-4354 if you have any questions or would like assistance directing your donation and desire to support our mission.
Monetary donations may be made on a one-time or recurring (monthly or quarterly) basis in support of Vida. ACH payments are also accepted. Vida appreciates planned giving, recurring giving, and all corporate and individual gifts of time, talent, or treasure as well. Donors are recognized in the Vida annual report for their support.
If donating more than $250, you and/or your business are eligible to be named a Vida sponsor, receive sponsor benefits such as golf outing tickets, and may consider or find added benefit in making your donation as a Vida sponsor here.
Support Vida through various sponsorship levels, as well as receive business promotion and other benefits in return. Browse sponsorship levels, review level benefits, and become a sponsor below.
Diamond $8,000+ (2 foursomes at golf outing)
Platinum $5,000- $7,999 (2 foursomes at golf outing)
Gold $1,500-$4,999 (1 foursome at golf outing)
Silver $500-$1,499 (1 twosome at golf outing)
Bronze $250-$499 (Hole Sponsor at golf outing)
Sponsorships made before the annual spring banquet also include banquet/table tickets for that year.
As a Vida sponsor, you or your business will be promoted on all of our event marketing materials and website for the entire year and listed as a Vida sponsor in the Vida annual report. You can commit to sponsorship through this link, emailing [email protected], or calling 920-731-4354.
The Development Office will reach out to you prior to each event to gather info related each event. In-kind contributions are also an essential part of building fabulous raffle baskets and providing memorable silent and live auction items to bid on at our events. Please also consider making an in-kind donation for the success of our events and to promote your business.
Vida is further engaging, expanding, and empowering our community, and in 2021, we are moving to a new Appleton location in order to better serve men, women, and families in the Fox Valley and beyond. With your support, the new campus and building will be renovated to transform the space to a state-of-the-art medical clinic and support campus that reflects the high-quality, welcoming, dignified, and excellent care individuals receive at Vida.
New and gently used material donations fill The Store and support bags for clients and patients. We are completely dependent upon the generosity of individuals, groups and businesses to keep our shelves stocked. Please see our current list of needs, high priority needs and items we are not able to accept below.
- Winter coats, hats, mittens, and boots (12 mths. – 5T)
- Fleece sleepers (3 -12 mths.)
- Crib sheets
- New bottles
- Baby and toddler clothes (newborn – 5T)
- Maternity clothes – only gently used and current styles
- Baby furniture. We cannot take ANY cribs with drop down sides,
used car seats or bumper pads. (Please check with www.cpsc.gov or call us for clarification.)
- Individual bus fare tickets — not the “pass” cards.
- Gas cards ($5 each)
- All diaper sizes (especially sizes newborn, 4, 5, 6)
- Pullups, boys & girls (2T – 3T and 3T – 4T)
- Cribs and mattresses
- Grocery store gift cards in the amount of $10
We Cannot Accept
- Baby food
- Used car seats
- Elementary age toys
- Breast pumps
- We cannot take ANY cribs with drop down sides, used car seats or bumper pads.
(Please check with www.cpsc.gov or call us for clarification.)
During this time of COVID19, items may be safely donated/dropped off from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. Call 920-731-4354 upon arrival, and staff will assist with safely unloading and accepting the donations. Please park behind our building located at the corner of Alvin/Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton. Tax donation slips are available upon request.
In-kind giving provides an opportunity for community partners, other organizations, and individuals to gift services or goods to help advance the Vida mission. Check out some of the recent in-kind donations and community partner gifts here.
To explore in-kind giving opportunities, become a community partner, or discuss the greatest organizational needs at this time, please contact our development office at 920-731-4354.
Purchase items for Vida clients through the My Neighbor Wisconsin gift registry. Vida selects the most needed or requested items from the moms, dads, and families we serve and lists them on the registry, so you are able to shop and pick out which items to donate to help us best meet the current needs of our clients.
You many organize a diaper and wipe drive on our behalf. We are particularly in need of size 5 diapers but all sizes are welcome. This drive is perfect for youth and church groups.
Cozy baby blankets are fun to make and a cherished gift to a new mom or dad. We would love for you to organize a blanket/ quilt making class and give the blankets to us! Please consider this fundraiser as a way to pass on love and warmth to moms and dads in need.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
This is a perfect fundraiser for a church. We give you bottles to distribute and bulletin inserts to explain how to fill the bottles with cash, coins, or checks. This fundraiser is typically used around Sanctity of Life Month in January, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and for Respect Life Month in October but can be done any time of the year. The church collects the bottles at the end of the drive, counts the proceeds, and delivers us a check. You can also bring us the filled bottles, and we’ll do the rest!
Christmas Banquet and Baby Baskets
Host a Christmas party and invite guests to bring a small gift for a baby. Gifts can be assembled into baskets for a special holiday surprise for new moms and dads.
Support us by purchasing items like you would on an everyday basis, whether it’s baby items, a birthday gift, or household goods, through Amazon. The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchases to the organization of your choice.
Use the link www.smile.amazon.com every time you order from Amazon to ensure your donation is counted. Search and select “Vida Inc.” as the nonprofit beneficiary on Amazon Smile.
Vida will be launching a crowdfunding opportunity for individuals and organizations to support our mission and further promote support with family, friends, and networks. Watch here for further details in the coming days.
A Thrivent action grant is a $250 grant given to fulfill a need within your community. From the time of application, you have 120 days to lead a fundraiser, service project or education activity within your school, church or community. By selecting Vida as the beneficiary, you are both financially supporting the mission as well as raising awareness about our important work.
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