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.
Monetary donations on a one-time, recurring (monthly or quarterly), and ACH payments basis are accepted. Vida appreciates planned giving, recurring giving, and all corporate and individual gifts of time, talent, or treasure as well.
If donating more than $250, you are eligible to be named a Vida sponsor and can make your donation through the sponsorship page here.
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.
- Baby and toddler clothes (sizes newborn through 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.
Support Vida through various sponsorship levels. Any donation of more than $250 in a year is eligible to be named a Vida sponsor.
Sponsors are recognized at Vida’s three major fundraising events every year: Bowl for Life, Chip In for Life, and Together for Life, as well as throughout the year on the website and other media. Support and funds raised through these events and sponsorship ensure all of services remain free.
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.