Thank you for your interest in donating to our mission! 

You will be helping neighbors who need extra support to achieve educational goals and to break the cycle of homelessness. Donating on-line is safe and easy. Make it a monthly gift and support learning year round by joining our Build the Future giving circle. Use the tabs below to choose the right donation for you.

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If you wish to give securities, email us at

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Visit our Amazon Wish List full of program needs and student gifts. Purchase directly from the list so that items are shipped directly.

See our E-Gift Card Wish List for current program needs! Digital gift cards can be emailed to

*Note for the time being, we are not accepting any physical gift cards, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to ensure the safety of our kids, staff, and the greater community.  

Charitable Giving & Estate Planning: Support the work of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund while meeting your own financial and charitable goals. Gifts can help avoid or reduce capital gains and estate taxes; provide annual income for you or a beneficiary while preserving the principal assets for HCEF; involve property or insurance; or be deferred as part of a will or living trust. Below are some of the many options available. Let us help you through your generosity to HCEF.

  • Outright Gifts & Appreciated Securities: A gift of cash is fully tax-deductible up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Gifts of long-term, appreciated securities held for over one year are exempt from capital gains taxes and tax-deductible for the market value of the donated securities at the time of transfer for up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any deductible excess of cash or appreciated securities gifts above the adjusted gross income maximum can be carried forward for up to five additional years.
  • Life Income Gifts: You can make a gift to HCEF and receive direct financial benefits; an income for life for yourself, your spouse, and/or your children; and a charitable income tax deduction. Capital gains taxes can also be reduced or avoided when using long-term appreciated securities to fund the annuity or trust.
  • Gifts Through Your Will: Making a gift through your will or “living trust” could be the most realistic way to provide a substantial contribution to HCEF and obtain major benefits for yourself and your estate. A gift through your estate may reduce or even eliminate federal estate taxes. Most states provide estate or inheritance tax benefits for gifts through an estate to non-profit organizations such as HCEF.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance: You can name HCEF as a primary, secondary, final, or remainder beneficiary of your current policy. You can also assign your yearly dividends to HCEF. You can give a fully paid policy or one on which you are still paying premiums, or obtain a new policy.

Prefer to send a check?
Please make check payments out to “Homeless Children’s Education Fund” and send them to our office:

Homeless Children’s Education Fund
One Hope Square
1901 Centre Ave, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15219