Looking for a meaningful way to honor a loved one’s memory or to celebrate a holiday, birthday, or special occasion?
Making a donation as a gift for someone is the perfect way to honor a loved one while supporting the life-changing work and mission of HumanKind.

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What are the ways to make a donation in someone’s honor?

A tribute donation is a meaningful way to help HumanKind meet the needs of children and families, while recognizing someone you love.

Gift for a special person: You can show someone that you’re thinking of them by donating to HumanKind in their honor.

Honor the memory of someone: By giving in memory of a loved one who has passed, you not only carry on their legacy but support HumanKind’s life-changing work and mission. 


How to make a donation in honor of someone

When you donate in honor of someone, we send a tribute letter, letting them know about your gift. If you prefer, you have the option to remain anonymous.

Once we’ve processed your gift, we’ll send you an acknowledgment letter that serves as your tax receipt.

How to make a tribute donation:

Online: Making a tribute gift online. You have the option of sending an email to your gift recipient’s inbox or mailing them a physical tribute letter. Making your tribute gift online minimizes our costs of processing and postage. You have the option to remain anonymous.

Phone:  Call us directly at (434) 485-8123

Mail: HumanKind, 1903 HumanKind Way, Lynchburg, VA 24503 

How long will my donation take to process?

When you make a donation in honor of someone, it can take up to one week for your tribute notification letter to arrive in your gift recipient’s mailbox. If you’d like notification of a tribute donation to get to your recipient more quickly, sending an email is faster.

Donation processing tends to get busier at the end of the year. If you’re looking to have a physical gift letter delivered in time for the Christmas holiday, we recommend you submit your tribute gift by early in December.

Will my gift recipient see how much I donated in their honor?

No. When you make a tribute donation, the amount of the gift only appears on the acknowledgment letter/tax receipt we send directly to you. Your gift recipient receives a separate letter or confirmation that does not include the amount.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions about the process for tribute gifts, please contact Elizabeth Reid Becker in the Development Department at 434.485.8123 or giving@humankind.org

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by helping someone in need. Give in honor, memory or celebration today.

For questions or more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Reid Becker | Prospect Research & Database Manager