Why we need your donations

Your support directly impacts the vital services offered to a growing number of children facing abuse, neglect, and adversity within our communities.
In the past year, our residential programs extended assistance to more than 175 vulnerable children across Indiana. We've received referrals from 21 different counties, with nearly half originating from Elkhart County alone.
Continuing our commitment to excellence, we provide a nurturing educational environment for the children residing on our campus. Furthermore, we offer educational day services to over 60 children from seven local school districts.
We deeply appreciate your generous contribution, which demonstrates to the children under our care that they are valued by the community.
Thank you for contemplating a donation to support the compassionate care provided to the boys and girls at Bashor Children’s Home.

Ways to Give 

There are several giving options available depending on your philanthropic goals and personal circumstances.

  • Online (Credit Card and Bank Account Withdrawals): Make a one time donation using our secure donation form.
  • Check: Send checks through the mail to: Bashor Children’s Home, PO Box 843, Goshen IN 46527
  • Phone or E-mail: Call 574-875-5117 to speak with the Development Department or e-mail sriikonen@bashor.org

Buy A Brick Program

Personalized bricks purchased through our Emmaus Walk appeal are featured in front of the Community Resource Center.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts


Celebrate special moments and people in your life by making an honorary or memorial gift. When a honorary or memorial gift is made, a note is sent to the person or family of the person in whose name the gift is made. You will also receive a separate acknowledgment and receipt. Honorary and memorial gifts can be made online. Personalized bricks purchased through our Emmaus Walk appeal are featured in front of the Community Resource Center.
Many companies encourage philanthropic interest among their employees by offering a matching gift program. This is an easy and effective way to double or even triple your contribution to Bashor. For more information on matching gifts, contact your human resources office to learn whether your employer has a Matching Gift Program.
Bashor Children’s Home offers ways to make a planned gift for people of all financial means. From will bequests, to purchasing bonds, to charitable remainder trusts, an experienced Bashor representative will work with you and your financial advisors to help you decide which type of planned giving plan, best suits your specific financial and philanthropic goals.
Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds can provide attractive benefits. An outright gift of long-term appreciated securities (securities held for more than a year) avoids capital gains taxes and in most cases, the donor obtains a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the securities.
To make a gift of securities, IRA’s, 401K’s or other retirement plans to Bashor please contact Steve Riikonen in our Development Department at 574-875-5117.

The Indiana Foster Care Tax Credit

The Indiana Foster Care Tax Credit is a $2 million annual allocation of funding that allows for a 50% tax credit for contributions of up to $10,000 made to qualifying foster care organizations. Each fiscal year—beginning in July 2021 and ending in June 2027—there will be $2,000,000 available for the purpose of donating to an approved Foster Care Organization. Bashor Children's Home is one of those approved organizations and your donations will provide direct support to families and individuals in the foster care system.

These credits are available on a first-come first-serve basis. This is not a federal tax credit, and must be approved by the Indiana Department of Revenue.

To be eligible, the donor must:

  1. Pay Indiana taxes
  2. Donate to an eligible organization
  3. Claim their credit in the same taxable year that the donation was made.

The Process

  1. Make your monetary donation to Bashor Children's Home.
  2. We will provide proof of your donation.
  3. Submit your application & proof of donation to the Indiana Department of Revenue. These must be submitted via fax or by mail.
  4. Receive an approval letter from the Indiana Department of Revenue. A response indicating approval or denial will be provided within 45 days of receipt.


It is the policy of Bashor Children's Home not to share, sell or trade a donor's personal information to any other entity in existence unless we receive written permission from the donor. Bashor Children's Home is a 501(c)(3) organization.