Arrowhead Youth & Family Services is a 501c3 non-profit organization which depends on the financial support of our community.  We appreciate any support we receive in the form of cash or in-kind donations, year-end giving, bequests, memorials or tributes in honor of loved ones, and other planned giving opportunities.  All contributions made to Arrowhead are tax deductible.  

Giving Opportunities

Memorial Giving Program

The Memorial Giving Program enables donors to memorialize a deceased loved one.  To participate in the Memorial Giving Program, please send a memorial donation along with the name of the person to be memorialized and the name and address of that person's family.  Arrowhead will notify the family of the memorialized person, and the donor will receive a card to acknowledge receipt of the gift. 

Living Tributes Program

The Living Tributes Program allows donors an opportunity to honor a family member or friend.  Living tribute gifts are usually made for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or graduation.  To participate in the Living Tributes Program, please send a donation with your name and address along with the name and address of the person being honored and the occasion being celebrated.  Arrowhead notifies the individual being honored by letter or card and sends the donor a letter of acknowledgement.

Planned Giving

Arrowhead has been able to transform the lives of youth-at-risk for over 60 years because of planned gifts made by generous supporters one or two generations ago.  You can help to ensure Arrowhead's continued success by making a planned gift of your own.  Planned giving means weaving a charitable gift into your overall financial plan, and plannedgifts usually provide you with substantial income and estate tax advantages.  Common types of planned gifts include a bequest in your will, gifts of appreciated property or stocks, charitable trusts, revocable trusts, gift of residence or farm with life estate, life insurance, and retirement plan gifts.  

Planned gifts are an excellent way to support Arrowhead's future in the most impactful and meaningful way possible.  To discuss planned giving, please contact Mary Davidson at (309) 799-7044 ext. 270 or

Holiday Appeal

Each November, we send a direct mail appeal to our supporters.  Your gift to our annual fund helps us to continue our life-changing work with youth-at-risk.  Together, we are creating a brighter future for young men and women and helping our entire community. 

Please send holiday gifts to Arrowhead's Annual Fund, P.O. Box 370, Coal Valley, IL, 61240

Vehicle Donation

Avoid the hassle of selling an old vehicle by donating it to Arrowhead.  We sell it at our public vehicle auction, and you can claim the selling price as a deduction on your tax return.  Plus, you will be helping to support Arrowhead's mission of transforming the lives of youth-at-risk.  

To arrange a vehicle donation, call Beth at (309) 799-7044 ext. 247.  Vehicles can be in working or non-working condition.  If you are unable to bring a vehicle to the Arrowhead campus, special arrangements can be made for Arrowhead staff to pick it up from you.  All donated vehicles require a valid title.

Arrowhead Wishlist

Arrowhead is regularly in need of the following items:

  • First aid supplies (Bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, non-adherent pads, Q-tips, splints, joint braces)

  • Chapstick, sunscreen, hand & body lotion

  • Combs, hair brushes

  • Shower shoes

  • Towels and washclothes

  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes

  • Deodorant

  • White socks

  • L, XL, & XXL sweatpants

  • Twin sheet sets

  • Headphones

  • Notepads and non-spiral notebooks

  • Copy paper


  • Markers

  • Art supplies (stencils, posterboard, paint & paint brushes, string, beads, etc.)

  • Card tables

  • 6-8 ft. plastic tables

  • Hard woods for woodshop use

  • Regulation basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, softballs, baseballs, and other sports equipment

  • Pool equipment (swimming goggles, snorkel masks, diving rings, kickboards, etc.)

  • Rakes

  • Shovels

  • Snow shovels

  • 40-gallon garbage pails

  • Used vehicles for fundraising auctions

To help fulfill our wishlist, please call Mary Davidson at (309) 799-7044 ext. 270 or e-mail