Many Ways to Give

There are many opportunities to support the ministry of Francis House:

Become a Member of Our Monthly Giving Club

We are grateful for the many Francis House benefactors who make gifts to our ministry throughout the year. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to make monthly or quarterly gifts through ACH (Automated Clearing House) debits.

ACH debit allows you to make your donation electronically. It is a more efficient, cost effective program for both you and Francis House. Here is how it works:

  • You fill out the ACH Debit Authorization Form (click here to download it) or call or email to receive form and mail it back to Francis House. As with every donation you make, we keep your banking information confidential.
  • We create your ACH debit schedule between our bank and your bank. You will be notified by mail that this has been completed.
  • On the 15th day of every month, your gift is automatically withdrawn from your account. If you choose quarterly payments, your gift is withdrawn on the 15th day of January, April, July and October.
  • You will receive a statement of your donations in July and January. All of your donation remains tax deductible as permitted by the IRS.
  • If at any time you wish to cancel this program, you will be sent a form to sign to confirm your cancellation.

We thank you for your interest in this program. It is an easy way to make your donation while saving time and resources.
If you have any questions or would like to request a form for direct deposit, please contact Beth Lynn Hoey, Director of Development, at (315) 475-5422 or
You will receive 12 giving envelopes to send your gift every month. You receive giving receipts for your gifts twice annually. Monthly givers receive special correspondence from Sister Kathleen Osbelt, Executive Director, as well as a gift from Francis House.

The Caring Fund

A permanent endowment of Francis House in Honor of Sister Kathleen Osbelt. Click here to learn more about the endowment and how you can make your pledge.


Dedicate a Brick In Our Walkway of Blessings

Our Walkway of Blessings winds through our yard and circles around our gazebo. For your gift of $100, you can dedicate a brick in memory or in honor of someone who has been a blessing in your life. Every Fall, newly etched blessing bricks are added to the walkway.

Download Blessing Brick Dedication Form

Give Through United Way

Although Francis House is not a United Way member agency, you can still make gifts to us through the donor designation program. Simply write in “Francis House, Inc.” for donor designation on your pledge card.

Give Through CFC or SEFA

Francis House also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the State Employees Federated Association (SEFA)

In-Kind Donations

You can drop off your in-kind donations at Francis House anytime seven days a week. A list of our most needed items is listed on our Wish List page. If you want to donate something other than pantry items listed on our Wish List, please contact Sister Colette Walter, household coordinator, at (315) 475-5422 or

If you have any questions regarding how you can help support the ministry of Francis House, contact Beth Lynn Hoey, CFRE, Director of Development at (315) 475-5422 or