Ways to Donate


Thank You for Giving the Gift of a Good Life

Your support helps children and young adults with severe disabilities grow, thrive through well-rounded care and have lots of fun. To donate, call our philanthropy department at (800) 237-6555 or (757) 622-2208 or give now using our secure online form. You make a difference! Thank you.

Help Provide Care Through Your Annual Gift

As a nonprofit organization, we look to the community for annual support. Public funding offsets part of the cost of caring for the individuals we serve, but private donations are essential. The Home receives contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations and also is a certified United Way agency; our designation for the Combined Federal Campaign is #10064.

For more information, contact Kristen Nelson, giving manager, at (757) 622-2208 ext. 328 or knelson@smhdc.org. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Honor a Loved One

Memorials and gifts in honor are wonderful lasting tributes and are deeply appreciated by those they honor and by St. Mary’s. Your gift will be acknowledged to the appropriate recipient. For more information, call the philanthropy department at (800) 237-6555 or (757) 622-2208, or email Kristen Nelson, giving manager, at knelson@smhdc.org.

Create Your Legacy Through The Guardian Society

Making a connection sometimes requires extraordinary patience, effort and skill. But in a place filled with love and laughter, where victories often are hard-fought but deeply rewarding, it’s worth it. And every inch of progress is unforgettable. How will you be remembered? We invite you to link your legacy with ours through a planned gift. After all, love is forever.

Read more about the Guardian Society.

Create a Memory with a Paver

Engraved with a loved one’s name, a sentiment or an expression of gratitude, a paver creates a lasting memory. Support the children and young adults while recognizing someone special. Buy a paver for $150; each additional paver is $100. For information or to reserve a brick, contact Kristen Nelson, giving manager, at (757) 622-2208 ext. 328 or knelson@smhdc.org.


Other Ways to Give

If you would like to give a gift of appreciated securities or other property, give a planned gift, make a donation over the phone or learn more, call the philanthropy department at (800) 237-6555 or (757) 622-2208 or email Kathleen Kaurup, director of philanthropy, at kkaurup@smhdc.org.

Form 990

St. Mary’s Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered through the Division of Consumer Affairs at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If you would like to receive a copy of our IRS Form 990, please contact CEO H. Wayne Jones at (757) 622-2208 ext. 302 or wjones@smhdc.org.

Thank you to the generous and creative people behind Let It Ripple for donating this customized version of their film “Engage.”