Make a Donation

Donate and Make a REAL Difference.

The Fontebella Ministry depends completely on the generosity of those in the community who willingly give of their own time, talent and treasure. There are many ways you can help us sustain this vital community service and all are valuable to ensuring we can keep our doors open to respond to the enormous needs of the young mothers who depend on us. Please consider any of the following.

One-Time or occasional check payable to Fontebella and mailed to Fontebella, P.O. Box 137, O’Fallon, Illinois 62269

A recurring commitment (monthly, bi-monthly, etc.) in any amount will enable us effectively plan or look ahead as we minister to our young mothers. Suggested giving levels:

If you can commit monthly to Your total gift per year will mean for Fontebella
$10.00 $120.00
$15.00 $180.00
$20.00 $240.00
$25.00 $300.00
$40.00 $480.00
$50.00 $600.00
$100.00 $1200.00


Giving by Credit Card through iGiveHere

Fontebella is set up to receive gifts through iGiveHere.  If you would prefer to contribute by credit or debit card please click on the ‘Donate’ button below and your information will be collected in this very secure area.

Tax Deductibility

All donations to Fontebella whether monetary or in-kind are tax deductible.  We track monetary giving and will provide you with the necessary documentation of your giving at the end of the year. For in-kind donations, we provide a donation form for your use at the time the donation is made.

In-Kind Donations

Clearing out clutter from your home?  Getting ready to do a little spring cleaning?  Can’t quite get that car into the garage anymore for all the clutter? Are your baby’s growing out of their cribs, high chairs, strollers, swings, clothing?

Fontebella is here to help you out! And in helping you out, you are helping us out! Fontebella has an on-going critical need to get hold of your gently used but no longer needed household items, clothing, furniture, electronic items, bedding, furniture, and just about anything else.  Most of our young mothers come into the Fontebella Ministry with very little; often they are homeless, without family support, and lacking even the most basic essentials for establishing a safe, equipped home. In trying to respond to that need Fontebella is committed to helping the young mothers successfully transition from our home to their home.  We try and ensure they have most of the very basic needs like baby furniture, clothing, kitchen utensils, home furniture (bedding, couches, chairs, tables, lamps, etc.).

You can probably appreciate how involved this can be. Yet we believe it is so essential. Essential because as the young mothers transition from Fontebella they face enormous challenges of just being a new parent, trying to get themselves established in jobs, education programs, new communities, daycare, and on and on. Our approach of trying to help them become established is simply viewed as helping to ease their burden just a little bit. Taking perhaps one item off their list of challenges. And your in-kind donations of items you no longer have a need for help greatly. Please consider the impact you can have on the new lives our young women are embarking and choose to get involved!

Here is a list of items we need most frequently:

Household Items

  • Garbage Bags
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Lysol Spray
  • Bleach
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Carpet Fresh Powder
  • Batteries
  • Fan dusters

Kitchen Items

  • Sponge with soap dispenser for dishes
  • Zip lock bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Baking soda
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Mac & cheese
  • Rice sides

Office Supplies

  • Printer ink
  • Printer paper
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Staples
  • White-out

Baby Needs

  • High Chairs
  • Car seats, have to be new
  • Baby scale
  • Baby thermometers
  • Baby clippers

First Aid/Health

  • Tylenol
  • Band-Aids
  • Vic’s Vapor rub
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Neosporin
  • Sore throat spray
  • Cough drops
  • Tweezers
  • Rubber gloves
  • Masks for sick
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton Balls
  • Vaseline
  • Body Wash (liquid & bar)
  • Razors
  • Large sanitary pads

Gift Cards

  • Gas cards
  • Wal-Mart cards


We Can Help You Move Your Stuff

If you have items you’re thinking of donating and just can’t figure out how to get it over to us we’d be happy to arrange for a pickup. If this is of interest to you or if you have questions about our program generally, want to find out hours when we can pick up items, want to know where the drop-off location is, or for any other questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 618.541.9671.

Donation Forms for your use when filing taxes are available on site or if we are picking up items we’ll have these available at that time!