Your Support is Crucial

Donors are vital to Young Life at the local area and regional levels. Because Young Life areas are financially supported solely at the local level, donors’ financial gifts account for all of an area's budget and part of a region's budget. Your donation helps areas hire and train staff and provide essential administrative support to the area. Your contributions also support operating expenses such as salaries and other ministry costs and can help send kids to Young Life camps.

Our Vision and Your Support

We are committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grown in their faith. Young Life also aims to establish and maintain a presence at all high schools and middle schools in the local area. We believe that in order to reach kids we must go where they go and enter their world. Every week in our local area, Young Life staff and volunteers can be found at school events and practices and at kids' favorite hangouts. In many cases, they are the only adult friends kids have in their lives. 

Our work could not be done without your support. We are grateful for your gift to Young Life. Thank you for all you do to help us reach generations of kids who desperately need to hear a message of hope.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the main ways that people give financially to Young Life of the Western Reserve.
      1. A check made out to Young Life and mailed to the local office.
      2. Checking/savings EFT one time/recurring transfers.
      3. Credit card one time/recurring transfers.
  2. How do I set up a monthly recurring gift, and when will the funds be deducted from my account?
    1. Monthly gifts may be set up here or by calling (877) 438-9572.
  3. If I have given before, do I need to do anything?​
    1.  Only if changes need to be made, ie, an additional gift or a change in details.
  4. What if I want to increase my amount by $50 a month?
    1. Those changes may be made online, or by calling (877) 438-9572
  5. What if I want to give the whole amount before 12/31?
    1. That would be great for the area, and may benefit you during tax time. Please call the Western Reserve office to discuss.
  6. What benefits to me or Young Life occur if I were to give stock certificates?
    1. Western Reserve Young Life will benefit from your donation and a gift of stock may be more tax-wise than a cash gift.
    2. Please contact our Stock Accountant with the designation (how you want your gift to be used) for the stock gift, the number of shares and the identity of the stock. We prefer that this be done in writing, but you can call the Stock Accountant directly at (719) 381-1979; send a fax to (719) 867-3606 or e-mail To ensure efficient processing of the gift, it is very important to provide the information above. Please do not rely on your stock broker or wire transfer service to provide us with this information.
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  7. What are other ways I can give?
    1. There are many! Gifts through wills.
    2. Donor advised funds.
    3. Lifetime income gifts.
    4. Charitable lead trusts.
    5. Gifts of real estate.
    6. Gifts of life insurance.



Young Life Western Reserve | PO Box 1015 Hudson, OH 44236-6215

Phone: 330-474-9764

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