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Your Gift – Our Promise

The Family Promise Fund is The Up Center’s dedicated fund for helping families. Our communities thrive when families are strong, and your gift to helps us to improve the lives of both parents and children through multigenerational programs and services.

Today’s children will become tomorrow’s parents, employees and leaders. By investing in The Up Center’s Family Promise Fund you can provide opportunities for them to reach their full potential, so they can become great contributors to our community, building their own resilient, stable families and communities, and bolstering our economy.

90 cents of every dollar donated is used to help families overcome unforeseen challenges and work towards a sustainable future.

“As a community bank, we like to invest in organizations that improve the quality of life for children and families right here in Hampton Roads. Southern Bank is proud to support The Up Center and be part of that mission.”—Steve Kocen, Senior Vice President, Community Development, Southern Bank

To see a list of current donors, please click here to view our 2023 Annual Report.


To learn more about The Up Center, visit us on Candid and Charity Navigator.

Our Mission

We are committed to partnering with children, families, and communities to improve lives and outcomes through prevention, intervention, and support services.

Other Ways to Help

Sponsor an Event

For more information about sponsoring Step Up, The Up Center’s Annual Fundraising event, please call our Development Office at 757-965-8684 or email us at for more information. Please click here to visit our event website.

Amazon Wishlist

To see a list of items frequently requested by families, including items for children, please visit our Amazon Wish List.

Support a Program

Many of our programs rely on donations of NEW clothing, toys, supplies, diapers, food, tickets to events and other group activities throughout the year. For more information, please visit our program pages on this site or contact our Development Office at 757-965-8684 or You may also designate a financial gift to a specific program by writing in the Additional Notes box. 

Mail a Check

If you prefer to write a check, please make all checks payable to The Up Center. If you wish to designate to a program, please add that to the note line on the check. Checks should be mailed to:

The Up Center

Attn: Development Department

580 E Main Street, Suite 400,

Norfolk, VA 23510

Make a Gift of Stock

If you would like to give gifts of stock, contact:

Tim Callahan
Wells Fargo Advisors
(757) 431-6370
Child and Family Services dba The Up Center
DTC# 0141
Account# 54170000
EIN# 54-0674774

United Way Designation

You may designate your support to The Up Center through your employer’s United Way giving campaign. Your support facilitates The Up Center’s 20+ programs and services that impact more than 10,000 people in our community every year who would otherwise not have access to care.

Making a Gift with PayPal

You may support The Up Center by making a gift through our agency’s PayPal. Please note, our name will read as “Child & Family Services of Eastern VA, Inc.”


Please click here to make a gift

Make a Planned Gift

Planned giving exemplifies your commitment to preserving the mission and values of The Up Center for future generations. The easiest ways to make a planned gift are to:

  • Include The Up Center in your will.
  • Name The Up Center as the beneficiary in your life insurance policy or retirement plan, including required minimum distributions.

Many other vehicles for planned giving, such as gift annuities, allow you to combine your philanthropic goals with your financial needs and tax benefits. Please consult your financial advisor or call our Development Office at (757) 965-8684. We would be happy to refer you should you need independent, expert advice on how your gift can leave a legacy.

Our clients have urgent and immediate needs for:

  • Mental health counseling for children and families
  • Housing and Financial Counseling
  • Critical Supplies, like diapers and formula