Partnerships and Donations

Consider improving the lives of children and elderly in Fairfield County.  Donations are accepted throughout the year, with most of the donations gathered during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. Donors may also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator to assist a child, family, kinship caregiver, older adult or inquire about other donation opportunities.

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How can I make an impact?

No matter how much you choose to help, you'll be helping to improve the lives of children, families and older adults in Fairfield County. Your donation of time, money or a gift can  influence the life of a child or improve the quality of life for an older adult.

Why is it important?

Children in agency care experience the trauma of separation from family, school, and friends.  While experiencing temporary placement, it is important to maintain positive connections, and normalize life for children as much as possible.  Your donation, no matter how small, can buy a child a toy at Christmas, help pay for participation in school sports, or allow a mother and her children to have an outing in a community location for visitation.  Additionally, donations may provide funding for a child in care to receive tutoring, music lessons or other extracurricular activities.  Donations also assist elders living in Fairfield County with essential items like food, clothing, utilities, and items that help maintain independence.  You can also donate the gift of time by helping an older adult with home repairs or routine maintenance.  There are so many ways you can help.  No gift is too small and every donation can help make a difference right here in our community.

Fairfield County Protective Services Holiday Donation Drive

For over twelve years, Fairfield County Protective Services, with the support of many community partners and private donors, has made the holidays special for children and elderly involved with our agency.   Every item will make a difference.  Following are some of the ways you can contribute:

*adopt (buy for) a single child or his/her entire family
*adopt (buy for) and older adult in need
*provide a toy or game
*provide food, diapers or formula
*provide a monetary donation or gift card
*provide winter hats, gloves or stocking stuffers
*hold a toy, pajama or hat/glove drive

All donations are tax deductible.  To make a donation by check or money order, please make payable to "Fairfield County Protective Services”.  Donations may be mailed to:

Fairfield County Job & Family Services
Attn:  Protective Services, Community Support Coordinator
239 West Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio  43130


Volunteering offers great opportunities to get involved.  We are looking for ways volunteers can have a positive impact on the children and the elderly that we serve. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to send us an email or contact The Community Support Coordinator at 740-652-7689.

Interested volunteers must be

  • 18 years or older and no longer in high school
  • Willing to complete an application and volunteer orientation
  • Comply with criminal background check/fingerprinting