Donations/How Can I Help?


You can help our Home and the kids in many ways.


Donate Through Easy Tithe – One-time gifts or monthly recurring gifts!

Take a moment to visit the donor portal via Easy Tithe. You’ll find options to establish recurring gifts upon days of the month that you approve. And, you’ll note options to give via ACH debit as opposed to bank cards.

Donate by Mail 

Please make all checks payable to:

Oblong Children’s Christian Home

4094 E 1050th Ave

Oblong, IL 62449

We are a non-profit tax deductible charity.


Donate Goodsgrocery cart

Click photo to see food pantry needs.

Donate Specialty Needs 

  1. Good, used, low-mileage car
  2. One set of living room furniture
  3. Asphalt for drives connecting campus homes
  4. Lighting for playground area
  5. Office chairs
  6. Road grader equipment
  7. Gardening wagon
  8. Heavy-duty trailer for hauling tractor, hay, etc. (14,000 lb GVWR)
  9. Tablecloths

Donate Time


Oblong Children’s Christian Home welcomes you to our campus, and we’re thankful for your interest in partnering with us in ministry.  There are many possible projects.  Depending upon importance, time, skill, and cost, we may assign one or more projects to your group.  It is very important to the success of your mission trip that we work as a team.  Hopefully, this will make your trip easier and will allow us to be prepared for your arrival.  Above all, may Jesus be glorified in all of our efforts.

Take these important steps:

Pick a date (have a couple in mind)

Determine who will come (e.g., families, youth group members, skilled workers)

Determine your level of involvement (e.g., do you want to fund a special project AND work on it)

Make a call to Chris Martin (618-553-3315; or Kris McCarter (618-553-5590;


Estate Planning

Leave a legacy–give a portion of your estate to Oblong Children’s Christian Home. Your generosity can provide homes for generations to come. You may designate your gift either to be used as needed by the Home or to be given to the Home’s endowment fund. Gifts given to the endowment fund keep on giving until the Lord returns as only the interest is used annually. There are many ways to give, including giving a percentage of your estate or a set amount, giving insurance policies, or giving the remainder of your IRA. Several of these vehicles may have great tax advantages that may increase the size of your gift. Annuities, which are both a gift and a lifetime income for you/your spouse, are available through the Children’s Home. Contact your financial advisor and Arvin Moden, Children’s Home administrator, for details.