Ways To Give

Please make your checks payable to Crossnore Communities for Children. Indicate your gift restriction in the memo section of the check. If there is nothing noted in the memo section, your gift will be processed as an unrestricted gift. All gifts should be mailed to the following:


Crossnore Communities for Children

P.O. Box 249

Crossnore, NC 28616

A donor-advised fund receives donations from donors who make their tax-deductible donations at a public charity fund such as Fidelity Charitable, BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, or Schwab Charitable. As the donor-advised fund grows, the donor can then recommend grants to any IRS-qualified public charity. If you have a donor-advised fund at Fidelity, BNY Mellon, or Schwab, you can easily use the widget to the right to recommend a grant be given to Crossnore School & Children’s Home.

To make a gift through another charitable investment account, such as The Winston-Salem Foundation or Foundation for the Carolinas, please contact your fund administrator directly.

For more information, please contact Caroline Hart, Chief External Relations Officer, at (828) 733-4305 or chart@crossnore.org.

Contributing appreciated securities offers significant tax advantages. If you have owned the shares for more than one year, you may deduct their full fair market value as a charitable contribution and bypass capital gains taxes. Please contact your financial advisor for more information regarding the benefits of transferring securities to Crossnore Communities for Children.

For transfer instructions, please contact Caroline Hart, Chief External Relations Officer at (828) 733-4305 or chart@crossnore.org.

Crossnore Communities for Children accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Make your gift online today! Donate by credit card. 

Many companies will match their employee’s charitable gift. You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift if your company has this program. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if there is a matching gifts program.

If you are interested in donating personal property to Crossnore Communities for Children, please contact Caroline Hart, Chief External Relations Officer at (828) 733-4305 or chart@crossnore.org. Some gifts will require a certified appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted.

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by Crossnore Communities for Children. The Office of External Relations can walk you through the approval process. For more information, please contact Caroline Hart, Chief External Relations Officer at (828) 733-4305or chart@crossnore.org.

You can leave a lasting legacy and provide for the children of Crossnore Communities for Children by including Crossnore in your will or estate plan. Your planned gift qualifies you for inclusion in our prestigious Martha Guy Society.

Ways You Can Make a Planned Gift:

Cash Bequest– Designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, or your residuary estate, to Crossnore Communities for Children through your will or living trust. We have partnered with FreeWill to make it simple for you to create your estate plan and legacy gift today, free of cost.

Bequest of Stocks and Securities – Specify Crossnore Communities for Children as the recipient of specific stocks and securities.

Life Insurance – Name Crossnore Communities for Children as beneficiary of your whole life insurance policy.

Retirement Assets – Transfer assets from your retirement plan, or make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA (also called an IRA rollover gift), for the benefit of Crossnore Communities for Children.

We have invested in an online IRA giving platform that allows you to transfer IRA funds directly to our organization in minutes, potentially reducing your tax burden. If you are subject to a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), this gift can also help you fulfill it. Click here to get started.

Charitable Gift Annuities – Donate cash or securities to Crossnore Communities for Children and receive fixed annual lifetime income payments.  (Requires a minimum gift of $10,000.)

Charitable Remainder Trusts – Provide lifetime income to yourself (or others) and specify Crossnore v as the recipient of the remainder of the trust’s assets.

Charitable Lead Trust – Allocate a gift to Crossnore Communities for Children for an individual’s lifetime, or a fixed number of years, with the principal to revert to the donor or a designated individual.

Named Endowment – Establish a special purpose or restricted endowment with Crossnore Communities for Children.  (Requires a minimum gift of $25,000.)

This basic information is intended as a guide when thinking about the planned giving process. Please consult a financial advisor or attorney when making new provisions or changes to your estate plans.

Please contact Caroline Hart, Chief External Relations Officer at (828) 733-4305or chart@crossnore.org, to discuss a planned gift for the benefit of Crossnore Communities for Children.

Other Ways To Give

Box Tops have gone digital, and once you're all set up with the app, the process is easy peasy! Just scan your receipt!

To get started:
1. Download the “Box Tops for Education” App on your phone.
2. Create a free account using your email address and creating a password.
3. Find our school!
** IMPORTANT ** Search by our name, “Williams Academy” or by our zip code, 28616, to find us. Our school does not show up if you search “Crossnore.” **
4. Complete your profile with your name, birthdate, and zip code.
5. Press the Scan button to take a picture of your receipt.
6. Earn money for our school!

For more information, please contact Elizabeth O'Hagan, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (828) 733-4305 or eohagan@crossnore.org
Volunteers are the heart of our organization and support every aspect of our work. For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page.
Make a difference in the life of a child during the holidays, send items in for summer camp and activities, or send day-to-day items for our cottages. For more information on our current needs, please go directly to our Crossnore Needs List.

And don't forget to shop at smile.amazon.com, so we earn a portion back!
When you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies at Office Depot/OfficeMax and provide the Williams Academy ID number at checkout, the Williams Academy will receive 5% back in credits for free school supplies. Marjorie Williams Academy ID #70060833
When you shop with Amazon Smile, .5% of the price of your eligible purchases is donated to Crossnore Communities for Children. Go directly to Amazon Smile

You can also add a browser extension that will always take you directly to Amazon Smile. Go directly to Smilematic to set up the browser extension and choose Crossnore School & Children's Home as your charity.
At Harris Teeter, link your VIC Card to school #4244.
At Ingles, link your Advantage Card to school #31129.
Go directly to Publix to set up an account with Publix Partners. Once your account is confirmed, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on Select a School and choose Marjorie Williams Academy - Crossnore, NC.

Then, when you shop at Publix, provide the cashier with the phone number associated with your account and Williams Academy will receive a donation directly from Publix. Offer good in GA, AL, SC, NC, TN and VA.
Through Coca-Cola Give, you can support Marjorie Williams Academy by donating your codes. Your school will be able to use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within your school. CLICK HERE to sign up and enter your codes!

You can choose to donate 1% to 100% of your cash back when you shop Online With Giving Assistant