Planned Giving



The year was 1892. The donor was Mrs. J. P. Barrett. And though the 65 cents she gave wasn’t exactly a princely sum—even for those days—it was enough. Mrs. Barrett’s gift began a movement that resulted in the Christian Orphanage, now Elon Homes, opening its doors in 1907. Her act of kindness blossomed into what Elon Homes is today—a place that provides children ages 0-21 a safe haven, life skills, education and employment opportunities that teach and encourage age appropriate independence.

Elon offers:

  • Community-based Family Foster Care throughout many North Carolina counties for children who have suffered from abuse, abandonment, and neglect.
  • The Foster Care Village providing housing, education, and life-skills training for youth 17 to 21 years old who are aging out of foster care.

Over the years, Elon Homes has prepared thousands of young people to confidently meet the future.

Since the first gift of 65 cents, Elon Homes has received donations of every size and description. In addition to contributions made during a lifetime, many generous supporters have made donations of lasting meaning through bequests and other planned gifts such as life insurance policies, retirement plans, and annuities. Elon Homes is thankful and blessed by each gift and each contributor. We invite you to read further to learn more about charitable gift and estate planning that is useful for contributors and their advisors.

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