Reasons to Donate

Middle Earth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible donation by clicking on the donate button.

How much of my contribution will actually go to helping kids?

Middle Earth maintains a very low administrative overhead cost of less than 10%. This means that for every dollar you donate, ninety cents will directly fund the programs that impact hundreds of young lives. Middle Earth manages an annual budget of almost $1.3 million. Our funding is very diversified. For more information on our finances, review our annual report under the “News” menu.

Why should I make a contribution to Middle Earth?

Our community’s youth are on the verge of adulthood — your support helps steer them away from a path leading to risky and delinquent behavior, and instead guide them on a course towards becoming responsible adults that are productive in our community. Studies have proven that afterschool and mentoring programs can foster better academic performance, improved social skills, increased self-confidence, and reduced risk taking.

In addition, you can trust in Middle Earth’s strong track record. We have been helping youth for almost 50 years, and we are still in business because we get results and we make a difference. Many of the young people we helped in the past are now our neighbors, co-workers or friends. Many work in local businesses, own homes, raise great children, pay taxes and volunteer in our community.

Your support ensures that every child that walks in Middle Earth’s door meets a caring adult who is eager to discover that child’s potential. Middle Earth exists to serve you, your loved ones, your coworkers, and your neighbors – to inspire hope, build confidence, instill respect, and develop positivity in the next generation.

Please make a donation today to show all of the youth at
Middle Earth how many people are out there rooting for them!