12 Ways You Can Make a Difference

We welcome your participation in the care we provide children and families. Below are some simple ways you can help make a difference!


Our work is a ministry.  Pray for the children and families for whom we care.  Pray for our staff. Pray for inspired hearts, informed minds and strong commitment to serve.


Volunteer opportunities on campus (ex. hosting parties for LMCH youth): Contact Missy Spicer, (318) 255-5020.  Volunteer opportunities at The OWL (ex. Nomad work camps): Contact Cindy Croft, Director of the OWL Center, at (318) 777-3460.   To help with Public Relations (ex. mailings, conducting tours): Contact Michael Garriga at (318) 242-4664.

Donate to the Cause

We cannot pursue our mission without your support. Donations include honorariums, memorials, undesignated gifts, wills and bequest or gifts designated for any other program offered on campus. Send donations to Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, P. O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273-0929.

If you have questions or wish to talk about contributing, call (318) 242-4664.

Wish Lists

Donate items from our wish list! For more information, click here to view the online wish list or contact our Development Center at (318) 242-4664.

Mother’s Day Offering

Help promote this offering in your United Methodist congregation by encouraging others to participate. For more information, contact the Development Center at (318) 242-4664.

Sponsor an Angel Tree

Become an Angel Tree sponsor by having a special Christmas tree at your church. We will provide you with “wish cards” including the gender and age of the youth and a recommended gift. For more information, contact the Development Department at (318) 242-4664.

Take advantage of our Christmas Honor Card Program

Honor friends, families and business associates during the holidays with a gift to help care for the children. Send us your Christmas Card list with a donation, and we will send a personalized Christmas Card to each honoree signing your name as you indicate. For more information contact the Development Center at (318) 242-4664.

Share an LMCH “Success Story” during a sermon

If you have read or heard of a success story about one of our youth, let everyone know about it. For more information, contact the Development Center at (318) 242-4664.

Sponsor a fund raiser in your community

Hold a fund raiser and direct the proceeds from a garage sale or a dinner to Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home. Baked potato or spaghetti luncheons are always a success. For more information, contact the Development Department at (318) 242-4664.

Become a Local Church Representative (LCR) for Your Congregation

Local Church Representatives serve as liaisons between your church and the Home helping to strengthen the relationship between the two. For more information, contact the Development Department at (318) 242-4664 or click here to learn more about becoming a Local Church Representative.

Spread the Word!

Educate others of the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home ministry. Gather a group of your friends and invite one of our staff to visit and tell you about our work on behalf of children and families across Louisiana.