Donate here! Why?

​We rely exclusively on the generosity of our individual and business-based donors to provide the necessary funding for us to mentor and support elementary-school children. Path To Shine® can't happen without monetary gifts, small or large, from people like you. And did you know you will be happier if you donate? Check out this article, or this TED talk.

Ways you can donate:

On-line: Click anywhere you see the word donate, and it will take you to our on-line page

By check: Checks can be written to Path To Shine and mailed to 2160 Cooper Lake Rd. S.E., Smyrna, GA 30080

Through family and friends: Do you have a birthday coming up? Are you celebrating an anniversary, or your retirement? Do your children have enough "stuff" and you want to begin to develop habits about giving to others? Family and friends can be asked to make a donation for any of these (or other) special occasions. We will thank them on your behalf and let you know that a gift was made in your honor.

With a gift of securities or IRA Charitable Transfer: Did you know that a charitable gift of stock can provide you with tax advantages? And, if you are 70½ years of age or older, a transfer from your IRA directly to Path To Shine will not be included in your gross income. Consider asking your broker or financial adviser about these options. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and them, to discuss this further.

By way of Estate Planning: Consider Path To Shine as a beneficiary in your Will. There may even be estate tax benefits for you, so discuss this with your legal and financial advisors. We would be pleased to meet with you as well.

Amazon Wishlist

Take a look at the list of items on our wishlist that can help our programs, from flashcards to puzzles, board games and

Fund the Gap Scholarship

Established in the fall of 2014, this fund provides financial support for bright, motivated children who have gone through the Path To Shine program, and have been accepted into an independent school. While academic scholarships are available from the schools themselves to cover tuition costs, there are many other expenses such as uniforms, books, activity fees, supplies, lunch and transportation, that a family struggling to get by simply cannot afford. Help us Fund the Gap by making a monthly donation of $125. (Be sure to indicate the donation is for Fund the Gap.) You can read more about this program here.