Your gift to Family TIES of Nevada can be made in a variety of ways.  Read on for a glimpse of ways that you can donate and how your donations can transform lives  



1. Online donations can be made through the Family TIES website - select the DONATE button on the homepage at the top of the screen.


2.  AmazonSmile - When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Family TIES.  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select  Family TIES of Nevada to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Family TIES.


3. - lets you pick Family TIES of Nevada as your own charity and donates money to Family TIES when you use their services which are free. Use them when you search the internet and they donate a penny. Powered by Yahoo!, so you get great search results.


4. - Use which is offered by is the new online marketplace that donates a percentage of your purchase to the nonprofit of your choice (Family TIES of Nevada). You can choose from more than 2,500 popular merchants and the experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer's websites directly.



Since 2001, Family TIES of Nevada, Inc. has offered information, referrals, education and parent-to-parent support at no cost to families of children with special health care needs and individuals with disabilities in Nevada. Sometimes it's hard to understand what "support" really looks like to the families and individuals we serve and the level of support that is needed for a child diagnosed with chronic illness or disabilities. 

A Parent's Story:

"My children, Jonathan 18 and Giselle 12, both have autism. My son was diagnosed since early childhood; however, up until now he was not receiving the treatment he needed because my health insurance did not cover it and I didn't know where to go to look for help. Giselle was diagnosed a few weeks ago and I do not want her to live the same experience.  When I contacted Family TIES it changed my life.  I received a lot of support and information, which has helped me give my children the services they need such as Jonathan’s transition services, guardianship, employment opportunities, and different financial options for Giselle. They helped me organize my children’s medical records, and offered ways that I can search for services on my own.  I was matched up with another parent with a child with autism, which was a great relief! The support I received from this parent was very important because they shared their experiences, successes, challenges, and offered advice on ways that I can help my children."



Call Melanie Kauffman, Executive Director, at 775-823-9500, ext. 230 to talk with her about these exciting opportunities.