Mothers' Helpers

Your compassion assists mothers and their children yearly and, to those who give and those giving regularly, thank you. In light of the worldwide need to assuage those in tragic dilemmas, your contributions allow our continued giving to families in difficult circumstances. Your kindness touches our families, who are often desperate and forgotten, and your help has been essential since 1994.


Acknowledgement Wall for The Indiegogo National Drive FundRaiser!


Platinum Sponsors: $500+



Gold Sponsors: $100 - $499

Anonymous Donors


Silver Sponsors: $50 - $99

Joe Messany

Anonymous Donors


On behalf of our mothers and children, we thank our individual donors for their generous gifts. When donating, please indicate whether you would like to be named on our web site or anonymously acknowledged.

Community Angels

We are especially indebted to The Faithfuls: our long-standing donors, to those giving their time, money and/or resources, and to our Board of Directors. We also thank Target Stores, Wal-Mart Foundation, Bank of America Foundation and Give Something Back for donating between $1000-$3500 each, over the years, and benefitting the lives of several families. Thank you, too, to the businesses, foundations, and service organizations which have supported The Custody Project, including:

  • alphagraphics
  • Ameriprise Financial [Employee Gift Matching Program]
  • Artisans of the Twelfth House
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Barbee Insurance Agency
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Belk
  • Catholic Daughters of America
  • Chevys
  • Copymat
  • Copy Products Company
  • Dancing Dog Mining Company
  • Dollar Tree
  • El Cerrito Electric
  • Eye Sight
  • First National Bank
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Fresh Market
  • Give Something Back
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • GoodSearch [Donations]
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenney
  • Kinko's
  • Le Beau Bebe
  • Macy's
  • Mail Plus
  • Network For Good [Donations]
  • New Lift Walker
  • Old Navy
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
  • Our Savior Lutheran Ministries
  • PayPal [Donations]
  • PayPal Giving Fund /eBay / MissionFish [Donations]
  • Pic-N-Save
  • Publix
  • Radio Shack Corporation
  • Raley's
  • Safeway
  • Sam's Club
  • Son's Of Italy, Richard Capozzola Lodge #2865
  • Stephen L. Gold, D.D.S. Orthodontics for Children & Adults
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church
  • Target Stores
  • The Holloway Agency
  • United Way [Donations]
  • Vern's Auto Repair
  • Volunteers of America [Donations]
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Winn-Dixie

And to the mothers who have allowed us to assist, we sincerely thank you, too.

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Beneficent Developers and Volunteers

The Custody Project thanks Charity Focus, a nonprofit that oversees, coordinates, and assists in building websites for other nonprofits (now known as ServiceSpace). Thanks go to Barry Devlin, Swati Kamath, Bryan Yeung, Anu, Ashish, and Simon Yoshi who, as Charity Focus volunteers, began the development and construction of our website, and thanks go especially to Barry for laying the foundation upon which to build.

The Custody Project is indebted to Professor Jorja Ivey for her wonderful work on our brochure, and to the Spring 2005 Web Page Design students (Chris Roncarati, Luke Olive, Andrew S.H.Heilborn, Ami Urbanske, Terri Harvey) and their teacher, Sebastian Zurek - ROP at Dublin High School, Dublin, CA. Doing their work under the auspices of Charity Focus, their enthusiastic assistance in the design and content of our website brought it closer to production.

Thank you to Chris Sirico for kindly, enthusiastically, and professionally helping with website updates, as our 2009 Charity Focus volunteer. Scott Huerkamp, web site professor at Choctawhatchee High School, and his student, Adam Halter, began updating the site and creating entirely new architecture during 2010. For Adam's work, see Professor Huerkamp, Shawnna Jones, web site professor at Crestview High School, and her student, Will Pohle, continued this work during 2010-2011. Steve McClain and Scott Shea, web developers, added their expertise and talents during Spring, 2011. Tony DaGuanno gave editing advice, Adam Robinson, another student, and Martin Errea, Grace Signorelli-Cassady, and Debra Weiner helped on occasion. Tyler Whitley, Scott Huerkamp's student, offered to update our ancient brochure. The professionalism and patience of this group have brought us to the cusp of publication, at long last. Thank you.

We especially thank Steve McClain for bringing the site to completion from the cusp. With heartfelt gratitude, thank you.

Post-publication, thank you, Lola Coker, Lucas Royland, and Cindy Yu for assisting with web tasks during early 2012, and furthering our mission. And, to Brian Rincker, who kindly began assisting with work awaiting completion, thank you for helming web updates and improvements with care, professionalism, generosity, and humor from August 2012 through February, 2013. Stan Crump patiently resuscitated our computers during 2016, installing and updating programs. Fortunate to be the recipient of his technical guidance, acumen, and assistance, we thank him.

A special thank you goes to Kris Cerone. During the initial construction of our brochure, she patiently communicated to artistic liaisons the importance of building a modifiable template, and she assisted with updating our brochure many years later. And, to the Spring 2003 Visual Communications internship students and professors at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, who briefly assisted in the design and production of The Custody Project's website and brochure, thank you.

Lastly, thank you to The Old Faithfuls, volunteers who have assisted The Custody Project in its work in so many ways through the years, behind the scenes.

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