Make A Donation

All donations made to the Star Kids Scholarship Program support educational opportunities for Star Kids students. Educational support to students includes funding for tuition, uniforms, after-school programs, tutoring, mentoring and summer camps.

Your donation to the Star Kids Program is greatly appreciated. One life at a time, we are helping to break the intergenerational cycle of crime, poverty, substance abuse, disease, and depression, which has burdened many of our local families. Our communities have grown stronger with every student who graduates high school, and pursues higher education. Thank you for the role that you play in helping our Star Kids succeed.

Star Kids Scholarship Program, Newport/Fall River Chapter is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, EIN 04-3623364. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 Make Online Donations Here
Checks may be mailed to:

Star Kids Scholarship Program
PO Box 6214
Middletown, RI 02842

Ways to Give:

Recurring Gifts
Instead of making a one-time, larger gift, donors have the option of making smaller, monthly gifts over time via automatic credit card deductions. Signing up for a recurring gift is a great way to help Star Kids by providing steady, reliable funding for our students through a monthly, quarterly or annual gift to our program.

Matching Gifts
Gifts to Star Kids can be doubled, or even tripled, if your employer or your spouse’s employer has a matching gifts program.

Multi-year Pledges
Donors who want to make a larger gift can spread payments out over three to five years. Making a multi-year pledge enables you to have a greater impact on our Star Kids and, by providing a reliable source of funding, helps Star Kids plan and budget over several years.

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds or stock options are always welcome; you pay no tax on the capital gains, and you can earn a charitable deduction for the fair-market value of the contribution up to a 30 percent limit of your adjusted gross income.

Charitable Contributions from IRAs
If you are age 70-1/2 or over, and you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an IRA, consider making your financial support directly to Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program from those funds, and save on your income taxes. The IRS allows for up to $100,000 of an RMD to be directed to Star Kids without triggering income taxes.

Planned Gifts/Estate Planning
A gift to Star Kids in your will or revocable trust states our confidence that we will continue to fulfill our mission and help change the lives of local children through education for years to come.

To make a Gift of Stock, Matching Gift, Recurring Gift, Charitable IRA Contribution, or discuss Planned Giving, please contact Star Kids Executive Director Karen Flanagan at 401-848-4187 or;  for more details and instructions. Thank you!