Making a Gift

By giving to RSI, you are helping to ensure the future of an organization that makes a distinctive difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

The act of giving is highly personal. Gifts can be made outright or deferred. They can be used immediately or invested to earn an annual income supporting a specific purpose. A current gift has an immediate impact on Residential Services Inc. by supporting ongoing operations or for a specific program or need. On the other hand, gifts that are invested in RSI's security fund (endowment) provide a permanent stream of income, helping to ensure that RSI will be able to provide quality services for years to come.

If you are considering a gift, whether outright or planned, current or endowed, we encourage you to discuss your ideas with us. Communication is the best guarantee that Residential Services, Inc. will be able to honor your wishes. Please let us know how we may be of service.

2020 Annual Fund Letter


 Tax-deductible gifts may be mailed to:
Residential Services, Inc.
Attn: Development
111 Providence Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Residential Services, Inc. (RSI) is a qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations to RSI are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. RSI’s Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number) 56-1101520.

Other Ways to Give


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support RSI every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the same prices, selection, and experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to RSI.

Get started with these easy steps:


1.) Visit It’s just like shopping on

2.) Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.

3.) Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to RSI.

4.) Please remember to shop our link every time. Purchases on the main site do not support RSI. To help remember, bookmark our link.

Wish List

 A gift of any item from our Wish List can make a big difference for our programs and services. Here you will find a list of items we are most in need of. 

  1. Tables for our annual Spring Fling 
  2. Paint/other craft supplies for Life Options
  3. Books 
  4. Games and Puzzles
  5. Gift cards for staff appreciation events (Walmart, Target, etc.)
  6. Activity passes/event tickets (movies, museums, sporting events, etc.)
  7. Donations designated to the digitization of old photographs which will help preserve RSI’s history.

Stocks and Securities

RSI welcomes contributions of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds shares.  

Honoraria and Memorials

RSI welcomes gifts in honor or in memory of friends and family members. Consider making a gift to remember or recognize someone you love, and RSI will acknowledge your thoughtfulness personally to the individual. 

Matching Gifts 

Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees. Check with your company's personnel department to learn if your business matches donations to non-profit organizations. It's an easy way to double your gift!

In Kind Donations

Donations of time and talent, as well as furniture and computers, will be put to good use and make a difference in the lives of the individuals whom we support. 

Holiday Wish List

At the end of each year, many of RSI’s families, employees and community members ask about purchasing holiday gifts for the individuals we support to help make their holiday season a little happier. There are many ways to help including buying gifts and monetary donations. If you would like to help, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to join our Holiday Wish List mailing list.