Single Parents Need Your Help...
Because as a Parent You Don't Get a Do Over!

EXTENDED FAMILY® is a nonprofit charitable organization established exclusively for the purpose of offering financial assistance to single parents and their children. Assistance is provided by providing necessities such as food, clothes, transportation, housing, and medical expenses... in addition to expenses relating to education.

We let single parents and their children know that they are not alone, by acting as their “extended family” and helping them in their time of need.

According to Mark Carmer, Founder and President of Extended Family®, “We assist single parents who are truly alone and have no assistance from the other parent. These single parents are employed and working hard for their families, but find it’s still not enough. 

We have found that single parents who are employed, in an effort to improve the lives of their children, often fail to qualify for government or charitable assistance... because they are earning an income.  Extended Family® believes these are the people who should be supported the most.  We believe in helping those who are working hard to help their family, but are alone in doing so... and need a little help from Extended Family.”

If you believe in this cause, like we do, please consider making a donation - so we can help more deserving families in need.

On November 29, 2012 Chuck Henry reported on NBC News Tonight, "on average 51% of money raised by charities in 2011 went to the needy - 49% to salaries, overhead and fundraising!"

NOT HERE! We are a 100% (unpaid) volunteer organization, so any monetary donations you make go 100% to assist single parent families in need!

Make a difference now and make a donation today!

You can also Like Us on Facebook and receive updated information on our organizations work.



New Car For The Family
Joanna can now drive to work and get her
boys to school thanks to Extended Family®

Extended Family Volunteer, Bret Carmer, Presenting Award To Beth
Beth Presented with Award by Bret
Carmer of Extended Family®.

Samira Amirzadegan of Chase Bank and Mark Carmer of Extended Family presented Marlene with Award
Marlene Receiving Award from Extended
Family® at Chase Bank.

Gabriel Nunez
Gabriel Nunez and Veronica Soliz Receiving
Award from Extended Family®.

Eric Castillo
Eric and Jaylen Castillo Receiving Award from
Extended Family®.

Yesenia Family with Mark Carmer of Extended Family
Yesenia Quintanilla, Lizbeth and Bryana with
Mark Carmer, founder of Extended Family®,
after shopping for school clothes.

Extended Family Helps Single Mother With Home
Home of Jasmine Bush and her daughter
before Extended Family® helped renovate.

Maxx and her daughter with key to their home
Maxx and daughter with key to their home.

Veronica Machado Listening to Mark Carmer of Extended Family
Veronica Machado Presented with Award by
Mark Carmer, founder of Extended Family®.

Agoura Hills Dentist Kessler & Resnick Help Single Mom
Dr. Kessler & Rocio work on Amanda.

Yablon Family
Yablon Family pictured with Mark Carmer,
founder of Extended Family®.

Extended Family Prevents Eviction
LaToya Jones receiving award at Chase Bank.

Extended Family Rewards Hard Working Single Mom
Misty at her home with two of her children
and Mark Carmer of Extended Family®

Amy and Aiden
Amy and Aiden

Jasmine and JJ with Mark Carmer founder of Extended Family
Jasmine and her son JJ pictured with Mark
Carmer of Extended Family®.

Kissing Kids
Two of Sonia's wonderful and happy kids!



Lavonne Receiving Grant Award
Lavonne reading grant award letter.


Tara and Kyler
Tara at her son Kyler's 8th grade graduation.

Angelo hugging Nina of Extended Family
After receiving grant award, Angelo gives Nina
of Extended Family® a grateful hug.

Stacie and Mark In Front Of New Car
Stacie with Mark Carmer of Extended Family®
after receiving her car.


School Clothes and Supplies
Tommy, Emily, and Warren pictured with Nina
of Extended Family® while shopping for
clothes and school supplies.

Copyright 2014 Extended Family®
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation, Federal Tax ID 30-0647311
Extended Family is the registered trademark of Mark Carmer. All rights reserved.