Month: October 2016
Hospice Maui cares for Maui’s seriously ill residents in their homes and provides, without charge to those without insurance or who cannot afford it, whatever is needed for that care. In addition, we do our job in a way that exceeds the highest standards of hospice care. Because of these two factors, our care costs more than the insurance coverage we receive. Thus it is through the generosity of our contributors that we are able to maintain our exceptional hospice care program, year in and year out. Throughout our history we have enjoyed tremendous community support and that is what helps us continue to meet the need for our services. We are a 501c(3) charitable organization, and your gifts are fully tax deductible as permitted by law.
“It is through the generosity of our community that we are able to maintain our exceptional hospice care program, year in and year out. Mahalo.”
A memorial gift is a touching tribute to friends and relatives who have died. These gifts are an important part of our ongoing support. As with regular contributions, we thank the donor, and we also send an acknowledgment of the gift to the family or friends of the person in whose name the gift is made. Some people also honor living persons with gifts to Hospice Maui in the person’s name. Hospice Maui is also a Maui United Way Agency, and a recipient of funds from the Pacific Area Combined Federal Campaign. Donations can be made and designated to Hospice Maui through both of these entities.
Circle of Loving Care Giving Levels:
• Philanthropy Circle: $250,000 – and up
• Humanitarian Circle: $100,000 – 249,999
• Visionary Circle: $25,000 – 99,999
• Leadership Circle: $10,000 – 24,999
• Investors Circle: $2,500 – 9,999
• Partners Circle: $1,000 – 2,499
• Supporters Circle: $250 – 999
• Community Circle: gifts up to $249
• Decade Club Consecutive giving for 10 years or more
• Legacy Society Donors who have included Hospice Maui in their estate plan
Hospice Maui’s Tribute Wall will recognize your generous gifts: Our Tribute Wall will be located in the new Hospice Maui Office Building and will recognize those who have made a lasting impression through monetary contributions and assist us in furthering our mission. The Tribute Wall will be updated annually to reflect new:
• Circle of Loving Care members Gifts of $2,500 or greater will be recognized on the wall. Others will appear on the website and in annual giving reports.
• Decade Club members – Donors whose cumulative giving exceeds $2,500 will be recognized on the Tribute Wall.
• Legacy Society members Donors who have left a bequest valued at $10,000 or greater to Hospice Maui in their estate plan will be recognized on the Tribute Wall.
Hospice Maui Establishes a Legacy Circle
Hospice Maui has recently established a Legacy Circle to honor those who have included our organization in their estate plan. Our Legacy Circle members consider a plan to leave a gift or bequest to Hospice Maui. Naming Hospice Maui in your will can be a wonderful way to leave a legacy and will help to ensure access to compassionate hospice care for all residents in need. Including Hospice Maui in your will or estate plan can make a difference and does not require great wealth.
Legacy gifts include:
• Designation of a fixed amount through your Will or Trust
• Gift of Real Estate or a percentage of a property
• Beneficiary of a Savings Bond
• Beneficiary in an IRA, retirement plan
When you name Hospice Maui as a beneficiary of a gift in your trust or will, you can simply include the following language:
“A gift of (specified gift) will be made to Hospice Maui, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax ID 99-0215149.”
If you would like to ensure that your gift to Hospice Maui is used for a specific purpose, we are available to work with you on a Memorandum of Charitable Giving that will outline in writing your intent, and offers instructions as to how to apply your gift when it arrives. To learn more about leaving a legacy gift to Hospice Maui, please contact our Executive Director, Greg LaGoy or Advancement Director, Astrid Grupenhoff.
*If you have already included Hospice Maui in your will or estate plan, please contact us and let us know if we may include you in our Legacy Circle listings and recognition events.
Hospice Maui will accept vehicles that are clean, running and legal with a current Safety Inspection Sticker and Registration. Due to an Internal Revenue Service change in the laws governing vehicles, the donor can no longer take the Blue Book value as a donation. Once the vehicle is sold, Hospice Maui will send the donor a letter stating the amount for which it was sold. This is the amount that can be claimed as a donation. We will accept miscellaneous equipment and supplies such as wheelchairs, egg crates, shower chairs and benches, commodes, canes and walkers, etc. We also accept unused items such as bed-liners, adult diapers and briefs, lotions and ointments, gauze, no-rinse shampoo, and other medical supplies for patient use. Donated equipment and supplies will help those in our community who are in need. Please call Hospice Maui at 244-5555 if you have questions about donating items or you are in need of donated items.
Hospice Maui’s vision is to fill an unmet need in our community, thereby increasing access to hospice care with a facilities expansion that includes the design and construction of both a 5-bed hospice residence and a hospice care coordination center to replace the one we have operated from for nearly 20 years, and which we have outgrown. The 5-bed hospice residence, which will be available to all residents of Maui County, will be known as “Hale Ho`olu`olu” (“a place for comfort, compassion, and care”). The State of Hawaii has already awarded this project a Certificate of Need. It will be a place where patients in their last days or weeks of life will receive our specialized care to meet their medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Click here to learn more about the Hospice Hale Vision
Here you will find program support and items that we would love to have but just don’t have the means to purchase.
Please take a look and see if there is something you would like to contribute. If you would like more information about any of the items, please contact the office.
All donations are fully tax deductible.
Hospice Maui needs some small lockers for our staff to keep personal belonging in while they are working in our Hospice Maui Hale. Ideally, this would be two banks of three or four lockers. Please call us at 244-5555 if you can help us acquire these without us having them shipped from the mainland.
Funeral Support Fund $5,000 (up to $500 per family ) Thank you!
Cell phones and phone cards for patients and their families $500
Art Supplies $100 Thank you!
Meditation Garden a gift toward $200,000
Toys and Games $75
Therapy Harp program $1,250
Landscaping around our new Hospice Hale $150,000
Professional Development $8,500 Thank you!
Hospice Maui Kokua Fund for those needing extra caregiving assistance without the ability to pay $25,000
Gifts for Patients $250
2 Food Service Establishment Dishwashers $6,000 each
2 Commercial Front Loading Washing Machines $1,500 each Thank you!
1 Kitchen Aid Refrigerator $5,000 Thank you!
1 Commercial Dryer $1,000 Thank you!
Hospice Maui is fundraising for endowment and capital expenditures:
Endowment to assist with the new Hospice Hale Ho’olu’olu room and board cost for those without the ability to pay. A gift toward $5,000,000
Endowment for maintaining facilities. A gift toward $2,000,000
New Care Coordination Center (Office). A gift toward $1,000,000
Home Timeshare Donation Program
Donating Your Timeshare
Trying to sell the timeshare unit you are not using and you don’t want the hassle? If you don’t want to walk away from the timeshare and lose its entire value, you have several options. Reselling the timeshare unit may expose you to resale scams who compete with legitimate firms for your attention and business, and an internet “for sale by owner” sale entails some costs and a commitment of your time to offer the property. The above methods are likely to yield – with only rare exceptions – only a small fraction of your original purchase price. Another possibility is donating your timeshare to charity. You receive a tax deduction and benefit from the good feeling of your timeshare going to a good cause. This works only if you can find a charity willing to take the timeshare off your hands. The process is also complicated.
To simplify your donation, Timeshare Travel & Associates, Inc (TTA) a pioneer in the industry, has provided a way help timeshare owners make their donations. TTA, a resale marketing firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, since 1984. Has accepted timeshares for donation to charity for more than a decade. Many timeshare units don’t sell for a lot of money, and transferring ownership of a deeded timeshare takes almost as much work as transferring ownership of a house. In addition, the annual maintenance fee has to be paid, and usage is time-sensitive, a problem that doesn’t exist with regular real estate.
Unless the charity wants to use the timeshare for recreational purposes, it must sell the donated property to raise funds. TTA accepts a timeshare donation in the owner’s name, donates the unit to a charity, then buys it back from the charity and sells it. TTA imposes no service charge to handle a donation and must stay in compliance with Federal tax laws.
“Timeshare donations are a win-win situation for the owners, many of whom can get a tax write-off worth up to 30 percent of the fair market value of their donated timeshare. The charity wins because we buy back the unit, and we try to resell it. The risk is with us, because we may have to sit on the property and pay the annual maintenance fee for a few years.”
“We ask sellers to pay the closing cost for the donation,” says TTA. “Each donation is handled like all regular timeshare resales with a recorded paper trail. We donate the unit to charity, and then buy it back. We have also helped several charities raffle off timeshare units.”
Charities to which TTA donates include:
- Children’s Miracle Network, Provo, Utah office
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Portland Oregon office
- YMCA, Hawaii Office
- United Way, Toronto Canada office for Canadian timeshare owners.
- Also includes about a dozen smaller religious charities and homeless shelters around the U.S.
The IRS rule on non-cash items is fair market value on items worth up to $5,000, without the need for an appraisal. Over $5,000 requires a certifiedappraisal dated within 60 days of the donation. In some instances, comparable listings found on a legitimate website will be acceptable in lieu of a appraisal. The taxpayer making the donation receives a Form 8283 in the year of the donation. Rather than taking the time for a appraisal, most everyone we work with stays under the $5,000 threshold.
Tax rules limit the total donations that a taxpayer can make in a single year, so if a family has several units to donate, TTA advises them to donate on unit a year for several years.
Who should consider timeshare philanthropy? “Anyone in a higher tax bracket where the tax incentives are good. Not someone on Social Security or unemployed,” says TTA. TTA also will combine the donation of a timeshare with a trade-in-for a larger unit in the same destination area or in a different area.
Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Services.
Each fall, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care makes a special effort to honor our Veterans for their sacrifices and commitment to protecting our freedoms. That’s because November is Veterans Month.
Welcome to Crossroads Hospice…a unique end-of-life care experience.
The need for hospice and palliative care marks a change in how patients look at their lives moving forward. Our philosophy is to approach that change as a celebration of life and an opportunity to enjoy the time they have left. That’s how Crossroads Hospice reshapes and improves end-of-life care services in a unique (and even fun) way.
Hospice care for your family.
Choosing hospice for a loved one shouldn’t be a difficult decision. We truly believe there is nothing more important than the hospice care services we provide to elderly and young family members alike. It’s that passion and commitment that keeps us at the forefront of this industry.
Our goal is not just to give our patients the best life possible, but to reshape the way people view hospice care for their family. You see it in our innovative approach to programs, our highly attentive hands-on care, and our proud ethical standards. You see it in the faces and smiles of everyone on staff.
With Crossroads Hospice’s end-of-life care services, we do the right things for the right reasons. And that’s why our patients live better, knowing that their lives matter.
Support Hospice Any Way You Can
The Community Hospice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing high quality end-of-life care to residents of seven counties covering over 4,000 square miles in the Capital Region of New York State.
Some of the most vulnerable people in our community are those who are struggling with advanced illness, facing the end of life, and recovering from the loss of a loved one. The Community Hospice is committed to serving these people.
While insurance reimbursements cover some costs, they do not fund the programs and services that reach out to care in a comprehensive way. No one is turned away due to financial need.
That is where your active support comes in. You can join the caregiving team by considering a donation to The Community Hospice. Contributions provide funds for community awareness, educational programs, and special services so that Hospice care is readily available, fully understood, and appropriately utilized by those in need.
Your contributions make many services possible, including:
You can express your generosity through several different ways:
Please donate now
By Phone: Call 518-285-8166.
Make checks payable to The Community Hospice and send to:
The Community Hospice Foundation
295 Valley View Blvd.
Rensselaer, NY 12144
#humane society donations
We hear so many stories of lost and neglected animals that find loving homes through rescue groups like the Humane Society. And as much as we do to help lost pets, we also prevent strays and abandoned animals by educating the community on care, providing supplies and pet food to families in need, managing feral cats, and encouraging people to spay and neuter their animals.
If you want to help us ensure the best possible lives for all animals, please consider a donation of money, supplies, or thrift store items.
You can make a monetary donation with your PayPal account or a credit card by clicking the following button:
You can also donate directly by contacting us:
For those donating through work, our CFC numbers are:
Become a part of our family. Your annual subscription supports our work, plus you can get regular updates about news and events.
Honor your beloved friend by helping other animals find their forever families.
Bequests, Wills and Legacy Gifts
We greatly appreciate your wish to include our organization in your will and the animals’ thank you, as well.
Our Wish List
We always welcome donations of needed supplies.
Second Chance Thrift Store
Donate gently used belongings to our thrift store to help support our work.
Ani-Meals Pet Pantry
Donate pet food to help families keep their pets during hard economic times.
Your donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization.
Please spay and neuter. It is the right thing to do.
#donate to israel
Make a Donation to FIDF in Honor of or in Memory of a Loved One
HELP US FULFILL THE IDF SOLDIERS WELLBEING NEEDS BY DONATING TO FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES TODAY
Your support is a very important part of what we do – it means a lot knowing that there is someone who thinks about us, trusts us, and appreciates our contribution to defending the Jewish Homeland. – Lieutenant G.A.
The strength of the IDF derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the brave young men and women who leave their homes at the tender age of 18 to uphold the difficult task of defending the State of Israel.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is committed to providing these soldiers with wellbeing and educational services in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide.
From helping wounded soldiers to caring for the families of fallen soldiers, from supporting Lone Soldiers from all over the world to granting college scholarships to combat veterans, every donation ensures one more soldier is cared for.
Other Donation Options:
DONATE VIA PAYPAL
If you live outside the U.S. please choose this option
#donate to israel
Plant a tree in Israel.
Celebrate any lifecycle event.
Planting trees in Israel is a beautiful way to show you care. In fact, we ve been planting trees in Israel for over a century. It connects us to the land, it celebrates our joys and it literally plants a stake of hope and optimism in the future of Israel.
Each tree ordered comes with a certificate of your choice, mailed to the recipient with your personal message. Buy trees now.
Traveling to Israel? Plant a Tree in
Get your hands dirty and plant some roots of your own. Schedule a trip to our Tree Planting Center, conveniently located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – and help keep Israel green for generations to come. Get back to your roots!
Get your hands dirty and plant some root of your own. Schedule a trip to our Tree Planting Center, conveniently located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – and help keep Israel green for generations to come. Get back to your roots!
NEED HELP? Call 800.542.8733 9am-6pm EST
Jewish National Fund is listed by the IRS as an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit.
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The tax law changes which came about in 2004 caused many non-profit and charity programs to shut down, and their valuable community services were stopped and the reason for this was because they were not able to keep the non-profit organization going because they could not gain the necessary funding. In an attempt to rescue charity organizations across the country, the automobile donation program began and over the years, is has proven to be very successful and is has been able to fund several charities and allow them to continue offering their services in communities that are in dire need of aid. The fundamental objective of the automobile donation project or program is simple, and it is to provide funding to non-profit organizations which, without such programs in place, would have to shut down. These non-profit organizations include the likes of the Goodwill™ Industries, both of which are well known charities and both offer invaluable assistance and aid to those who have been affected by disasters or families who have been hit by the current recession. These organizations work all over the country and offer important services to families that are needy of assistance. The automobile donation will create funds which are needed to allow them to continue with their work or alternatively, the automobile may be sold, and the proceeds of the sale will go towards funding for the charity, or directly to meet the needs of the family or group.
Automobile owners who believe that their vehicle is not suitable for an automobile donation. are advised that we will accept automobiles in all in conditions, and the car which is not in running condition will bring in funds by stripping the car for spares. The sale of the spares will be used for the funding of the charity organization, and as such, any type of automobile donation. no matter the condition or the age of the vehicle, is a selfless act and will go a long way in assisting an organization that is battling to stay afloat because of a lack of funding. The automobile donation is very common and in fact, donating a car is as common as donating used household goods or money and since the automobile donation process is expertly handled by Charity Dispatch, which will handle the collection of the automobile at no cost to the donor, those who would like to make an automobile donation will find our services to be very helpful.
Charity Dispatch is a specialist in automobile donation s and more than offering assistance with an automobile donation. donors are free to make donations of SUVs, boats, motorcycles, airplanes and timeshares. Those making an automobile donation will not only be offering a helping hand to organizations that are in dire need of funds, but since the charities represented on our website are all IRS Approved non-profit organizations, the donor will benefit from a tax deduction with the automobile donation. Our toll free number, 800.506.0172, is continually manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by live operators, which means that any individuals or companies wanting to become part of the automobile donation program will be met with the assistance of Charity Dispatch to take care of the donation process. Feel free to browse the website, www.charitydispatch.com, for more information.
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WHO ARE MY DONATIONS HELPING?
ClothingDonations.org is a service of Vietnam Veterans of America.
We’ll pickup your used clothes and household goods at your convenience
and use them to support programs that address the concerns and
needs of all veterans.
WHO ARE MY DONATIONS HELPING?
ClothingDonations.org is a service of Vietnam Veterans of America.
We’ll pickup your used clothes and household goods at your convenience
and use them to support programs that address the concerns and
needs of all veterans.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is a national veterans service
organization serving the needs of all veterans throughout
the nation and elsewhere. VVA is funded primarily by
various fund-raising activities and its membership.
DONATION ITEMS NEEDED:
CLOTHING & SHOES
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
GATHER YOUR DONATIONS
Gather your unwanted clothes and/or
household items for a tax-deductible
donation to the VVA.
SCHEDULE A PICK-UP
PLACE OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
Rain or shine, our truck will pick-up
#macmillan nurses donations
I’d like to fundraise for Macmillan, how do I get involved?
We’re over the moon you want to fundraise for us. Your amazing efforts will help us to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. There are so many ways you can get involved, just take a look at our events and check out our fundraising ideas for inspiration. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, then drop us a line using the form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll be in touch to help you find the fundraising activity that’s perfect for you.
I live outside the UK how can I donate to you?
Due to strict security on our website if your card was issued outside the UK unfortunately you will be unable to donate online to us. But there are a number of alternative options:
- Call us on +44 207840 4900, and we can take a credit or debit card payment over the phone. Our lines are open 9am-5pm GMT Monday to Friday
- Call us on +44 207840 4900 or email us at [email protected] and we can provide you with our bank details to make a bank transfer directly to our account
- Donate directly to Macmillan via www.Justgiving.com. They accept a range of currencies, and money reaches us securely.
If you are unable to use any of these please methods send a cheque in pounds sterling or your local currency to our head office:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Please note, bank charges may be deducted from your donation when using this method, so the other options are most cost effective for us.
Can you claim Gift Aid on my donations?
Yes, if you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim Gift Aid on donations made online or offline, no matter how large or small. You can find out more about the Gift Aid scheme, and let us know that you’re eligible for Gift Aid here.
I d like to fundraise online, how can I do this?
Justgiving.com and virginmoneygiving.com are the two most popular sites supporters use to raise money for us. They both have some fantastic features, like the opportunity for you to set up your own fundraising page where you can upload photos and share messages about your event. Supporters who use these sites often raise more money than people just doing their fundraising offline.
What will you do with my details?
We’d like to keep you up to date with our work, so may contact you from time to time by phone, email, text or post to let you know how we can support you and how you can get involved with our team. Your details will be kept securely and only shared with the suppliers or partners who work on our behalf or with us to deliver and improve services for people affected by cancer.
Will I receive an acknowledgement of my gift?
When you donate online you will receive an email confirmation of your gift almost immediately. If you send us a gift through the post or by paying directly into our bank we will also send confirmation by post, unless you advise us that you don’t need one.
Can I leave you a gift in my will?
Absolutely. We’re delighted to receive donations left to us as legacies, and any gift no matter how large or small makes a difference. Find out more.
Can you use my donation for a specific aspect of your work?
Nearly 98% of our income is from voluntary donations, and this goes to provide our full range of services, from specialist cancer nurses to information booklets and support groups. We plan these services very carefully to meet the needs of people affected by cancer in a local community or nationwide. We review our services regularly to make sure they are providing the best value for money and maximum impact.
For this reason we prefer to use donations to fund whichever of our services are most in need, but if you would like us to use your gift towards a specific aspect of our work we will comply wherever possible. Please contact us on 0300 1000 200 to discuss your wishes. You can donate directly to some of our current projects here .
How will you use my donations?
We rely on donations for 98% of our income, and your money will help us to provide a variety of services that help make sure no one has to go through cancer alone. Find out more about what we do. or see a detailed breakdown of how we’ve spent our income in our annual reports.
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