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Gifts that help us do the most good

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Jennifer Diaz
Donor Relations Director

jennifer.diaz@use.salvationarmy.org
(215) 825-4635

 

Alex Dapkewicz
Donor Relations Director

alex.dapkewicz@use.salvationarmy.org
(215) 704-1436

 

Carol Ross
Donor Relations Director

carol.ross@use.salvationarmy.org
(717) 848-2364

 

 

The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Headquarters
701 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Gifts of Cash

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift so we can bring hope to those in need.

Benefits of gifts of cash
•    You can make an immediate impact on our mission.
•    You can take a charitable income tax deduction.

How to make a gift of cash

Mailing a gift of cash - You can send us a check or money order. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line of your check or money order, or in a letter to us.

Donor Advised Funds - A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program administered by a third party that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. Click Here for more details.

More on gifts of cash - Did you know that you can mail a check on December 31st and, even if the check is not received and cashed by The Salvation Army until after the new year, the IRS will allow you to take a deduction in the year the check was mailed?  Keep this in mind for year-end tax planning!

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If you have any questions about gifts of cash, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

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Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to The Salvation Army.

Benefits of gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

•    Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
•    Receive a charitable income tax deduction
•    Further our mission today

How to make a gift of stocks and bonds

By electronic transfer - Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stocks or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to The Salvation Army.

By certified mail - If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately on the same day to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.

How to make a gift of mutual funds
Contact your account representative at your mutual fund company to ask about the process of making a gift of mutual fund shares.

More on gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. The value of a charitable gift of stock is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.

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If you have any questions about gifts of stocks and bonds, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

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Qualified Charitable Distribution (IRA Rollover)

If you are age 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a simple way to reduce your tax liability and y help us serve the most vulnerable members of your community. 

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover

•    Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to The Salvation Army.
•    If you are age 72 or older, IRS rules require you to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) each year from your tax-deferred retirement accounts.  Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
•    Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions.
•    Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.
•    Help further the work and mission of The Salvation Army.

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works

1.    Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
2.    Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to The Salvation Army to help continue our important work.
3.    Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
4.    Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

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If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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Gifts of Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property can make a great gift to The Salvation Army. 

Benefits of gifts of real estate

•    Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate.
•    Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property.
•    Leave a lasting legacy to The Salvation Army. 

How to make a gift of real estate

Your real property may be given to The Salvation Army by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to The Salvation Army, . Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

If you have any questions about gifts of real estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

Mortgaged Property - Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. Indebtedness can affect your charitable tax deduction.

Difficult Property Gifts - Certain properties pose challenges. We have adopted policies to limit the acceptance of certain kinds of real estate. Please check with us before making a gift of real estate so we can explain our gift acceptance policies.

Capital Gains Tax - Check with your tax advisor on the capital gains tax implications of your gift. You may also be interested in life income options.

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