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Our programs are made possible because of generous donors that give back to their communities in a variety of ways.

We pour ourselves into the work that we do, but we can’t do it alone. We need people like you to join us in the fight for good by giving your time, talent and resources so we can continue serving others. Every gift is precious – big or small. Thank you for giving what you can.

Learn how you can Do The Most Good:

 

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

Benefits of Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
  • 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 stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division.

By certified mail - If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately 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.

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There are special rules for valuing a gift 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.

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 - New Jersey Division.

 Benefits of Gifts of Real Estate
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division
How to Make a Gift of Real Estate

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

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division.

Benefits of Retirement Assets
  • Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
  • Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
  • Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction
How to Make a Gift of Real Estate

To leave your retirement assets to The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

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Did you know that 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

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 or in a letter to us.

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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 - New Jersey Division 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!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

Benefits of Matching Gifts
  • Maximize your donation and its impact
  • Your employer's willingness to give can assist in our programs for people in need
How to Make a Matching Gifts

Use our matching gift portal to determine if your company offers a matching gift program.

Then, please contact your company’s Human Resources department to confirm if your employer matches gifts to The Salvation Army. This is an easy and effective way to double or even triple your contribution to The Salvation Army.

Matching Gift Portal

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Some employers match at 50% of what you give, and some at 300%. Whatever the policy, matching gifts or matching donation programs increase your gift with minimal effort-often you simply need to fill out a form!

With a DAF, you can make gifts to charity during your lifetime, and when you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.

Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund
  • Establish a flexible vehicle for annual charitable giving
  • Benefit from a more tax and cost efficient alternative to a private foundation
  • Receive an estate tax deduction and savings from your gift
  • Obtain a charitable income tax deduction in the year of your gift
How a Donor Advised Fund Works
  1. You make an initial gift of cash or stock to fund a DAF at The Salvation Army New Jersey Division.
  2. The assets in your DAF grow tax-free.
  3. You make annual recommendations on gifts to be made from your DAF.
  4. When you pass away, your children may recommend charitable gifts from your DAF.
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A donor advised fund has several advantages when compared to a private foundation. The start-up time and cost are minimal for DAFs, and gifts to DAFs are generally deductible at fair market value. A DAF is also not subject to the distribution requirements and certain excise taxes faced by private foundations.

 

Giving Circles

One way that you can contribute to our mission is by joining a giving circle. Within a circle, you and a group of other donors pool your gifts together toward a program that you are passionate about. If you would like to join a circle please contact our Major Gifts Department at (908) 851-8379.

Music & Arts

Music, dance, and art are crucial for youth development and enrichment. Our diverse programs offer instrument training, painting, drama, dance, poetry, and more.

After the U.S. public school system The Salvation Army is the largest provider of music education in the country. We are able to invest in today's youth thanks to the generous hearts of our donors.

Learn How We Empower Youth

Camp Tecumseh

Our program allows campers to participate in group activities that encourage individual physical, emotional and spiritual growth. 

The programs at Camp Tecumseh help campers from varying backgrounds grow to responsible maturity through application of Christian principles.

Learn About Camping Programs

Feeding Programs

We feed thousands daily, including the most vulnerable of our communities — underserved children in our after-school programs, the elderly at our Adult Day Centers, forgotten friends at our homeless shelters, people looking to better their lives at our addiction recovery facilities, survivors rebuilding their lives after a disaster, and domestic violence and anti-human trafficking victims.

Learn About Our Feeding Programs

Our Team

Rowena Saunders, Senior Donor Relations Director
Email: Rowena.Saunders@use.salvationarmy.org
Office: 908-851-8379

Andrea Smith, Major Gifts Coordinator
Email: Andrea.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org
Office: 908-851-8234