When you join the Circle of Hope, your automatic monthly recurring gift will provide a steady flow of hope to our clients all year long. Hope is believing things can change. Whether it’s hope of an improved living situation, of finding a job or a higher paying job, of succeeding in a new country or of having healthy nourished children, hope is what we, with your help, provide our clients. Please join the Circle of Hope. Because with hope, everything is possible!
Your gift to Beverly Bootstraps could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please enter your employer’s name below. All organizations have different requirements and procedures, so please look up each company individually and follow the instructions provided.
We are happy to help guide you through this process. Should you have any questions please contact our Development Office.
Please note that matching gifts can take up to several months for some companies to complete. Once we receive a match for your gift we will send you a letter notifying you that the match has been completed.
To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please enter your employer’s name below.
How to make a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one:
1.) Donate online here:
- Be sure to indicate the tribute type as either memorial or honor
- Include the name and address of the person you would like notified of this gift.
2.) Mail a contribution to our office. Please use the donation form found here.
If you have recently lost a loved one and would like to let others know how to make a gift in his/her name, please contact our Development Assistant at 978-927-1561 to let them know of your intentions and to let us know if you would like to receive a list of all donations made in your loved one’s memory.
Suggested Obituary Language
We suggest the following language – In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made in the name of (name of deceased) to support Beverly Bootstraps. Contributions can be mailed to Beverly Bootstraps, 35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or made online at BeverlyBootstraps.org.
Stock transfer instructions are available in the link below and include the DTC and account number as well as Beverly Bootstraps tax ID number (04-3254507).
Please be sure to notify Beverly Bootstraps when you have completed the request to your broker by sending us an email copy of your delivery instructions so that we can ensure the gift will be properly credited.
Value of Your Gift of Stock
The value of a gift of stock (for the donor’s income tax purposes) is based on the average value on the day the securities are received in the organization’s gifted securities brokerage account. This is calculated by averaging the high and low stock prices on the date of the gift.
DAFs allow donors to give cash, stock and other assets where the donor receives an immediate tax deduction when the contribution is made, but can grant specified amounts to the charities of their choice at a later time.
If you have a Donor Advised Fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Beverly Bootstraps, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).
How does it work?
1.) Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
2.) Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax free).
3.) Recommend grants to the charities you support, with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.
Because financial situations vary from person to person, no single approach to planned giving is applicable across the board. Estate plans can be tailored to fit a wide variety of purposes and financial profiles. Generally speaking, a planned gift can:
- Create an estate that provides current and future financial security
- Maximize the amount of assets that will pass to heirs and beneficiaries
- Protect as much income from federal taxes as is allowed by law
- Provide continued, meaningful support for the charities that have been important throughout a person’s lifetime
Planned giving requires careful discussions with your financial planner, accountant, attorney or other qualified professional. We strongly encourage our donors to never try to create a planned giving strategy without professional advice.
There are a number of ways you can include support for Beverly Bootstraps in your next big event. For more information about any of these, or to let us know you are hosting a celebration to benefit Beverly Bootstraps, please reach out to our Development Office so that we can properly thank all of the donors involved in your event.
Balloons for Bootstraps
In lieu of birthday gifts, consider asking for donations for Beverly Bootstraps. Just add a note on your invitation asking for donations to be mailed to Beverly Bootstraps. We will send out thank you notes to each donor.
Or if a friend or relative is having a birthday and you don’t know what to give them, a donation in their name would be a meaningful gift. We can supply you with a Balloons for Bootstraps card to let the honoree know you’ve done so.
Bells for Bootstraps
Do you have a hard time with what to give office mates, clients or distant family members for the holidays? Consider making a financial contribution to Beverly Bootstraps in their name. We can supply you with Bells for Bootstraps cards to let the honoree know you’ve done so.
Brides for Bootstraps
Instead of giving wedding favors, consider making a gift to Beverly Bootstraps in your guests’ honor. We’ll even provide you with a file from which you can print your own personalized table cards telling your guests you did just that. The cards are available for framing or free-standing.
Benefits for Bootstraps
If you, your company, or any group to which you belong, are having an event and looking for a charitable partner, please consider Beverly Bootstraps. Having it benefit Beverly Bootstraps will entice participation by giving the event a larger purpose – that of helping those in need in your own community.
Through Cars Helping America, a very respected car donation charity center, we’ll get the maximum value possible for your vehicle. To donate, simply fill out the online form and choose Beverly Bootstraps as your charity of preference. A representative will contact you regarding your car donation and explain the process. And they’ll send you all the necessary tax information.