Other Ways to Give

Amazon

It’s easier than ever to help The Home thanks to Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and add The Women’s Home as your charity of choice. Now, every time you want to make a purchase on Amazon, just be sure to shop via smile.amazon.com (it’s the same as Amazon.com only it will donate a small percentage of your purchase to your charitable cause).

 

Planned Giving

Your philanthropic legacy represents your core values and reflects how you want to be remembered by your friends, family, and community. Having a Planned Giving strategy is a way for you to incorporate charitable giving into the legacy you leave behind while enjoying financial benefits in the present. Unlike cash donations, Planned Gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than from disposable income and come to fruition upon your death. There are many ways to give a Planned Gift: leaving a bequest in your will, designation of your retirement plan, outright gift, a gift of life insurance, or the remainder of a donor advised fund or grant from your foundation. A misconception is that planned giving is only for the “wealthy.” The truth is, even people of modest means can make a big difference through planned giving. To get started, contact Chief Development Officer, Julie Comiskey at jcomiskey@thewomenshome.org and work with your legal or financial advisors to make arrangements.

 

Stock Donations

Stock or securities gifts go towards the same great cause, our women and families, but carry extra benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash, or credit card. You avoid capital gains tax, receive credit for the full fair market value of the shares (even though the cost to you is the original purchase price), and your charitable deduction is based on the full fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made. For complete instructions on how to donate stock to The Women’s Home, please contact jcomiskey@thewomenshome.org.

 

Corporate Matching

Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees, so that every time you make a donation, your company will make a donation to the charity in the same amount. To participate, stop by your human resources office for a matching gifts form and either submit electronically to bfields@thewomenshome.org or mail it to:

The Women’s Home

607 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77006

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