What can I do?

“Unless someone like you cares a whole aweful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”  Dr. Seuss

 

Will you be the one?
Now, more than ever, they need us.
And we need you!

 

We understand that there are many worthy organizations for you to support.  But we truly hope that you will help us with our mission.  We foster our youth, the future of our city and our nation.

 

And you can feel confident that your gift will directly impact our members.  Over 80% of every dollar raised goes directly to support our programming, focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.

 

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There are many ways to contribute to the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee.

 

Gifts in Cash:  An outright gift of cash that can be made at once or in a pledge for a period of time.

 

Gifts of Appreciated Assets:  Any appreciated asset, such as stock, that is donated qualifies for both Federal and state tax deduction and avoids tax on capital gains.

 

Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Other Planned Gifts:  Planned gift opportunities may include bequests, pledges, living trusts, retirement planning, charitable trusts, endowments, program gifts and life insurance.

 

Gifts In-Kind:  Program supplies, services, or building supplies and equipment are all tax-deductible based on the fair market value as determined at the retail level of the donated property at the time of your donation.

 

Gifts of Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property:  It is possible to give a home, cabin, farm, ranch, or other real estate as well as works of art, jewelry, stamp and coin collections, and rare books.  As a donor, you will receive a tax deduction on the fair market value at the time of your donation.

 

Commemoratives are available for those contributors who wish to honor a loved one, perpetuate a family name, or recognize a business.  Please contact the Development Office at 413.206.4109 for more information.

 

An acknowledgement letter will always be provided.  Please include your mailing address and e-mail address with your donation.

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

 

NOTE: Internal Revenue Service does not permit us to place a value on donated items.  IRS regulations may be found at www.irs.gov so you can determine the best method for your gift or consult with your tax advisor.

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