HOW TO HELP
YOUR ACTIONS TODAY CAN HELP ENSURE QUALITY PROGRAMS TOMORROW
As we face an uncertain economy, ONEgeneration has committed itself to ensuring that our vital services will continue to be available to the community well into the future. To do so, quite simply, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. There are many ways you can help us ensure that quality programs are here for generations to come.
While City and State funding is continually being trimmed, the needs we are meeting are ever-growing. We gladly accept and appreciate private, foundation and corporate gifts.
Tax ID# 95-4066979
If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation via credit card (Visa, MC, Discover and Amex) you may do so by clicking on the PayPal Donate Now button on the right side of the screen or you may call (818) 708-6370 or send a check by U.S. Mail to the following address:
Attn: Fund Development
17400 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Sending Help And Real Essentials
“Adopt a Senior” and help them get household items this Holiday Season
ONEgeneration serves low income seniors and families year round. We provide meals, scholarships, social services and an array of programming to help these individuals however they are in need of items that our organization simply can not provide. Several years ago the SHARE project was established for individuals to give back to another in need in there own community. Sometimes these needs are as basic as a can opener, a fan or toilet paper. Donors’ generosity in the past has led to frail homebound seniors receiving new wheelchairs, hospital-style beds and refrigerators.
Below you will find a letter with more information and a form to submit if you are interested in adopting a senior or family this summer or during the holiday season. You will receive a profile for your specific family or individual in need. The profile will provide a brief history of the individual as well as a list of their needs and suggestions for a few items that would lift their spirits. We call these items “luxury items”, for example yarn for a senior who loves to knit or a new mystery book for a senior unable to get out to the library where she worked for 40 years.
If you or someone you know would be interested in personally giving to a senior or family this year please see the following attachments and join the SHARE project in helping someone less fortunate within your own community.
Click here for the 2013 Holiday SHARE Letter and Donor Form Sample SHARE Profile
Enriching Lives Giving Campaign
ONEgeneration’s Enriching Lives Giving Campaign is a multi-year gift that generates income that can be used for direct services. The larger the fund we build, the more income we will have available for our programs. This support creates an ongoing upsurge of interest and leads to other funding opportunities including grants, matching gifts, planned gifts and so forth. For our Enrichment Circle members, the value of multi-year giving is enormous, and, in honor of those who have given, a permanent recognition site is visible at our Daycare facility as a thank you to our friends and supporters.
Wills and Bequests
Remembering ONEgeneration in your estate plan is one of the most caring and important actions that you can take. Your gift will be used in the program area you indicate and thousands of individuals will benefit from your generosity. This year we received a generous bequest from a woman who remembered us in her will; she had been a client of ONEgeneration since 1986. Her bequest ensures that other individuals will continue to benefit from our services – just as she did.
Estate Planning offers many ways in which you can support ONEgeneration while also gaining tax benefits and avoiding capital gains taxes. With certain types of trusts, you may be able to increase your current income while supporting your favorite non-profit. Types of Planned Giving vehicles include (but are not limited to):
· Gifts of Life Insurance
· Charitable Gift Annuities
· Charitable Remainder Trusts
As with any investment plan, you should speak to your attorney, CPA, and financial advisor before setting up such a plan and discussing with them which vehicles will serve you best.
If you are interested in any of these methods of giving, especially those dealing with any legalities, please consult your accountant and/or attorney, then call (818) 708-6370 or email email@example.com
Online Donations That Won’t Cost You a Dime
Start using GoodSearch.com
for all your search engine needs. Choose ONEgeneration as your charity in the field “Who do you GoodSearch for” and money will automatically be donated every time you use the search engine. When you shop online go through GoodShop.com
. The online mall features retailers like Target, Macy’s, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many more. Each purchase through the GoodShop mall results in a donation to ONEgeneration (once designated).
Other Ways You Can Give:
Supermarket Community Rewards Program
Help support ONEgeneration by shopping at your favorite grocery store (once designated) you earn your rewards and we receive donations from the store. If you shop at Ralphs, enroll your rewards card at www.ralphs.com
(ONEgeneration ID# 92149).
Everyone has something to give. What about you? ONEgeneration has had a successful volunteer program for over 30 years. As the agency has grown, our community volunteers have grown and expanded along with all of our dedicated staff and members. For Volunteer opportunities and to contact the Volunteer program please see the Volunteer page under programs.
Automobile Donations Are A Cinch With ONEgeneration
If you or someone you know would like to donate a car on behalf of ONEgeneration you can do so by contacting the Vehicle Donation Processing Center, Inc. at (800) 320-0476.
You may also click on the following link to go directly to the VDPC ONEgeneration web page at http://www.donatecarusa.com/charities/one-generation
. There are live operators on hand 7 days a week to help and they will handle all transfer documents, free pick up (running or not in most cases), and it is tax-deductible. Once the car is auctioned off ONEgeneration gets a percentage of the sale price. So please donate today! They accept cars, trucks, vans, boats and real estate.
If you have any questions, need a form or need any help please contact (818) 708-6618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Online Auction Service that gives back
There is a terrific company called Love My Charity whose website makes it possible for you to sell your items and donate a portion of the sale price to the non-profit of your choice! And as a Buyer, you know that your purchase is supporting a worthy cause. Sellers, buyers, and non-profit organizations benefit as there are no transaction fees to use their service thus allowing the non-profit to receive 100% of your donation.It’s Easy. It’s Fun. And Everybody wins at Love My Charity!
Please check out www.lovemycharity.com
or go to our home page and click on the LoveMyCharity logo to connect directly to the website.