Your Donation Makes a Difference
Your tax-deductible donations empower Blessings of Hope to serve underprivileged families and individuals that live, work, and play throughout our community. Every dollar given to Blessings of Hope powers our mission of bridging the gap between food surplus and people in need.
Ways To Give
Every gift to Blessings of Hope is valued, and we strive to be as effective as possible to meet our mission of bringing hope to people in need.
Below are some of the various ways you can give.
In addition to online giving, you can donate to Blessings of Hope by mailing a check or calling us on the phone.
Checks should be made payable to Blessings of Hope and mailed to:
Blessings of Hope
P.O. Box 567
Ephrata, PA 17522
To donate by phone, please call:
A Donor Advised Fund allows you to make an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program (For example: Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, etc.). You claim a current year tax-deduction for the full amount invested in the DAF and you can then make donations to the charities of your choice from the amount in the fund, including any investment growth, for as long as the fund exists.
More information about Donor Advised Funds can be found here.
If you need to make a required minimum distribution from your retirement account, you can make Blessings of Hope the recipient of some or all of that distribution and increase effect. If the distribution goes directly to a charity, the charity receives 100% and you pay nothing in tax. This can add up to 30% to the value of your gift.
You can read more here or talk to your financial advisor about setting up direct disbursements from your retirement accounts.
Planned giving is when you make Blessings of Hope a beneficiary of the proceeds from your estate. This can include wills, trusts and any account with named beneficiaries.
More information about how to establish an estate gift can be found here.
Blessings of Hope can receive things like stocks, mutual funds, or business interests without you having to convert them into cash.
To donate this type of asset, you can use the donation form above, contact your financial advisor, or contact one of our trusted financial partners (a list of the partners can be found here).
Blessings of Hope also has the ability to receive personal property. This can include anything of value from gift cards to real estate, from collectables to vehicles.
To donate personal property, use the form above. Choose “Vehicles” for cars or boats; choose “Assets” for real estate; choose “Other” for things like jewelry or precious metals.
Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.
Cryptocurrency that has appreciated over time can be donated directly to a nonprofit like Blessings of Hope. By doing this, there are three potential benefits:
1. The nonprofit benefits from a donation of the appreciated value of the asset.
2. The donor can often avoid capital gains tax associated with the appreciation in value of the asset.
3. The donor can claim a current year tax deduction of the fair market value of the asset donated.
More information about Cryptocurrency donations can be found here.