HOW YOU CAN HELP
There are so many different ways you can help us help abused children and their families. Your gift can be tailored to fit your particular wishes. Listed below are some of the most common types of charitable giving.
A gift to HCCAC can be as simple as mailing a check, making a donation online, by bank draft or credit card. Your monetary donation is totally tax deductible. We can also do a pledge amount carried over for three years, with as much as you would like per month given directly to HCCAC.
When you make a gift of real property held for more than one year, you obtain an income tax charitable deduction equal to the property’s full fair market value. This deduction allows you to offset the cost of making the gift and may free cash that otherwise would have been used to pay taxes. You may also avoid capital gains taxes on the property’s appreciation.
Gifts of Personal Property
When considering a gift, remember that valuable collections, works of art, and other forms of tangible personal property can be used as contributions. By donating such items during your lifetime, you can reduce the size of your taxable estate and you may also receive a charitable income tax deduction of the year the gift was given.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
If you donate appreciated securities to HCCAC, you may avoid capital gains taxes and you may be able to use the full market value of the gift as a charitable deduction.
Your will can direct the distribution of your estate after your passing. This can include liquid assets, real estate and personal property. Most people make a Will so that they can share their possessions with the people they care for, or institutions they believe in. In effect, your Will becomes the document directing your last intentions and assures that your wishes are followed. We highly recommend that you utilize the services of an attorney to prepare your will.