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Your gift
isn't a handout.

It's a hand up.

There are so many ways you can make an impact!

Your donations can make a difference for so many. Gifts are used thoughtfully and intentionally to maximize their impact on the most vulnerable in our Western Washington communities.

Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501(c)3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.

The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes, which means it is typically the most tax- efficient way to support your favorite cause.

 

When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference could be up to 30%.

A Donor Advised Fund is like a charitable savings account, giving you the flexibility to control how much and how often money is granted to VOAWW.

We offer two ways to facilitate grant making. DAF Direct enables you to issue grants to Volunteers of America Western Washington directly from your DAF.

If your DAF’s sponsoring organization does not participate in DAF Direct, please have them direct your gift to:

Volunteers of America Western Washington

P.O. Box 839

Everett WA 98206-0839

 

We would very much like to acknowledge your generous gift so please provide your name and/or fund name and address.

Make a bigger impact by donating stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to VOAWW.  Donating appreciated securities is easy and convenient, and you may enjoy numerous tax benefits*, including:

  • Claiming the market value of the securities as a tax-deductible contribution (as opposed to the cost basis).

  • Avoiding capital gains tax, local and state taxes on the profit from the sale of securities.

  • Lowering the cost basis of the gift. Compared with donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction.

* VOAWW does not offer tax advice. Please consult a financial advisor or tax professional for more information.

Create a charitable plan that will benefit your family and support Volunteers of America Western Washington after your lifetime. A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift. You can designate VOAWW as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy.

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to VOAWW as part of your estate plan. You can leave a lasting legacy to be remembered and honored, plus you may receive estate tax savings and lessen the tax burden on your family.​

We invite you to join the Volunteers of America Western Washington Legacy Society, a group of very special individuals and families who have remembered VOAWW in their estate plan through a documented planned gift.

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Your contributions of food, goods, and services in addition to financial donations can make a difference for your neighbors in need.

To donate food, please visit our Food Bank page for sites that accept donations and their hours of operation.

The VOA Community Resource Centers provide a variety of life's essentials to those most vulnerable. Most requested items are:

  • Shelf-stable food

  • Diapers, wipes, personal hygiene & feminine products

  • Household goods (toilet paper, soap, paper towels, etc.)

  • Rain gear and cold weather clothing/supplies

You can learn more about community-specific needs by contacting the location nearest you.

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When you thrift and donate, you are making a local impact because your dollars stay local and store employees and volunteers are connected to the community where they work. Donations of clothes, household goods, furniture, games, and more in good condition are accepted at the Thrift Store during business hours.

430 Main Street

Sultan, WA 98294

Mon | Thurs | Fri • 10am-5pm

Sat | Sun • 10am - 7pm

Tues | Weds • Closed

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You can create a fundraiser on Facebook! Consider asking for a donation to VOA in lieu of gifts for your birthday or start a fundraiser in honor of someone special. There are so many occasions to celebrate... and donate!

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It's easy – and free! – to support Volunteers of America Western Washington with your Amazon purchases.
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Make a
monetary donation

Your contribution is more than a donation.

 

It is a glimmer of hope that our neighbors will have access to the food, shelter, education, and support they need. Your generosity changes lives.  

 

Thank you for making a difference in our community.

Donate securely with PayPal or with credit or debit card by using the direct donation form.

Donate with PayPal

Would you like to donate offline?

 

We welcome your check payable to VOAWW to:

VOA Director of Development

PO Box 839

Everett, WA 98206-0839

 

Because of the tremendous support of community members like you in 2021:

A total of over

5,400,000

pounds of food was distributed, serving more than 565,000 individuals across Snohomish County

A total of

270

preschoolers are prepared to enter kindergarten this year

Community Resource Centers aided over

15,000

individuals in need of resources and guidance

Volunteers of America Western Washington is a designated tax exempt charity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. EIN 91-0577129

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Questions about donations or partnership opportunities?

Contact

Jessica Moore

Director of Development

425.212.5320

jmoore@voaww.org