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EMPOWERING POSSIBILITIES

WHY GIVE

You are EMPOWERING POSSIBILITIES.  And it doesn’t get better than that! Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, for over 50 years, St. John of God Community Services has continued to provide educational excellence and comprehensive services and programs to preschoolers, students and adult clients of all ages, with an emphasis on compassion and dignity. We provide the vital services needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live meaningful and productive lives, while arranging for any necessary support for their families.  Please give the gift of education and empowering possibilities today. We would not be able to achieve our mission goals without you! 

WAYS TO GIVE

Thank you for supporting excellence in education and the vital services required for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. At St. John of God Community Services, the ability to respond quickly to the educational and service needs of our preschoolers, students, adult clients and their families is extremely important. Unrestricted funds allow us to allocate our resources most effectively where the needs are greatest. And your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Please contact us at 856.845.7030 or email DevCtr@sjogcs.org with any questions.

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BY MAIL

Send a check to:

St. John of God Community Services

Attn: Development Office

1145 Delsea Drive

Westville, NJ 08093 

 

MEMORIAL GIFTS AND HONORARIUMS

Memorial gifts are caring and sensitive ways of recognizing and remembering loved ones.

Honorariums are meaningful ways to celebrate life’s notable occasions—births, weddings, graduations, birthdays or anniversaries.

A gift to St. John of God Community Services in memory or honor of a cherished family member or friend will be acknowledged promptly. Memorial gifts or honorariums may be made online or by check.

GIFTS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Contributions of products or services can fulfill a variety of needs, especially in relation to capital projects or special events. Please contact our Development Office at DevCtr@sjogcs.org or 856.845.7030 regarding in-kind donations.

WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS

As a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, St. John of God Community Services is eligible to receive a designated gift made through your employer’s United Way Donor Choice Program. If your employer does not participate in United Way, it may have its own workplace giving program. Check with your human resources department for additional information.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers, or former employers if you are a retiree, will match your charitable contribution. This often doubles or even triples your initial gift! Obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department, fill out the employee portion and enclose it with your contribution to St. John of God Community Services. We will complete the form and send it to your employer.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

Stocks and publicly traded securities can be assigned directly to St. John of God Community Services or they may be transferred through your broker. By gifting low basis, highly appreciated stock, you will pay no capital gains tax and will be eligible to deduct the full fair market value subject to certain adjusted gross income limitations. Contact the development office for further details 856.845.7030.

QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DONATION (QCD) / REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION (RMD) GIFTS

One of the most efficient ways to give is available to those ages 70½ and older, and the changes should cause many to gravitate toward what for several years has been one of the smartest ways to give. A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare. Contact the development office for further details 856.845.7030.

EASY WAYS TO GIVE

St. John of God Community Services is eligible to receive contributions via the following. All of these require no additional expenditures on your part.

  • GoodSearch — use as a search engine while earning money for the school
  • BoxTops for Education — Earn donations for the school by clipping Box Tops on registered products.
  • AmazonSmile— You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization.