WAYS TO DONATE
OUR NEED IS GREATER THAN EVER
This year has been like no other as we join the rest of the world in navigating uncertainty and adapting to the many changes which have occurred in the way we live due to COVID. Here at SOS there have been many unbudgeted expenses resulting in a critical need for funds to continue to provide quality programs and services so that our children can thrive. We need your help.
With the children participating in classes remotely, we have incurred increased costs in tutoring to ensure that they do not fall behind in reading and math. Food costs continue to rise as we no longer rely on school lunches
We depend on the caring and generosity of people like you to ensure that our children have all they need to thrive.
Make your monthly recurring gift, quarterly, annual, or one-time gift.
“All of us at SOS Children’s Villages Florida appreciates your support. This year has been especially challenging and it is reassuring to know you are here for us.” – Jillian Smath, CEO
A baby has pampers and formula for a week
8 children receive tutoring in reading and math
Feeds one home for a week
Delivers a meal for the entire Village
CELEBRATE SOMEONE SPECIAL
Celebrate a special person. Show that special someone your appreciation while making a difference for foster children living in our Village. Birthdays, holidays, and other life events worth celebrating are perfect reasons to make a gift in someone’s honor. Your special person will receive a card with a message notifying them that you have made a gift on their behalf.
MAKE A MEMORIAL DONATION
Your memorial donation is a fitting tribute to someone special. Your support helps SOS Children’s Villages Florida provide programs to ensure that our children thrive as they move on to life after foster care. Our most popular program is “Next Steps”, which offers a continuum of services once a young adult ages out of foster care at age 18. These services include support with the college application process, securing affordable housing, employment, and financial literacy.
You can take comfort in knowing that your loved one's memory will be honored by creating promising futures for our children. With your memorial donation, we will mail a card to the recipient and inform that person of your gift.
Corporate giving to SOS Children’s Villages Florida is a profound way for your company to have a lasting impact on the lives of foster children who have entered into our care due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Through your corporate philanthropic efforts, you can show your consumers and employees that you care about your community, and more importantly, that you care about helping provide children with a happy and safe childhood. Your support will allow SOS children live the life every child deserves.
Make a financial contribution
Employee giving through payroll contributions
Sponsor an event
Fund a program through a grant award
Donate needed products or host a donation drive
Gather a volunteer group
HOW YOUR COMPANY CAN GET INVOLVED
ANNUAL WORKPLACE GIVING CAMPAIGNS
An annual workplace giving campaign is an easy way for your company’s employees to get involved with SOS Children’s Villages work. Each campaign can be tailored to fit your company’s needs and philanthropic goals. We will help support you every step of the way by helping design a giving plan that fits your goals, including collateral materials, web content, and messaging for emails.
With matching gifts, your company can double (or even triple) the impact of your employees’ support and show that you care about the charitable causes important to your employees.
Your support changes lives every day. When planning a gift to SOS Children’s Villages – Florida in your long-term financial or estate plans, you will help ensure that we’ll be here to carry out our mission for many years to come. Here are some popular and easy ways you can give to SOS Children’s Villages that will leave a legacy and transform children’s lives for many years to come.
Be sure to use our correct legal name and address, and Federal Tax ID in your document: SOS Children’s Villages – Florida, 3681 NW 59th Place, Coconut Creek FL 33073 Federal ID # 65-0080301.
It’s more and more common for people to give stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Because of tax considerations, you can often give appreciated assets, and enjoy the tax deduction, rather than paying capital gains tax. Please let us know if you plan to give securities, so we can properly thank you. Please contact us for a stock donation form
Giving through Your Will or Trust
Your will can be a way to make thoughtful gifts, in addition to being one of the simplest methods to distribute your estate to loved ones and causes you care about. By remembering SOS Children’s Villages Florida in your will or your trust, you can continue to support our work beyond your lifetime.
Giving through Life Insurance
People often have life insurance policies they no longer need. Policies taken out to protect mortgages which have since been paid or educational plans that have been completed, for example, make excellent gifts. You can donate your policy to SOS Children’s Villages Florida, and make an extraordinary gift to continue to provide foster children with a loving home, education, and access to quality health care.
Giving through a Tax-Free IRA Rollover if you are over age 70½
In December 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover became permanent – allowing individuals over age 70½ to rollover, tax-free, up to $100,000 from their IRA to charity. You can donate directly from your IRA to SOS Children’s Villages Florida and reduce your tax bill.
Simply ask your IRA administrator to transfer a tax- free amount of your choice from your account to SOS Children’s Villages Florida using our Tax ID Number: 65-0080301. Your gift will count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). You can choose to allocate a portion or all of your RMD to support our mission (up to $100,000 per year).
Giving through retirement plans
You may find that you can make the largest gift of your life from “what’s left” in your retirement account or pension plan. This allows you to provide for your retirement first, and then name SOS Children’s Villages – Florida, Inc. as a beneficiary.