Other ways to help

Planned Giving

Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support, benefiting our community. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase. If you’re considering making Big Brothers Big Sisters part of your retirement plan, trust, bequest, or endowment, For more information, please contact Cynthia Thompson, 971-302-2148, or cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org

Stocks & Securities

You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in your community. As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities. If your equities are currently held at a bank or in a brokerage account, simply send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift’s intended purpose. We ask that you notify Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest of your instructions so that we can ensure proper credit of your gift. Securities can be sent electronically to either of our accounts using the following transmittal instructions:

Ameritrade

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Account Number: 875227225
Bank DTC Number: 0188

For more information, please contact Cynthia Thompson, at cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org or call 971-302-2148.

Cars for Kids’ Sake

Cars For Kids’ Sake is a unique way to help children in need by simply donating your old car, or other vehicle. Step 1: Click here, then select GO. You will be asked for your vehicle’s make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN#), and current mileage. Step 2: After you enter the donation information, you will need to print out the forms at the end of the donation wizard and send them to us with your vehicle’s title to the attention of the Finance Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, 1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213. Step 3: Your vehicle will then be sold at a dealers-only auction or to a licensed recycler. With all costs deducted, Big Brothers Big Sisters typically receives between 65 percent and 80 percent of the gross sale price. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Step 4: Go to IRS Publication 526 for instructions on reporting your donation as a tax deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match donations to charitable organizations for their employees, retirees and family members. Employer matching gifts can double or even triple your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours as a Big Brother, Sister or Couple. If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 93-1303640. You may mail your completed matching gift form to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Attn: Development Department
1827 NE 44th Avenue Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97213

Your personal gift and matched contribution will be credited to the program or event location that you designate. If you have questions about matching gifts please contact cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org

Shopping

Amazon Smile and BBBS will receive .5% of your purchase. Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards community rewards and BBBS will receive a donation based on your purchases.

Other ways to help

Planned Giving

Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support, benefiting our community. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase. If you’re considering making Big Brothers Big Sisters part of your retirement plan, trust, bequest, or endowment, For more information, please contact Cynthia Thompson, 971-302-2148, or cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org

Stocks & Securities

You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in your community. As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities. If your equities are currently held at a bank or in a brokerage account, simply send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift’s intended purpose. We ask that you notify Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest of your instructions so that we can ensure proper credit of your gift. Securities can be sent electronically to either of our accounts using the following transmittal instructions:

Ameritrade

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Account Number: 875227225
Bank DTC Number: 0188

For more information, please contact Cynthia Thompson, at cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org or call 971-302-2148.

Cars for Kids’ Sake

Cars For Kids’ Sake is a unique way to help children in need by simply donating your old car, or other vehicle. Step 1: Click here, then select GO. You will be asked for your vehicle’s make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN#), and current mileage. Step 2: After you enter the donation information, you will need to print out the forms at the end of the donation wizard and send them to us with your vehicle’s title to the attention of the Finance Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, 1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213. Step 3: Your vehicle will then be sold at a dealers-only auction or to a licensed recycler. With all costs deducted, Big Brothers Big Sisters typically receives between 65 percent and 80 percent of the gross sale price. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Step 4: Go to IRS Publication 526 for instructions on reporting your donation as a tax deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match donations to charitable organizations for their employees, retirees and family members. Employer matching gifts can double or even triple your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours as a Big Brother, Sister or Couple. If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 93-1303640. You may mail your completed matching gift form to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Attn: Development Department
1827 NE 44th Avenue Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97213

Your personal gift and matched contribution will be credited to the program or event location that you designate. If you have questions about matching gifts please contact cynthia.thompson@bbbsnorthwest.org

Shopping

Amazon Smile and BBBS will receive .5% of your purchase. Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards community rewards and BBBS will receive a donation based on your purchases.

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1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite #100, Portland, OR 97213

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