Ways to Donate and Help
Click the logo to be taken to our dedicated Donate For Charity page for vehicle donations.
You can help our charity with your vehicle donation. Running or not, we can pick up in all 50 states!
Most title and estate issues can be easily resolved.
We can accept cars, running or not, boats, rv’s, motorcycles, planes, atv’s, and snow mobiles.
By donating your vehicle to Pathways for Change:
- Help us maintain and expand our important work.
- You can give back to our Agency to help future Survivors for years to come
- Avoid the possibility of receiving a low trade-in value from a dealer, or the anxiety and hassle of selling to a private party.
If you decide to donate your vehicle:
- It will be picked up free of charge
- It will be sold at auction or older vehicles can be sold for parts
- Proceeds will go to Pathways for Change
- You will receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction
Our vehicle donation program is made possible through our partnership with Donate For Charity. When you are ready to donate your vehicle, you may call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or donate on-line at their website: www.donateforcharity.com and select Pathways for Change.
Path to Donate/Donate Items
Office or Household
Whether it’s Arts & Crafts supplies for Teens to use in Group or Household and/or Office Supplies, your donation of new or gently used supplies helps to reduce our need to purchase supplies.
Whether it’s Books, CDs, Video Games, Dvds, etc. we can turn your donation of new or gently used media items into cash to help fund our services. While we are extremely grateful for you donations, in order for media items to be of value to us they must adhere to the following:
Titles must be in good shape; we cannot accept chipped, cracked, or stained titles, or titles that skip (this applies to both sides of the title where applicable).
We can only accept items that arrive in clean, un-cracked jewel cases or title boxes.
The cover art, liner notes and instructions must be included, and be in clean condition. All cover art, liner notes, booklets, instructions, tray linings, etc. that came with the original product must be included.
Only original titles will be accepted; we cannot accept copies.
For further information, please contact Pathways at (508) 852-7600
Path to Donate/Bequests
Planned giving, once called deferred giving, refers to any charitable gift that requires more thought and planning to execute than the average donation. Bequests have traditionally been thought of as the gift that an individual makes near the end of their lifetime, but many people choose not to wait until then to make those arrangements. A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes.
By leaving a bequest to Pathways in your Will, you become a partner in our life changing work, leaving a lasting legacy for the future that will make a real and enduring contribution that will impact on the future of Survivors of Sexual Violence throughout Central Massachusetts
You can bequeath:
- A percentage of an estate;
- A specified sum of money;
- A specified asset such as real estate, stocks and shares, insurance policies, personal effects; or
- The residue of an estate, after specific provisions for other beneficiaries (e.g. family and friends) have been mentioned.
You may wish to discuss with us the type of gift you intend to leave Pathways to ensure that we are able to apply it appropriately to our work. We also advise you to seek the advice of an Attorney so that you can be sure your wishes are represented accurately in your Will.
For further information, please contact Pathways at (508) 852-7600 or email your interest at: Finance@PathwaysForChange.Help
What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
Applications may be completed online at: https://www.fidelitycharitable.org;
https://www.schwabcharitable.org; or any other sponsoring organization with which you are comfortable.
How does it work?
- Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a
public charity that sponsors a DAF program
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice
What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
Tax-efficiency – Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
Family legacy – A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
No start-up costs – There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more). **
No transaction fees – Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice. **
Privacy if desired – Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
** Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by sponsoring organization.
How it works (Detail):
1) An individual or entity makes an irrevocable contribution to a sponsoring charitable organization to establish a donor-advised fund. This person becomes a donor-advisor.
2) The sponsoring organization allocates the charitable contribution to the particular
Donor-advisor’s DAF. The donor-advisor has the opportunity to name the DAF (e.g. The Mary Smith Fund).
3) The donor-advisor retains advisory privileges over the investment allocation for the DAF. Since the assets in the DAF belong to the sponsoring organization, any investment growth is tax free. The investment options available vary by sponsoring organization.
4) The donor-advisor has advisory privileges over the disbursements made from the DAF. The disbursements are recommended by the donor-advisor, but must meet the grant making criteria of the sponsoring organization. Typically, disbursements may only be recommended to IRS-qualified public charities exclusively for charitable purposes. Additionally, the donor may not receive any more than incidental benefits as a result of the disbursement.
5) Once the sponsoring organization approves the recommended disbursement, the grant is made to the qualified charitable organization.
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