Ways of Giving to HOPe
Your gift to HOPe will allow us to continue to provide our special care to those with significant challenges who provide round-the-clock care for children. We ask you to continue to support our good works in a way that is most convenient for you. Here are the many ways that you may help us meet our mission.
Personal Check, Credit Card or Cash
We gladly accept contributions made by check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You may make your gift online via a secure service below or send your gift through the mail using the address below. Donations of cash allow the donor to receive full tax benefits to the extent of the law.
While many donors choose to make one-time donations, others find that setting up a recurring giving plan better suits their needs and their desire to provide a reliable and low-cost source of income for HOPe. Recurring contributions can be scheduled monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually, and may continue indefinitely or until a specified pledge is fulfilled. Consider joining our recurring gift program and become a “Champion of HOPe.”
Gifts of Securities
Donations of long-term appreciated securities either publicly traded or from a private company, may offer you significant tax advantages. Your financial advisor will guide you to determine if a gift of stock is the right option for you. If you choose to transfer stock to HOPe, please have your advisor let us know of your intended gift.
Double or even triple the value of your gift! Check with your or your spouse’s human resources department to see if they match employees’ charitable contributions and whether retirees are eligible for this benefit. If so, they’ll provide you with the necessary forms.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Gifts in memory or honor of a loved one or friend are a wonderful way to pay tribute to the special people in your life. We will send a special note to notify honorees’ families or friends of your thoughtful gift.
HOPe accepts donations of new toys, household items, tickets/passes, gift certificates, school supplies, etc. We greatly appreciate offers for services; such as, painting, cleaning, decorating, plumbing, etc. You name it, the families we serve will benefit from your talent.
Remember Us in Your Will
Provide a lasting legacy for HOPe by including us in your estate plans. We will work with you and your financial advisor to create a bequest intention that supports the work we do, in the spirit in which you intend. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our Legacy Society, our special group of friends who have remembered us in their will or other estate plans.
Other Planned Gift Vehicles
Planned giving includes many different strategies to help individuals provide for HOPe’s future while meeting their own financial, tax and personal objectives. The simplest strategy is a bequest. However, gifts of real estate, life insurance, and IRA’s, as well as Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and other planned gift vehicles can help donors achieve their estate planning objectives while making a gift.
Establish a HOPe Endowment Fund
An Endowment Fund at HOPe will ensure support for today while providing our mission for all those who need us far into the future. All endowed gifts will be invested and managed by HOPe in perpetuity. We will spend a portion of the investment earnings while preserving the original gifts as principal. In doing so, we ensure that we will have a source of funds that continue to grow with the addition of new gifts. In this way, endowed gifts have far greater earning power—a one-time gift lasts forever and helps us provide for future generations. Help us secure our future by helping us start the HOPe endowment fund today.
Other Ways To Donate
Opportunities to donate exist with employer sponsored giving and even while you shop. It's an easy and convenient way to contribute to House of Possibilities year round.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support HOPe every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. Simply sign in to Amazon using smile.amazon.com and type in House of Possibilities as your charitable organization.
Rite Aid KidCents
By participating in KidCents, wellness+ with Plenti members can round up every purchase to the nearest dollar, giving our kids and families a chance for better lives and brighter futures. Sign up to round up your change and allocate to the House of Possibilities.
Many employers offer giving campaigns through United Way through payroll or paper pledging. Simply list “House of Possibilities, N. Easton, MA” on paper form or online Agency Designation “Yawkey House of Possibilities” agency code 61630.
Donors may choose to restrict a gift and designate support to address a specific need or interest, or where they are most needed and respond to opportunities and necessities, or directed to the HOPe endowment where they allow us to continue our mission in perpetuity.
For questions, comments, or to make a gift, please contact us at:
Paula Kavolius, Founder