Donate today and join as a proud supporter of AGAPE of NC.
You can also offer your gift today on-line or by check.
Checks may be sent to:
AGAPE of NC
P.O. Box 985 Wake Forest NC 27588-0985
(Please do not send cash through the mail)
Change for Life is an annual giving campaign, with a twist! In October through December, we will challenge you to collect all of your spare change. During this time, we also urge you to pray over your ability to give an annual donation to AGAPE of NC. In December and/or January, each congregation will come together and collect the change everyone has been saving, as well as your annual gift that will support the mission of AGAPE of NC.
Your annual gift will be collected through your congregation just as it has in the past. The only change is that we also want to collect your change! Our goal is to get everyone involved in the mission of AGAPE of NC. Everyone can find some spare change to give!
We challenge everyone to get creative in their giving. Kids can challenge their parents to match the amount of change they have collected. Congregations can challenge each other to see who can raise the most funds. The possibilities are endless! We would love to see what sort of challenges you are taking on through our Facebook Page by using the #Change4Life.
Our annual giving funds support the placement of foster and adoptive children across the state, the ongoing care and training of our foster and adoptive families, and our efforts to raise awareness of the services AGAPE of NC provides to children and families in North Carolina.
AGAPE of NC is a 501-c3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible. You can find more information about giving to AGAPE of NC on our website at agapeofnc.org/donate. If you have questions about your gift, please call 919.673.7816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE THROUGH YOUR GIFT!
Please consult your attorney or other financial adviser to review the deductibility of any gifts or other planned giving ideas. For more information, please contact:
AGAPE of NC Inc.
GIVING THROUGH LIFE INSURANCE
Life Insurance offers a simple and private way for you to contribute toward the mission of AGAPE of NC. It can be as simple as naming AGAPE of NC as a beneficiary to your policy. In order to have available a charitable deduction, the ownership of the policy would have to be changed to AGAPE of NC Inc. Annual contributions that can cover the cost of the policy may qualify as a charitable deduction.
Planned Giving can create opportunities for increased income and added tax savings. These benefits can be applied toward purchasing life insurance intended to help replace a gift for your heirs. With proper estate planning, the life insurance can be separated from your estate.
GIVING THROUGH REAL ESTATE
Great opportunities exist through gifts of real estate that benefit you and help the children that are served by AGAPE of NC. A gift could include a personal residence, vacation home, farm or other property, which has appreciated in value. If held for more than one year, current market value may be used to help maximize your tax benefits. Each potential gift of real estate is reviewed by AGAPE of NC to make sure that both parties have addressed questions concerning liability and marketability issues.
Your appraiser would establish the market value of your gift (IRS form 8283 must be signed by AGAPE of NC and your appraiser). A gift of real estate can also help increase your income through the use of a Charitable Remainder Trust. Due to unique circumstances that may be associated with the real estate gift, AGAPE of NC asks that you contact us prior to the finalization of any plans.
GIVING THROUGH RETIREMENT PLANS
An individual retirement account can be a great way to provide for your future and assuring that a future exists for the children of AGAPE of NC. Your retirement account (IRA) may expose your individual heirs to an unnecessary federal income tax liability. Instead of a charitable bequest, consider making these distributions through your IRA. This will preserve more of your estate for family and friends.
GIVING THROUGH WILLS
Remember AGAPE of NC in your will. Since 1982, AGAPE of NC has opened its doors to thousands of children and families in need – from abused, neglected, and abandoned children, to confused young men and women who simply need direction in their lives.
Through the generosity of others, AGAPE of NC has been able to provide these children with safety, education, peace, spiritual guidance and hope for a better future. AGAPE of NC’s supporters care deeply about the special needs of the children of North Carolina.
Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match gifts to non-profit institutions such as AGAPE of NC. Also, matching gifts are a great way to increase support of AGAPE of NC without additional out-of-pocket expense.
Matching gifts are a very important source of support for AGAPE of NC! You can double or even triple the value of your donation and enhance your total for gift club membership, by simply notifying your employer of your gift to AGAPE of NC. You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse's employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse's employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program.
If you have owned a stock for more than 12 months and it has appreciated in value during that time, you would incur a capital gains tax by selling it. However, if you give that stock to AGAPE of NC as a gift, you avoid the capital gains tax and can also claim an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift up to an amount equal to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any unused deduction may be carried forward for up to five years.
You are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities. This value is based on the average of the high and low price on the date of transfer. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from AGAPE of NC for the value of your gift.
UNITED WAY DONATIONS
AGAPE of NC is proud to work with the United Way Chapters throughout the North Carolina and surrounding areas.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Bookmark this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1760036 to support AGAPE of NC every time you shop!
When setting up your AmazonSmile account – or changing your chosen charity for an existing account -- simply search for “AGAPE of NC” and select “AGAPE of NC / Association for Guidance Aid Placement and Empathy of NC Inc.” (You may know us only as “AGAPE of NC” but the AmazonSmile listing also tells you our full name and what our organization stands for!) Another indicator that you’ve got the right charity -- the AmazonSmile listing reflects our “Wake Forest, NC” mailing address.
Thank you for choosing to support us!
In addition, you can donate items to AGAPE by purchasing from our Charity Shopping List on AmazonSmile & the items will be shipped directly to us! The Charity Shopping List that’s currently up on the AmazonSmile site for AGAPE of NC includes goods needed to support our Young Adult Foster Homes. (You may have to be signed into your own AmazonSmile accounts, and have chosen AGAPE of NC as the charity you will support, before you can actually see the shopping list)
Never again miss an opportunity to raise money for your favorite charity!
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AGAPE of NC recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our sites for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. In the event that a gift to AGAPE of NC is made in error, refunds can be issued by contacting AGAPE of NC Inc. @ 919-673-7816.