WAYS to DONATE
You may donate annually, monthly or on whatever schedule fits in with your charitable giving program. You may also donate in memory of someone who has died or in honor of someone special. We will send a letter of acknowledgment to the family of the person you honored without mention of the amount.
REASONS to DONATE
We need your help to serve the majority of our clients who cannot afford to pay the full cost of their meals. Your support will truly make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
Every $6.00 that you donate provides a nutritious meal, friendly visit and well being check for a homebound neighbor in need.
Just think, for one homebound senior,
• $30 provides a week of hot meals
• $120 provides one month of hot meals
• $360 provides 3 months of hot meals
• $720 provides 6 months of hot meals
FAQ for DONORS
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Meals on Wheels of NEPA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, making your donation 100 percent tax-deductible. You’ll receive a receipt when you complete your donation, which you should save for tax purposes.
What is your tax ID number?
Our tax ID number is: 23-1856098
Keeping your information safe and secure is extremely important to us. When you donate to Meals on Wheels of NEPA, you can be sure that your transaction is secure, and that your information will not be shared with other parties.
Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. When you submit an online donation, you’ll receive a receipt at the email address you provide. If you choose to donate via phone or regular mail, your donation will be acknowledged with a receipt/ letter. If you become a sustaining donor, you’ll receive a monthly receipt for your recurring donation.
PLANNED GIVING / BEQUESTS
You have the choice of determining how your assets will be used well into the future.
You can name Meals on Wheels of NEPA as a beneficiary of your will. Bequests can be written a number of ways. The best way to determine the appropriate bequest for your estate is to work with your attorney, tax adviser or accountant. We can work with you and your advisers to set up bequests that are in your best interests and also support our work.
Meals on Wheels of NEPA can also be named as a beneficiary of your life insurance or pension plan. There may be significant tax benefits related to these gifts. Once again, it is important for you to work with your financial and legal advisers to determine the best way to do this for your individual situation.
We hope that you will let us know that you have included Meals on Wheels of NEPA in your will or as a beneficiary of your insurance or pension plan. We would want you to know how much we appreciate your kind gesture through private or public acknowledgement. However, we will also keep your gift in the strictest confidence if that is what you wish.