Here are a few simple ways to give back on #GivingTuesday to support the life-saving work of Shared Hope International.
Knock out that Christmas shopping AND donate to Shared Hope! When you start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, you get the same prices as the regular Amazon.com, and Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to Shared Hope! Simply go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, enter “Shared Hope International” as the charitable organization you want to support, and shop as you normally would! We’ll get a check at the end of the quarter that includes the contribution from your purchase.
- Double your Gift
A generous supporter offered to donate $150,000 to Shared Hope if we can match their contribution before December 31. Please give today at www.sharedhope.org/donate to double your gift and help support prevention, restoration and justice solutions for victims of trafficking in 2015.
- Become a Path to Freedom Sponsor
The Path to Freedom is a campaign to support restorative aftercare for victims of sex trafficking in the United States. With any donation of $250 or more, a stone with your name inscribed will be placed in the stone pathway at one of our U.S. shelter partners. Each stone will serve as a very real and tangible reminder to the women who walk the path of the many individuals who support them in their journey toward freedom. Sponsor a stone now.
- Donate through the Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign allows Federal civilian, postal and military donors to pledge a financial contribution to support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits. The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign that helps to raise millions of dollars each year.To contribute to Shared Hope International through your organization’s CFC, submit this number: #60601 to your human resources or payroll department. The minimum monthly contribution is $1.00.
- Donate Stock or Estate Funds
If you have appreciated stock or property, you can greatly benefit from wise tax planning and giving by December 31, 2014, through a couple of different options:
- A cash gift, dated and postmarked by December 31, 2014.
- Gifts of appreciated stock or property. An asset that you’ve had for over a year, which has increased in value, can be donated to Shared Hope, and you may avoid capital gains tax. You also get the applicable charitable deduction for this year’s taxes.
For help in planning your special gift, please contact David Austen, CPA, Treasurer of Shared Hope International, at 1-866-HER-LIFE (1-866-437-5433) or email DavidAustenCPA@sharedhope.org