Do you relish the year-end giving season? Is charitable giving part of how you celebrate, a way to bring your family together around what you value?
Or, is supporting your favorite charities yet one more thing to get done before the year is over?
However you feel—and perhaps both sentiments resonate with you!—there are giving tools to make supporting Food For Free faster, easier, and more enjoyable:
The old standby: Donate by mail
If you’d like to give by mail, you can mail your check to Food For Free, 11 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
If you’re on our postal mailing list, you can expect a letter from us this week with a return envelope to make donating even easier!
The Five-Minute Option: Donate online
Scheduled donations: as easy as it gets!
An increasing number of our supporters have chosen to spread their giving throughout the year. It can be easier on the budget, and it’s so, so easy to set up!
Click to schedule a monthly or quarterly contribution, and simply select the frequency you prefer.
For investors: Donate securities
If you have appreciated stocks or mutual funds you have held for over a year, donating them can allow you to avoid capital gains tax on these securities.
At work: Payroll deductions and Employer Matches
Harvard, MIT, and many other employers will let you deduct donations right from your paycheck. You can typically choose whether to release your name and contact information to the charity or to keep it private.
Many larger companies have matching gift programs, including Amgen, Liberty Mutual, Google, and Microsoft. Your employer may have one, too! Ask your HR department if you’re not sure.
Thinking Ahead: Planned Giving
By naming Food For Free as a beneficiary in your will or on your insurance policy, you can ensure that access to healthy foods will continue for generations to come.