GIVING TO UMAR
UMAR works diligently to provide the best services to those in our residential, day, or vocational programs – and your support makes that possible. Donations to UMAR are increasingly more critical as state and federal funding cuts diminish the amount allocated for services provided to meet the needs of our participants. Your charitable contribution to UMAR allows us to continue to provide the high-level of services our participants have come to expect from UMAR.
A gift to UMAR translates into services provided for medicinal administration, managed home services, personal arts counseling, and assistance with needed vocational resources. Donations also help supply food, toiletries, transportation, and other necessities to help us provide a quality life for those who are so deserving.
Your contributions are handled with the highest levels of integrity and accountability and are always used for their intended purposes. Smiles will be added to artist’s faces, an increasingly better quality of life will be afforded for those in our homes, and the quality of resources for those seeking employment will thrive.
Types of Gifts:
Gifts of Cash
Please send all mailed gifts of cash to:
5350 77 Center Drive, Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217
Online Gifts of Cash
Here are some wish list items that would help UMAR:
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Ziploc bags (any size)
• Canned goods
• Plastic cutlery
• Individually wrapped snacks
• Laundry detergent
• Art supplies
• Cleaning supplies
Gifts which are designated to a specific individual(s) are not considered tax-deductible by the IRS.
To inquire about making an in-kind donation, or to arrange a pickup, please call 704.659.7643.
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
As a donor, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for your contribution based on the current value of the asset.
To make a gift of stock to UMAR, please contact our broker using the following information:
5200 Center Drive, Suite 330 Charlotte, NC 28217
Account #: 5RD15267
DTC #: 0701
UMAR’s contact at Cetera is:
Fanci A. Worthington, CFP®, AIF®
Vice President and Branch Manager
Tel: 704-717-8900 X 136
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Insurance
This can also be used to provide tremendous resources for UMAR while protecting the amount of assets distributed to your family. Many individuals have large estates to be distributed among their heirs. By making UMAR the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, the estate is never touched, allowing family to receive the highest benefit while providing UMAR a generous donation.
Additional benefits include:
Income tax deduction
- If a policy matures in your lifetime, UMAR may surrender the policy for a cash payment allowing you to see first-hand your money at work.
- If UMAR retains the policy to maturity, you could receive additional taxable deductions by making annual gifts to offset to premium payments that UMAR will begin to make.
- If we retain the policy to maturity, or you name us as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization so that we can use the proceeds of your gift to further our charitable work.
How to make a gift of life insurance
To make a life insurance gift, contact your life insurance provider and request a change be made to your designated beneficiaries through their beneficiary designation form. Simply include UMAR as the beneficiary of your policy. It is that simple to make a huge impact.
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