WAYS TO DONATE
If you are blessed with the comforts of life and feel a need to help others who are less fortunate, a gift to the Seneca County House of Concern will help put food on the table and meet basic needs of those that are going through difficult times. Thanks to the generosity of this community we have the ability to assist an average of 450 families a month. There are several different ways you can give to the Seneca County House of Concern, and we appreciate all of them.
HOW TO DONATE:
ONLINE – BY MAIL OR DROP OFF: A simple unrestricted (area of greatest need) gift to the Seneca County House of Concern is applied immediately to priorities. In 2016 those pressing needs included a new roof, boiler, refrigeration equipment and building repairs. When funds become available we need to upgrade our technology. Every investment in our ability to effectively deliver services has a direct impact on the individuals and families that seek help. Making your contribution online provides us with that flexible income for immediate needs and to purchase food for our food pantry. Simply click on the donate button and your gift can be made via cash, check, or credit card by using PayPal. Bring your contribution directly to our office or mail it: Seneca County House of Concern, 35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
FACEBOOK: Create a fund raiser on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/senecacountyhouseofconcern
FOOD DRIVE : Have your organization or church collect food or monetary donations.
Donate household items and shop in our Thrift Store. When you shop in our store you are not taking away from our clients, you are providing funding for us to continue our mission. Check out our HOC Thrift Store section for more information.
Attend our events and participate in our raffles. Check out our Events section for upcoming events.
MEMORIAL FUND: If you are looking for a way to honor a loved one who has passed on, make a memorial contribution in that person’s name to the Seneca County House of Concern.
YOUR WILL: You also may want to remember the Seneca County House of Concern in your will.
YEAR END TAX STRATEGIES.
With the standard deduction now almost doubled to $12,000 for single and $24,000 for couples filing jointly, taxpayers face the decision of whether to itemize or take the standard deduction. Creative gift strategies can help with year-end planning.
- MAKE NEXT YEAR’S GIFT NOW AND SAVE ON TAXES.
If you want to itemize deductions for 2018 and are within striking distance of exceeding the standard deduction, consider doubling up on your planned charitable giving this year and skipping your usual giving for 2019.
- MAKE A CONTRIBUTION FROM YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN. Are you aged 70 ½ and taking the mandatory distribution? Does your 401 (k), IRA have assets greater than you will need in retirement? If the answer is ‘yes’ Then you can make a tax-free direct contribution to the Seneca County House of concern. Contact your account manager for details.
- GIVE STOCK AND SAVE ON CAPITAL-GAINS TAXES Use long-term appreciated capital-gain assets to fund charitable gifts even if you are not going to itemize. That is because you avoid paying the tax on the capital gains. Contact your stock broker for details.