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Thank you for helping us to maintain excellence in our programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities! Your support is very much appreciated.

Charles River Center is a 501c3 organization EIN # 04-2393108

If you have any questions concerning your donation, please contact Hilary Ryan, Vice President of Development, at 781-972-1030 or hryan@charlesrivercenter.org.

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Check made payable to:

Charles River Center
59 E. Militia Heights Drive
Needham, MA 02492

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain liquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program. For more information on DAF giving: https://www.dafdirect.org/what-is-a-daf/index.htm

Call or email Hilary Ryan notifying us of your intention to make a transfer, the stock being transferred and the number of shares being transferred.

Provide your broker with the following information regarding Charles River Center Gift Account at Vanguard

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Gift Account Number:

Tax Identification Number: 04-2393108

With many planned gifts, you may receive substantial estate and income tax benefits, and in some cases, lifetime annual income. Most importantly, a planned gift may enable you to make a larger gift than would otherwise be possible.

  • BequestA bequest is a gift made to charity in your will or trust. A significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the assets/property you may leave to charity during your life. Your gift can be for a specific amount, a percentage, or some portion of the remainder (after family, relatives and friends have received their designated share).

    Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Charles River Center in your estate plan. Please use our permanent mailing address and tax ID number in your will:

    Charles River Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. DBA: Charles River Center
    59 E. Militia Heights Drive
    Needham, MA 02492
    EIN #04-2393108

  • Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRAQualified charitable distributions allow people 70 ½ and older to give up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity each year. Charitable distributions from an IRA are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction since they are exempt from income tax. The tax-free transfer lets you benefit from making a gift to Charles River Center, even without itemizing.

    You should note that the gift from your IRA must be made directly by the custodian of your IRA, not you. Call the financial institution that holds your IRA and ask about its charitable rollover procedures. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm how you would benefit from this opportunity.

The Charles River Center often has a long wish list of items we need to maintain the quality of our programs. Please let us know if you would like to contribute toward a certain purchase, or if you have an item, you think would benefit the Charles River Center.

  • Car Donation: Your car donation supports The Arc’s effort to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full participation in the community and are granted the same respect, equality, and security as every member of society. https://thearc.org/get-involved/ways-give/donate-car/

Double your impact! Please check with your employer to see if your company has a charitable contribution matching gifts program. If so, your gift may be increased or even doubled simply by filling out a simple form.

Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA

Qualified charitable distributions allow people 70 ½ and older to give up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity each year. Charitable distributions from an IRA are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction since they are exempt from income tax. The tax-free transfer lets you benefit from making a gift to Charles River Center, even without itemizing.

You should note that the gift from your IRA must be made directly by the custodian of your IRA, not you. Call the financial institution that holds your IRA and ask about its charitable rollover procedures. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm how you would benefit from this opportunity.

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(on eligible items) back to the Charles River Center! To sign up for AmazonSmile, https://smile.amazon.com/

  • Phil Robey Community Fund: A gift to this fund, created in 2018, provides financial support to adult participants at Charles River to engage in enrichment activities that they could otherwise not afford. The priority is to award grants so individuals can learn new skills, stay active, and enjoy new experiences.
  • Employee Assistance Fund: This Program is designed to provide limited financial assistance to eligible employees who are experiencing economic hardship due to certain emergency situations. All regular full-time employees are eligible to apply for financial assistance after the completion of one year of active employment. The employee must be in good standing with the organization. Subject to the availability of funds, employee emergency assistance will be provided to eligible employees in the event of a personal financial crisis. Eligible employees may request assistance up to a maximum of $500.00 per fiscal year.