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September 16, 2014

Non-Cash Gifts: Cars, Stocks and Many More Ways to Give

Donate your vehicle, give through an employer match program, and more

The Humane Society of the United States

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Sally Ryan

Wallet a little thin these days? You can still help animals. In addition to major and planned gifts and cash donations, there are a variety of matching and non-cash gift options for people interested in celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.

Matching Gifts

Make your donation to The Humane Society of the United States work twice as hard: Check to see whether your company will match your charitable donation to us!

  • Find out whether your company has a qualifying program. 

  • If your company has a qualifying program, request a matching gift form from your employer or access the form through their website. Then make your donation online or send us a check through the mail.

  • Then send your completed and signed form, along with your check or a copy of your online donation receipt, to HSUS, Dept: Matching Gifts, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037. We'll take care of the rest.

Vehicle Donation

Our vehicle donation program lets you turn your used car, van, truck, RV, motorcycle, boat or even airplane into a charitable contribution to The HSUS.  Proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles pump much-needed dollars into our programs. Donate your used vehicle today.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

If you are a senior citizen or retiree, you can transfer real estate or marketable securities (such as stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares) as well as cash to The HSUS, and in exchange, The HSUS will pay you a guaranteed fixed income for life. What's more, you will receive a tax deduction. Learn more about establishing a charitable gift annuity.

Insurance Gifts

There are several ways to turn insurance policies into charitable instruments: You can take a life insurance policy out on yourself that is owned by The HSUS; you can name The HSUS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity for death proceeds; or you can transfer ownership of an existing policy to The HSUS, which is ideal for a life insurance policy that contains a benefit you no longer want or need. Get details on insurance gifts.

Stock Gifts

Stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares and other securities offer alternative ways to give that can benefit both you and The HSUS. When donating assets that have appreciated in value, you can avoid capital gains taxes.  In some cases, The HSUS also accepts donations of non-liquid assets such as real estate, art, jewelry, and valuable collections. Learn more about securities donations.

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