From planned giving to selecting LifeLine as your charity on AmazonSmile, there are many ways to show your support for the animals who need it most.
A charitable bequest is a gift made to a charity pursuant to your Will or Revocable Trust upon your death. You may update your Will or Revocable Trust at any time to include a charitable bequest. In the event circumstances change and you no longer desire to make the gift upon your death, you maintain the ability to change the provision in your Will or Revocable Trust at any time while you are living and have capacity to make financial decisions.
The charitable bequests we receive from our donors allow us to continue our mission of supporting Atlanta’s animals. There are a few common ways that donors bequest gifts to LifeLine Animal Project: donating a percentage of your estate, donating a specific dollar amount, or donating the remainder of your estate after other commitments have been met. Here is sample language you may consider adding to your estate planning documents to reflect this strategy:
Suggested bequest language:
“I give, devise or bequeath (insert $ amount, % of estate, or all of my residual estate) to LifeLine Animal Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its headquarters located at 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340, to be used for its general purposes.”
Legal name: LifeLine Animal Project
Legal address: 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
Federal tax ID number: 01-0599278
There are online resources available for you to create your own legal will, some of which are free.
If you have any questions about making a bequest to LifeLine Animal Project, please contact Chief Development Officer, Jennifer Eddy, at 571-643-8790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designating a charity as the beneficiary of part or all of a retirement account can be a tax efficient element of an estate plan. Distributions from retirement accounts to your heirs will be treated as taxable ordinary income to the recipients. If you are charitably inclined, naming a charity as the recipient of your retirement assets upon your death can free up more tax efficient assets for your individual heirs. In addition, your estate will receive a tax deduction for the charitable contribution to offset estate taxes.
If you would like to name LifeLine Animal Project as a beneficiary of your retirement assets, simply fill out a designated beneficiary form through your employer or plan administrator. Keep in mind that some states require spousal consent to changes in beneficiary designations, and you should always inform your financial and legal advisors of any changes made to these designations.
Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can be a great option to lower your income taxes while doing good for others. When you take a distribution from your IRA, it usually counts as income for tax purposes. A QCD, also called IRA Charitable Rollovers, is an exception.
If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can reduce your adjusted gross income by making a QCD of up to $100,000 each year from your IRA to 501(c)(3) organizations, without the distribution being treated as taxable income to you.
Go to the IRS website for additional useful information on QCDs.
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a giving account established at a public charity (the “sponsoring organization”) that allows donors to make charitable contributions to the giving account and then recommend grants to public charities from the account over time. If you have a DAF account, you can recommend grants to LifeLine Animal Project. Depending on where you hold your DAF, your options for making recommendations will vary. Speak with your financial advisor or brokerage firm about the best way to do this.
Please keep in mind that we may not be made aware of your contribution via the DAF so please contact us at email@example.com to notify us of your gift so we can thank you for your generosity and ensure you receive a proper acknowledgement.
By gifting appreciated stocks or other marketable securities that you have held for more than one year directly to a public charity (instead of cash), you can maximize the impact of your gift. If you sell the appreciated securities and donate the cash generated by the sale to charity, you will be subject to capital gains tax on the gain realized by the sale. But if you donate the securities directly to the charity, you will pass the unrealized capital gains to the charity (which will not be subject to capital gains tax when it sells the securities) and still be eligible to receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the donated securities (subject to AGI limitations).
If you would like to support our work by donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds, and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value and no capital gains tax subject to IRS deductible limitations, follow these steps:
Step 1: Provide your broker or advisor with the following transfer information:
- Deliver to DTCC Clearing #0226
- Account number: G1F 167368
- Account name: LifeLine Animal Project, Inc.
- LifeLine’s EIN: 01-0599278
National Financial Services LLC
200 Liberty Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10281
Step 2: Let us know!
When your stocks are transferred into our account, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. We want to ensure that you receive a proper tax acknowledgement of your gift, so please email Jennifer Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide the following information when the gift is made:
- Brokerage company
- Name and address of donor
- Name of stock
- Number of shares
- Anticipated date of transfer
If you have any questions, please email Chief Development Officer, Jennifer Eddy, at email@example.com.
Donating through your workplace giving program is a simple and convenient way to support LifeLine and the animals in our care. And, there’s a possibility that your employer will match your donation!
Look for us in your workplace giving campaign:
- Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign: LifeLine’s CFC number is 98979.
- Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program
Double Your Gift!
By simply completing a form (online or paper), you may be able to double or even triple your donation. Additionally, your company may offer volunteer grants, so the time you spend helping pets in our shelters could translate to additional funds in support of Atlanta’s animals. To get started, search for your company here:
If you do not find your employer, please check with your human resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.
Please download your company’s matching gift form from the link above, and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is some information you may need:
LifeLine Animal Project, 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
LifeLine Animal Project’s Federal Tax ID Number is 01-0599278.
Donate your car in support of LifeLine’s work in Atlanta, and receive a charitable tax deduction in the process. LifeLine Animal Project collaborates with our trusted vehicle donation partner, CARS™, to make the process of donating your car quick, simple and painless.
List of vehicles you can donate:
- Motor home or RV
After you donate your car to us, you will receive a car donation tax write-off for your charitable contribution to LifeLine Animal Project, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal organization.
- Click here to get started.
- Read about the simple process for donating a vehicle.
- Call CARS™ directly at 888-99-BF-PET (888-992-3738) or fill out their online form.
- CARS™ will arrange for the free pickup of vehicle within 24-48 hours of your car, boat or other vehicle. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home, office or even a repair shop.
Charitable Contribution Receipt
In exchange for your vehicle and signed title, the tow company will give you a pick-up receipt for your records. After your vehicle is sold, CARS™ will provide you with a tax receipt. If your car is sold for more than $500, in addition to the tax receipt, CARS™ will supply you with an IRS 1098-C form.
You can honor a cherished pet in your life with a plaque on the tribute wall at the LifeLine Community Animal Center! Your donation will celebrate your pet while contributing to the care and safety of the pets in our community. This Community Animal Center offers affordable veterinary care, encourages more adoptions and saves lives by freeing up space at the Fulton and DeKalb County animal shelters.
If you’re on Facebook, let your family and friends know how important LifeLine’s work is to you. Create a peer-to-peer fundraiser to help celebrate your birthday (or to mark any other celebration) and encourage your crowd to make a gift, too!
Help us save lives without changing a thing! Shop using one of our partner companies below and a portion of the proceeds will benefit LifeLine and our mission to save every healthy and treatable animal in Atlanta.
Kroger Community Rewards
It’s easy to support LifeLine when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards® and shop at Kroger stores! Register online and use our organization number (XQ430). Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for LifeLine’s homeless pets every time you shop and use your Plus Card.
Remember that members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Use this unique link for your first purchase on Chewy.com, and $20 will be automatically donated to LifeLine Animal Project! Chewy.com offers free shipping and a 20% discount on your first auto-ship order.
Every dog deserves to be spoiled! Get a monthly box full of surprises and unique toys and treats for your furry family member through BarkBox! Use this unique link to get started, and $25 will be automatically donated to LifeLine Animal Project.
Second Life Thrift Store
Second Life Thrift Store is a major supporter of LifeLine Animal Project. Their 5,000+ square foot main store sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, home décor, furniture and more! In turn, they generously donate to us on a regular basis, supporting many of our lifesaving programs. Find a treat for yourself, and give homeless pets a second chance at life!
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