TICKETS FOR MATCHES
Do you have tickets to sporting events, the arts and other venues of entertainment? If so, by donating them to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass you are giving our matches lasting memories they otherwise may not experience. Contact us today to donate your tickets.
GOOD GIVING CAMPAIGN
Annually, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass takes part in the Good Giving Challenge. This is an online giving campaign sponsored by Bluegrass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing that supports multiple nonprofits in our community.
KROGER REWARDS & AMAZON SMILE
Giving to Big Brothers Big Sisters is easy thanks to our participation in the community giving programs of Kroger and Amazon Smile.
With every qualified purchase you make at your local Kroger store or online at Amazon Smile, a percentage is given to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass to help fund our mentoring programs.
To register for Kroger Community Rewards…
1. Link your Kroger Plus Card account by visiting the Community Rewards page: https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards.
2. Click “enroll” and enter “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass” into the search bar, or enter our number 35552.
3. Make your regular purchases using your Kroger Plus Card. It’s that easy!
Make sure to re-register every year in August!
To register for Amazon Smile…
1. Create an Amazon account by visiting www.amazon.com.
2. If you already have an account, visit www.smile.amazon.com and enter “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass” to find us.
3. Shop as usual!
Amazon Smile provides the exact same products and secure checkout from Amazon. The Amazon Smile foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass each quarter.
To register for iGive…
You shop online all the time - and so do we! So why not help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass while you do it?
Click here to register with iGive.com, and simply for opening an account, we'll get $5! If you continue to use iGive, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass will continue earning, so we sincerely hope that you do a lot of holiday shopping!
Thanks for shopping and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass!
CARS FOR KIDS’ SAKE
Whether your car starts or not, donating it can certainly start something in your community. Big Brothers Big Sisters Cars for Kids' Sake helps us raise funds through the donation of your unwanted vehicle. Donated vehicles qualify as charitable gifts and may be eligible for a tax deduction.
We welcome all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats, airplanes, farm equipment, and construction equipment.
The process for donating is simple. Just call the Big Brothers Big Sisters Vehicle Donation Program at 800-710-9145 or follow the easy steps below to arrange a pickup for your unwanted vehicle. The vehicle will be picked up, processed, and sold to help kids in your community.
How to Donate Your Car:
Step 1: Click here, then select GO. You will be asked for your vehicle’s make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN#), and current mileage.
Step 2: After you enter the donation information, you will need to print out the forms at the end of the donation wizard and send them to us with your vehicle's title to the attention of Manager, Individual Giving, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 230 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Step 3: Your vehicle will then be sold at a dealers-only auction or to a licensed recycler. With all costs deducted, Big Brothers Big Sisters typically receives between 65% and 80% of the gross sale price. Proceeds benefit programs in your area.
Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase.
STOCKS AND SECURITIES
You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in your community.
As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities.
Donating Stock or Bonds Held By a Bank or Broker
If your equities are currently held at a bank or in a brokerage account, simply send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift's intended purpose.