Saving Our Youth would like to thank our corporate and individual donors. It is because of your generation donations that Saving Our Youth is able to fulfill our mission.
Sustainability Sponsorship Pledge
Your monthly sustainability gift allows us to budget our finances because we know what’s coming. 1-time gifts are wonderful also of course, but we can’t budget with something we don’t know is coming. All gifts are tax deductible.
Become a Board Member
Some people may not consider a Board Member a Sponsor, but Board Members donate to the organization, so they are Sponsors, but they are also much more than that, Board Members play a central role in the development of policies and major decisions.
1 Time Donation
Your 1 time donation would be greatly appreciated. We can't budget from 1 time donations because we don't know when they are coming in like monthly or quarterly donations, but 1 time donations certainly help us reach our budget goals when they come in.
Sponsor a Youth Directly
Your donation of $100 per month will sponsor a youth directly. $50 of that gift goes on a card for the youth at the end of the month for them to be able to purchase personal hygiene products. As a sponsor for a youth, you will have written permissions from their parents to review their grades and work with us on their progress, with mentorship opportunities if you like.
Gifts of Securities/Stock Transfers
Our ability now to accept securities/Stock Transfers represent an entirely new funding source for us. We’ve already received $1,600 from stock transfers this year. With gifts of appreciated assets, many donors discover they’re able to contribute more than if they’d simply given cash.
To Donate money to Saving Our Youth by the sale of a Vehicle through CARS, click below:
The Vehicle Donation Process
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! Simply click on the link below to get started and a trained staff at CARS will guide you through the donation process. CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call them toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) as they may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to their sale location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.
The Donated Vehicle is Sold
At CARS, they have sales locations where they evaluate each vehicle. When it is cost-effective, they make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. They use auction houses to sell the majority of our vehicles. On occasion they may receive a unique or specialty item for which they may use other means to sell the vehicle. Their goal is to ensure that the charity/nonprofit organization receives the maximum amount of money for each vehicle donation that they receive.
They Provide All Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms
Within 30 days of the sale of the donated vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, we will mail you an additional receipt known as "IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes" if your tax identification number has been provided.