Ways To Give

Health Is

Give health to a child,
a parent, a community

Your gift makes it possible for Americares to get medicine and critical care to people in need. For every $1 donated, Americares has provided $20 in aid. Because we deliver donated medicine and medical supplies to a trusted network of locally-based providers, the impact of your gift is multiplied many times over.

Fundraise For Us

Fundraise for Us Online — with Crowdrise!

Why Crowdrise?

Whether you're participating in a marathon or other athletic event, starting a birthday fundraiser, or creating a tribute to someone special in your life, Crowdrise is a fun and easy way to create a personal fundraising page to ask friends and family to support Americares.

How does this help Americares?

When disasters like tornadoes, floods and famine strike or wherever people face daily health crises, the funds you raise on Crowdrise help us to quickly and effectively send more aid to the people who need it most.  You can also join an existing Americares fundraiser  and support a cause that will make a healthy difference in countless lives.  

Gift Planning

Plan a Gift or Bequest

Create a Legacy of Caring

When you include Americares in your estate planning, you have a rare and significant opportunity to shape the kind of legacy that you leave behind. What will your legacy be?

Other Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

Please make check payable to Americares and indicate your preferred fund.

Mail to:  
88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT USA 06902


Donate by Phone

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST


United Way

If you support the United Way, you can designate Americares as one of your charities of choice. Simply list Americares on your local United Way Donor Designation Pledge form.


Donate Using Bitcoin

Have some Bitcoin and looking to donate? Our secure Bitcoin payment option is just for you and accepts donations through BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor. 



You Shop. Amazon Gives.

You can support Americares every time you shop, at no cost to you—when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Choose us as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to Americares.

  1. Click here: Smile.Amazon.com  Or, type www.smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device . You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return
  2. Select Americares to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation of 0.5 percent of the purchase price.

You can use your existing Amazon.com account for AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, Wish List and wedding or baby registry and other account settings remain the same.

Donate Your Vehicle

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to the Americares Vehicle Donation Program!  Making a donation is easy.  It's as easy as filling out the online donation form or picking up a phone and speaking to a live operator.

Donate Stocks and Securites

Electronic and Physical Transfers

Giving stock and securities is a quick, easy way to support Americares, as well as one of the most cost-effective and tax-wise ways to fulfill your charitable and financial goals.

To transfer stock or securities to Americares:

Your broker can transfer stock electronically to our account at The Northern Trust Company. For instructions, please contact our Donor Relations Department at (203) 658-9500 or stockdonations@americares.org You may also call toll-free at 1-800-486-HELP (4357)

Because complete donor information in electronic transfers is not always provided, please alert us in advance of your transfer regarding the stock name and number of shares you plan to give.

For physical transfers of stock certificates, please contact us for more information.

Once transfers are complete, we will provide you with proper tax acknowledgement. Please note that the IRS dictates that stocks be valued based on the average stock price on the date they are received into our account, which may differ from your statement value.

Give From Donor Advised Fund

DAF Sponsors and Information

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a flexible, charitable account that donors use to support their philanthropy and receive a range of benefits.

  • Establish your DAF by making a tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • If you choose, advise the DAF sponsor on investment strategy —(investment growth is tax free!)
  • Recommend grants to your favorite charities, like Americares, with the option of remaining anonymous

For more information on Donor Advised Funds, click here 

How DAF Direct Works

DAF Direct is an online tool that enables you to easily recommend a grant to Americares directly from our website.  Current participating DAF Direct sponsors include Fidelity Charitable®Schwab Charitable® and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.You can recommend a grant to Americares by doing the following:

  1. Select your sponsoring organization from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter Americares as the Designation.
  3. Enter the amount of your donation to Americares.
  4. Click on the NEXT button, which will connect you directly to your sponsoring organization's website to confirm your recommendation

What If My Sponsoring Organization Is Not Part of DAF Direct?

Simply contact your sponsoring organization directly and recommend a donation in support of the lifesaving work of Americares. Provide the following information:

    • Charity: 
         88 Hamilton Avenue 
         Stamford, CT 06902
    • Federal Taxpayer Identification Number: 
    • Gift amount: 
    • Americares contact information: 
         Karen Malner 
         Senior Associate, Individual Philanthropy

Explore Employer Matching Gifts

Leverage the difference you make!

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees. This is a fantastic way to double or even triple your gift to Americares, and we hope you will explore this opportunity.

We appreciate your interest in having your gift matched by your organization. The steps for working with your matching gift administrator or matching gift portal will be listed below if your workplace has a program in place. 

1. Find out about your employer matching gift program:

2. Gift Verification

Our donor privacy policy prohibits us from contacting your company on your behalf, but we will verify all gifts as soon as we receive the paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact us below at:

Americares Donor Relations
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902 
(800) 486-HELP 
(800) 486-4357

If you have any questions or need help with the process, call us at (800) 486-4357 or email DonorRelations@americares.org.